4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London

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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 a SQL Server Technology Evangelist @ Northdoor PLC www.northdoor.co.uk

The Leader of both the PASS London and Virtual Professional Development Chapters

Neil is often found presenting @ international and domestic SQL events

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/NeilHambly
Neil Hambly has submitted 3 sessions for SQLBits XIV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

Distributed Replay controller (DRC) was added in 2012, it is a powerful feature Previously the ability to replay workloads from multiple computers to simulate mission-critical workloads was a complex task Come find out how easy it is with DRC
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
An introduction to Installing and Using "Policy Based Management" , the PBM is a feature designed to aid you in maintaining your SQL Servers to certain Standards and Policies you have determined are suitable for your environment

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
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