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Brent Ozar

Brent Ozar specializes in making SQL Server faster and more reliable.   He's a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and MVP, and he has over a decade of experience.  He coauthored Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting, created sp_Blitz™ and sp_AskBrent™, and he loves sharing knowledge at BrentOzar.com.
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Making your T-SQL fast isn't really all that different from building and driving race cars. Learn lessons from racing icons that you can apply right away in your databases.
Got a slow application or server, and not sure where to start? Brent will explain how to use the two most popular free tools and how to read their results.
These two technologies can make a very big – and very bad – difference in how your SQL Server performs. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the real, honest lowdown from a virtualization administrator, a SAN administrator, and a DBA? Wouldn’t it be even better if one person had done all three, and could give you the pros and cons of each point of view? That person is Brent Ozar, a Microsoft Certified Master who’s been there and done that.
PANIC IN THE DATACENTER! Your databases are approaching - or surpassed - the Terrible Terabyte mark. You're pouring money into the SAN, but your data isn't pouring back out as fast as you want. You're terrified to DBCCs or index maintenance because everything takes forever, and you don't have big maintenance windows.
You don't buy a lot of servers, but you're about to deploy SQL Server, and you only get one chance to make it right. Brent Ozar will boil down everything you need to know into just a few simple decisions including SQL Edition, sockets, and RAM.
How does SQL Server build results? We'll role play: Brent Ozar will be an end user sending in queries, and you'll be SQL Server. This session is for people who are comfortable writing queries, but not with indexes, statistics, and sargability.
Ever wonder how someone else does it? There’s no right way or wrong way, but in this session you can peer over Brent’s shoulder (virtually) while he takes a few Stack Overflow queries and tries various techniques to make them faster.

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Oracle Backup Basics for SQL Server DBAs [Video] 29 Aug 2014
To get ready for Tuesday’s webcast, here’s what you have to do: Watch the video below, but watch it today (or over the long weekend). There will be no live presentation this week and we won’t be rehashing all of the … Continue reading →

How to Tell If You’re Good At SQL Server Transactional Replication (Quiz) 27 Aug 2014
Let’s play the quiz! We’re using the honor system: be honest with yourself. Five Simple Questions When I say the first name “Hilary”, you immediately know his last name is ____. Have you successfully set up replication so that you … Continue reading →

SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) Common Questions 26 Aug 2014
Transparent Data Encryption is a way to encrypt your data in SQL Server. It affects the data and log files of the database. I recently gave a webcast on this topic, and got some great questions about TDE. What versions … Continue reading →

How to Get Your Query’s Execution Plan [Video] 25 Aug 2014
You’ve got a query that’s running too slow, and you need to figure out why. The first step is admitting that you’ve got a problem, but the second step is getting the execution plan. In this 16-minute video, I will show … Continue reading →

I’m Speaking at kCura Relativity Fest 2014 about SQL Server 22 Aug 2014
I’m very proud to announce that kCura selected me to speak again this year at Relativity Fest, the annual gathering of e-discovery professionals. I’ve been doing a lot of Relativity work (here’s a recap of my blog posts about it) … Continue reading →