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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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How to Enable Instant File Initialization (IFI) for SQL Server – Video 25 May 2015
Why wait on data file growths? Learn why “Instant File Initialization” is a good setting for SQL Server, how to set it using the Local Security Policy in Windows, and see a demo proving that it can help your performance … Continue reading → Register now for upcoming webcasts ...

Not Everything Should be Automated 21 May 2015
Some people hate repetition. They want to avoid manual tasks at all costs. I used to be part of the cult of automation. I thought that everything should be made efficient. Why should I do something twice, if I can figure … Continue reading → Register now for upcoming webcasts on cluster ...

Join Us at SQLSaturday Pittsburgh for a Pre-Con 20 May 2015
Brent & Jeremiah are coming to Pittsburgh on October 2-3, 2015. We’re doing a one-day pre-con, and then sticking around to present at SQLSaturday Pittsburgh too. Developer’s Guide to SQL Server Performance – Live! You’re stuck with a database server … Continue reading ...

How to See Recent Autogrowth Events on Databases in SQL Server 19 May 2015
There are a few little gems built into SQL Server Management Studio that are easy to forget, but they sure can come in handy. I sometimes generate a little formatted report of recent growths for a database, and how long they … Continue reading → Register now for upcoming webcasts on ...

Announcing SQLServerUpdates.com 18 May 2015
After the SQL 2014 SP1 mess, I thought, “How are people with a real job supposed to keep up with updates?” Go try to find the most recent SQL Server service packs and cumulative updates on Microsoft.com. It’s miserable – … Continue reading → Register now for ...