17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

Platinum Sponsor
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Neil Hambly

Neil Hambly is a SQL veteran with over 15 years’ expertise in SQL Server from Version 6.5 through to the very latest 2012 edition. Neil has held numerous DB roles at major organizations such as BBC, ABN AMRO, ACCENTURE, alongside a number of smaller companies, with prior roles as both a DBA ,Developer & Architect, He is now the Principle Database Engineer @ ASOS. He is a PASS UK Regional Mentor & leader of SQL London PASS Chapter, often seen speaking @ international and national SQL events
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Neil Hambly has submitted 3 sessions for SQLBits 12, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

We all know that ‘Indexing’ is KING when it comes to achieving high levels of performance in SQL Server. When Indexing also combines 2 of the Enterprise features: Partitioning & Compression Learn how to identify
Understanding how SQL Server performs under various Load scenarios, requires controlled testing of a SQL Server instance whilst capturing key metrics using tools like Distributed Replay Controller can make this challenging task easier
Many three-letter acronyms (TLAs) adorn our database world. This session focuses on two recent additions – MDS (Master Data Services) and DQS (Data Quality Services, explaining what the new features are and explore how to leverage them

Previous Sessions

DAC(Data Tier Applications) a new feature introduced in SQL Server 2008 R2, learn how this new feature can fit into your database deployment lifecycle strategies, monitor the health & performance of your DAC applications using Utility Explorer
Not to be confused with the Rugby / Football ditties, but actually an in-depth look @ "Waits" Side of the well-known "Waits & Queues" methodology With focus in this session on interpreting the information in the (DMV) sys.dm_os_wait_stats
This session was first given @ SQLBits 8, with the upcoming Denali release we can not only revisit this topic once more, but add to it further showing techniques and enhancements to the "Waits" analysis now possible with the latest SQL release
The Enterprise only feature "Compression" can make a HUGE difference to your storage requirements and we will examine this feature in detail, integrate this into your strategies, finding objects which your should use this one
SQL Server 2012 brings a wide range of changes, including a key change in how SQL Server memory is managed. Earlier releases of SQL Server have two memory managers, which have now been merged into one, discover all these important changes