Grant Fritchey, SQL Server MVP, works for Red Gate Software as Product Evangelist. In his time as a DBA and developer, he has worked at three failed dot–coms, a major consulting company, a global bank and an international insurance & engineering company. Grant currently serves on the Board of Directors for the PASS organization of data professionals. He is the author of the books SQL Server Execution Plans (Simple-Talk) and SQL Server Query Performance Tuning (Apress). Grant earned the nickname “The Scary DBA.” He even has an official name plate, and displays it proudly.
Just because you're using an Azure SQL database does not mean you can avoid tuning queries. This session will introduce you to the tools you have available to identify poor performing queries, understand, and fix them. All in the cloud.
Learn where to start reading execution plans and how to interpret them in order to understand how to tune poorly performing queries.
Once you've decided to move to Azure with any of your databases, you're going to need to know how they're performing, this session shows you.
Learn how to use execution plans to understand how SQL Server works, not just tune your queries.
Learn how to write T-SQL more clearly so that it performs better.
Deploying your database changes to production can be nerve-wracking. We'll discuss methods that take the stress out of the process by ensuring that you practise your deployments using continuous integration before you ever get near production