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Brent Ozar

Brent Ozar specializes in making SQL Server faster and more reliable.   He's a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and MVP, and he has over a decade of experience.  He coauthored Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting, created sp_Blitz® and sp_AskBrent®, and he loves sharing knowledge at BrentOzar.com.
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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.
You don't buy a lot of servers, but you're about to deploy SQL Server, and you only get one chance to make it right. Brent Ozar will boil down everything you need to know into just a few simple decisions including SQL Edition, sockets, and RAM.
How does SQL Server build results? We'll role play: Brent Ozar will be an end user sending in queries, and you'll be SQL Server. This session is for people who are comfortable writing queries, but not with indexes, statistics, and sargability.
Ever wonder how someone else does it? There’s no right way or wrong way, but in this session you can peer over Brent’s shoulder (virtually) while he takes a few Stack Overflow queries and tries various techniques to make them faster.
You're a DBA who's struggled with Perfmon metrics and Profiler. You're facing a sea of confusing numbers, and you don't know where to focus first. Microsoft Certified Master Brent Ozar will give you a friendly introduction to wait statistics.
You're hearing a lot about the new features in SQL Server, but you're not hearing a lot about the drawbacks. Ever wonder why? Join Brent Ozar, the guy behind DBAreactions.com, for a sarcastic, funny look at SQL Server 2014's "features" and bugs.

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Foreign Keys in SQL Server (video) 30 Mar 2015
Learn the basics of Foreign Keys in SQL Server: trust, join elimination, cascading deletes, and indexing child keys. Limited on time? Check out the Table of Contents below. Table of Contents: 03:46 – Foreign keys change performance 04:12 – Let’s … Continue reading → Meet the ...

Upgrading to SQL Server 2014: Frequently Asked Questions 26 Mar 2015
Can I upgrade an existing instance without migrating? This is nothing against SQL Server 2014, but I can’t stand in-place upgrades. Over the years I’ve had in-place upgrades work flawlessly on a few instances, and then had an install issue … Continue reading → Meet the new ...

Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade SQL Server 25 Mar 2015
Stop. Before you think about upgrading your existing SQL Server to the latest version, think it through. Your hardware is old. Even if it’s just a couple of years old, the latest advances in processors, memory, and storage mean it’s … Continue reading → Meet the new guy on ...

How to Become an Expert at Anything in SQL Server 24 Mar 2015
First, decide what you want to get really good at. Then try to break it in many possible ways and analyze why it broke. The more you break something, the more you’ll understand it. I use this technique all the time. Last … Continue reading → Meet the new guy on the team, Erik ...

Watch Brent Tune Queries [Video] 23 Mar 2015
Ever wonder how somebody else does it? Watch over my shoulder for this beautifully recorded one-hour session at SQLRally Nordic in Copenhagen from a couple weeks ago: The resources, scripts, and my Be Creepy process are all free too. Enjoy, and … Continue reading → Meet the new guy on ...