William Durkin is a Senior SQL Server Consultant with HSO Customer Service in Germany. He uses his decade of experience with SQL Server to help multinational corporations achieve their data management goals. Born in the UK and now based in Germany, William has worked as a Database Developer and DBA on projects spanning 5 continents. One highlight was creating a world-wide, 12 site transactional replication system (buy him a drink and he'll tell you the story).
William Durkin has submitted 3 sessions for SQLBits XIV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions
Database Replication: What is it? How does it work? Why in the world would you possibly want to use it? This session will give you answers to these questions and show where replication beats other SQL Server features.
Budget cutbacks,higher licensing fees,lots of old environments on your network? Join me in this session and explore how consolidation can unlock access to newer versions of SQL Server and possibly higher editions too.
It is possible to spend too much time in the search for perfect performance. This session will take a look at some of the common design mistakes made in database development and show how they can cause problems later on.