4th - 7th May 2016

Liverpool

Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas is a Sales Engineer for SQL Sentry where he specialises in providing SQL Server solutions and system health checks to organisations across the EMEA region. Richard was the founder  of the Maidenhead SQL Server User Group and has spoken at several PASS events including the PASS Summit, SQL Rally's and SQL Saturdays. Previously Richard had also regularly presented webinars for former employer Quest/Dell Software and PASS Virtual Chapters on various SQL Server related topics and was a technical reviewer on two SQL Server 2012 books. Richard can be contacted via Twitter @SQLRich or on his blog http://SQL.RichardDouglas.co.uk
http://SQL.RichardDouglas.co.uk
Richard Douglas has submitted 4 sessions for SQLBits XV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

In this introductory session you will gain a better understanding of the TempDB system database. You'll learn how SQL Server uses it, as well as learn some basic architectural changes that you can make to improve performance for your entire instance.
Learning SQL is easy, mastering it is hard. In this session you’ll learn simple but effective tricks to design your database objects better and write more optimized code.
In this session you will learn to appreciate how the transaction log works and how you can improve the performance of your applications by making the right architectural choices.
In this session you will learn all about the different architectures of indexes, from that how to make the right choices when designing your indexes so that both the database engine and your DBA will love you for it.

Previous Sessions

Ensuring top performance is never easy. To maintain performance you need to make sure you’re monitoring the right things. How do you know if the figures you’re seeing are good or bad? Baseline comparisons can help.
In this session, you'll gain invaluable guidance for optimizing your backup strategies. Using trace flags the session will cover how SQL Server manages its own backup options and how you can tune them to meet your SLAs.
In this session you'll learn all about SQL Server wait statistics. These are statistics the database engine stores about the resources it is waiting on. Armed with this information you as a SQL Server professional can make better informed decisions.
Learning SQL is easy, mastering it is hard. In this session you’ll learn simple but effective tricks to design your database objects better and write more optimized code.
In this session you'll learn all about SQL Server wait statistics. These are statistics the database engine stores about the resources it is waiting on. Armed with this information you as a SQL Server professional can make better informed decisions.