17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

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Robert L Davis

Robert L Davis is a SQL Server 2008 Certified Master and an experienced Database Administrator, SQL Server evangelist, speaker, writer, and trainer. He has worked with SQL Server for more than 13 years, and recently started his own consulting company, SQL DBA Master. He recently served as a Sr. Product Consultant and Chief SQL Server Evangelist for Idera Software. Prior to that he served as Program Manager for the SQL Server Certified Master Program and as a production DBA at Microsoft. Robert helped found the PASS Data Architecture Virtual Chapter, was the primary author of "Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring," and was a Charter Member of the Idera ACEs program. He often speaks at SQL Server events and writes articles and product reviews for SQL Server Magazine. Robert is married, has two German Shepherds, and is an avid writer, blogging about SQL Server at http://www.SQLSoldier.com and writing horror fiction. You can find him on Twitter as @SQLSoldier.
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Why is Your SQL Server Slow? All-for-one and One-for-all 14 Feb 2014
I have one more thing I want to talk about regarding the conversation I had recently with my friends and former colleagues at Idera about the things that slow down SQL Server. Another “quick performance wins” you can take advantage of is segregating the types of files SQL Server uses. ...

Why is Your SQL Server Slow? Here’s a Hint 11 Feb 2014
I was talking recently with my friends and former colleagues at Idera about the things that slow down SQL Server. Specifically, the discussion was about things that people could change without a lot of trouble to make their SQL Server run faster. I like to use the phrase “quick performance ...

Performance Tuning Pre-con and More at SQLSaturday 277 RVA 04 Feb 2014
Join me for 2 days of fun and education at SQL Saturday #277 in Richmond, VA on March 21 and 22, 2014. I will be delivering an all-day pre-con session, Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting Like a Pro, on Friday, March 21. The session is only $99 if you sign up before February 20. On February ...

Schema-only Backups and Restores 20 Jan 2014
I was reading the blog post Time for a Quick Rant by Grant Fritchey (blog|@GFritchey) about people who choose to not back up a database simply because it is large. I agree wholeheartedly with Grant on this topic. Simply choosing not to back up a database is, well to put it nicely, reckless. ...

DBA: Guardian of the Data 16 Jan 2014
I was asked recently by Idera to take a look at the things that could cost a DBA their job. This has lead to a new whitepaper I wrote about the 5 mistakes that DBAs make that can cost them their jobs. Watch Idera’s Resource Central or follow @Idera_Software on Twitter to see when the … ...