Thomas LaRock is a Microsoft Certified Master, a SQL Server MVP, a VMWare vExpert, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer with over 15 years experience in the IT industry in various roles such as programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator. He is also the author of "DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA" and has participated in the technical review of several other books. Currently, Thomas is a Technical Evangelist for Confio Software.
Thomas LaRock has submitted 3 sessions for SQLBits 12, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions
Attend this session and understand how, why, and when SQL Server uses statistics and how this new feature will help improve performance.
This session will help DBAs to understand what changes they need to make in their performance and monitoring practices for virtualized database servers.
In this session we will present the types of business scenarios that best make use of Windows Azure features, what Cloud offerings are now available, and how they can be best used in hybrid solutions.
Great database performance starts with great database design. During the design process it is important to select your SQL Server datatypes wisely. Failure to do so will result in wasted disk space, additional I/O overhead, and decreased performance.