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 volunteers for the Professional Association of SQL Server Users (PASS). He is the author of the books SQL Server Execution Plans (Simple-Talk) and SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled (Apress). He is one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group (SNESSUG). He earned the nickname “The Scary DBA.” He even has an official name plate, and displays it proudly.
Grant Fritchey has submitted 4 sessions for SQLBits 12, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions
Learn what statistics are and how the optimizer uses them to make decisions about retrieving your data.
Learn the tools and organizational structural changes needed to help you deliver databases faster and more accurately to your production servers.
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.
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.