4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London

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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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Monitoring Snapshot Isolation with Perfmon in SQL Server (video) 02 Mar 2015
Snapshot Isolation can be a great way to reduce lock waits and speed up your SQL Server, but long running transactions could still slow you down. Join Kendra Little to learn how to monitor for these sneaky killers using performance … Continue reading → Wanna join Brent Ozar Unlimited? ...

sp_AskBrent v14 adds CPU % Utilization 01 Mar 2015
When your SQL Server is having performance problems, sp_AskBrent® checks a bunch of common trouble spots. In this week’s new version, it also checks sys.dm_os_ring_buffers for the most recent CPU utilization report from SQL Server and returns it. Here’s what it … Continue reading ...

Signing off 26 Feb 2015
Dear Brent Ozar Unlimited readers: thanks for following me for three great years. I’m off on a new adventure, but I hope to see you at a user group, a SQL Saturday, or a conference in the future! I’m leaving … Continue reading → Wanna join Brent Ozar Unlimited? We're hiring ...

Are “bad” statistics the reason my query is slow? 25 Feb 2015
How often are “bad” statistics to blame for a “slow” or “bad” query? Chances are, not nearly as often as you think. What are “bad” statistics? Most often, when people say statistics are “bad”, what they mean is “out-of-date”. ...

Quiz: Are You the Next Brent Ozar Unlimited Consultant? 24 Feb 2015
Hey SQL Server DBAs — we’re hiring! Here’s a quick five question quiz. Give yourself one point for every ‘yes': Have you been a database administrator for a few years? Does planning how to keep an application reliable and safe from disasters … Continue reading ...