SQL Server needs its locking mechanism to provide the isolation aspect of
transactions. As a side-affect your workload can run into deadlock situations -
headache for you as a DBA is guaranteed!
Most ORM's tend to be very chatty and generate complex queries. In this session we will look at optimizing database access in ORM's. Using Nhibernate, LINQ &Entity Framework in the demos, we will examine how your ORM talks to the database and why.
In this session we'll look at the things you should and shouldn't be doing now, to protect yourself and your data against the risk of corruption and thing you should and shouldn't do should the database ever become corrupt.
Hadoop (Big Data) vs SQL Server. A view from a SQL Server DBA / Developer
In this session, you will learn what SSIS is, what components it consists of, and how to use the SSIS catalog to track the execution of packages and how to troubleshoot packages.
This session will help DBAs to understand what changes they need to make in their performance and monitoring practices for virtualized database servers.
Are you a frustrated DBA? Ready to snap? Before you do, come see Revenge: The SQL! and learn a kinder, gentler form of vengeance.
More and more senior roles require familiarity with SAN technologies - tricky for us, 'just' the DBA. This '90% practical' session will explore Hue's 2× different SAN in a box'es. Come and gain this much-needed exposure to Enterprise technologies.
What is In-Memory OLTP? How is it architected? Where can I use in-memory technology in my solutions? Learn this and more from the Microsoft team
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.
Management Studio Templates and Snippets make the DBA look like a superstar and in the process makes our lives easier through tapping into the mantra of Work Less - Do More. Join Tim as he shares his shortcuts for optimizing repetitive tasks
Mark will explain the use cases for Analysis Services, illustrate how it improves performance for large data sets and eases report writing, and will go through a practical example of building a first Analysis Services solution
Upgrading SQL Server is one of the most challenging and risky operations that you will perform as a DBA. Make the wrong move, and you could be heading for the exit. In this diverse session, we'll take an in-depth look at moving to SQL Server 2012.
In this session, we will use Grade of the Steel type workloads to quantify the CPU cost of enabling different types of compression. Using CPU profiling, we will try to quantify the cost of this feature.
In this session we are going to look at the some of the flavours of SQL in Azure, namely Windows Azure Database and SQL on IaaS. We will discuss the differences between them, look at what this means from a DBA stand point
This session will include a variety of such activities including Gathering Performance Counters in several servers at the same time using posh jobs, identifying Blocked Sessions and Reading & filtering SQL Error Log even if the Instance is offline
Attend this session to learn about 10 techniques that developers can apply to their code which will calm your DBAs’ fears and earn their admiration
It's 2AM and Disaster just began... In this session I want to discuss about best practices for surviving disaster, based on my experience in few years in data center. I presented this session as Lightning Talks in Liverpool. Now is the time for full
In this session we shall demonstrate configuration, installation and administration of SQL Server 2012 on Server 2008R2 Core. We shall discuss Command line and PowerShell configuration, Installation of SQL, Remote Administration and Clustering.
Microsoft SQL Server is one of the easiest database to setup and administrate. But that doesn't mean it's problem free. Find out the most common DBA mistakes on SQL Server so that you can make sure not to make them!
LogParser is a free data application that anyone working with SQL Server should know about, come along and see how you could use it.
I'll explain how to manage a large environment of 400+ instances in such a way that it's also useful if you have only 5 instances. Expect 50% processes and war stories and 50% demos and scripts (lots of PowerShell of course, but not everything)
Well, I'm a DBA and one of my duties is to check that all SQL Server stuff are in the right place. It's a routine job, but, probably, the most important duty as DBA because it can help me to predict many important problems.
PowerPivot can be a great troubleshooting / performance tuning tool for a dba besides just loading all the data in a database and start querying. I'll show the pro's and cons of PowerPivot while trying work with waitstats, profiler data etc.
In this session I’ll show you how to maintain security and development rigour whilst allowing the developers to use ORM tools.
Dan Cardno, Idera's Senior Sales Engineer, will focus on the suite of SQL Performance solutions offered by Idera and how they can help anyone tasked with the responsibility of administering SQL server databases.
I had to import and process 100+ files for my latest project and wondered if there was a way to generate SSIS packages based on a repository table containing the rules. As it turns out, this can be done but the programming model is a bit awkward.
The samples that you can find online are not allways functional and debugging is difficult. I did get it to work though and will show you how I did it and what problems I ran into.
After this session you will know how to generate packages that contain sources, destinations, cached lookups, derived columns, conditional splits, sorts, union all, etc.
This session is not about the script component inside SSIS but about generating SSIS packages and programmatically reading and changing properties of existing packages.This session should also be usefull if you're not a full blown developer but more of a DBA type. I'm a DBA and I got through this :-)
If you’ve only ever chosen to use Microsoft database products then there’s a chance you might hide a curiosity deep down about the Oracle database platform; or like me a few years ago be told that your next big production system will use it and now’s the time to upskill. This session introduces some key concepts and differences about the Oracle database platform to people like myself who are used to the UI-heavy Windows-based database world and hopefully make you curious enough to want to at least give it a try when you get back home.
Generalize your skills so you can specialize on SQL Server.
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.
A typical day of DBA and new features of SQL Server 2008 can help - save a minute.
Learn all about Optimistic Concurrency and how it works under the hood in this one hour session.
Database availability is important to every DBA and selecting the right solution to satisfy availability requirements can be a difficult choice. Attendees will be presented with an overview of each technology and complementary technologies enabling them to make better choices of availability solution.
SQL Server upgrade is no easy job, as DBA must go through upgrade methodology with options and considerations. Take help of freely available Upgrade tools from Microsoft and plan your database upgrade with a coverage of
Pre-upgrade tasks, during upgrade and Post upgrade tasks.