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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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sp_BlitzFirst @SinceStartup = 1 Shows You Wait Stats Since, Uh, Startup 25 Jul 2016
It’s this easy to get a cumulative recap of wait stats, file stats, and Perfmon counters: In the above example, here’s what the wait stats columns mean: Sample Ended – when it ran Hours Sample – the number of hours your … Continue reading →

[Video] Office Hours 2016/07/20 (With Transcriptions) 23 Jul 2016
This week, Brent, Richie, Erik, and Tara discuss new Microsoft certs for data science, index rebuilds, replication, patching SQL server, and what to say to a manager that says he needs an active/active HA solution but has no idea what … Continue reading →

New Windows Clustering Course for SQL Server DBAs by Edwin Sarmiento 22 Jul 2016
The SQL Server community has been waiting a long time for an in-depth Windows clustering course on current versions of Windows. See, AlwaysOn Availability Groups as well as good ol’ Failover Clustered Instances both rely on Windows clustering in order … Continue reading →

Updated High Availability and Disaster Recovery Planning Worksheet 22 Jul 2016
One of the most popular things in our First Responder Kit is our HA/DR planning worksheet. Here’s page one: In the past, we had three columns on this worksheet – HA, DR, and Oops Deletes. In this new version, we … Continue reading →

How to Contribute Code to the SQL Server First Responder Kit (Github) 21 Jul 2016
So you’d like to fix a bug or contribute code to the First Responder Kit, but you’re new to Github. Let’s get started. 1. Open a new issue on Github. Go to the Github issues list for this repo, and … Continue reading →