Data loading at warp speeds

Data loading is one of the most critical challenges for many systems. The increase in data volumes and the increased demands for availability make this task ever more challenging.
In this session we will cover both theoretical and their counterpart practical aspects of the various means you have at your disposal to optimize your data loading performance.
We will unravel the truths and bust some myths regarding minimally logged operations and 
bulk load mechanisms. We will look at internals, 'secret' trace flags but also review some simpler techniques that you may have overlooked.
We will analyze the most common data loading scenarios and provide practical, proven tips for optimizing bulk data load performance which can make a difference in orders of magnitude!
Presented by Ami Levin at SQLBits XI
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    Ami Levin is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. For the past 14 years he has been consulting, teaching and speaking on SQL Server worldwide. He manages the Israeli SQL Server user group, moderates the local MSDN SQL Server support forum, and is a regular speaker at Microsoft conferences. Levin’s areas of expertise are data modeling, database design, T-SQL and performance tuning. He blogs and publishes regularly on
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