Brent Ozar is a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and an MVP. He has over a decade of broad IT experience, performing systems administration and project management before moving into database administration. Brent specializes in performance tuning, disaster recovery and automating SQL Server management. He has worked as a SQL Server expert for Quest Software, and a SQL/SAN/VMware administrator for a $7b wine & spirits distributor.
Brent has experience conducting training sessions, has written several technical articles, and blogs prolifically at http://www.BrentOzar.com. He coauthored SQL Server Internals and Troubleshooting for Wiley/Wrox along with Christian Bolton, Justin Langford, James Rowland-Jones, and Jonathan Kehayias.
Making your T-SQL fast isn't really all that different from building and driving race cars. Learn lessons from racing icons that you can apply right away in your databases.
Got a slow application or server, and not sure where to start? Brent will explain how to use the two most popular free tools and how to read their results.
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.
PANIC IN THE DATACENTER! Your databases are approaching - or surpassed - the Terrible Terabyte mark. You're pouring money into the SAN, but your data isn't pouring back out as fast as you want. You're terrified to DBCCs or index maintenance because everything takes forever, and you don't have big maintenance windows.