Whether you are a SQL Server Database Administrator or Infrastructure Architect, you should be attending this year’s PASS Summit 2020 conference, held virtually from November 10 to 13th online.
I am thrilled to deliver a preconference boot camp called ‘Amplify Your Virtual SQL Server Performance‘ , to be held live on Monday, November 9th.
Session Description: Virtualization has been the norm in data centers for years. However, implemented incorrectly, your SQL Server performance can take a massive dive. Are you sure that your SQL Servers are running at optimal performance? This full-day boot camp covers all aspects of performance engineering for virtualized SQL Servers on all virtualized platforms, including VMware and Hyper-V.
We will review critical topics such as virtualization layers, VM construction, NUMA, resource scheduling, query parallelization and physical server alignment, “right-sizing,” and storage performance-oriented presentation. New features such as SQL Server containers and hybrid cloud architectures will be demonstrated. Backups, high availability, and disaster recovery guidelines will also be reviewed. Most importantly, this seminar informs you on methods and terminology to improve your collaboration with your infrastructure team in order to streamline your critical SQL Server performance.
Next, as part of the “Modernizing with SQL Server” Learning Pathway, I’m presenting a 100-level session called “10 Cloudy Questions to Ask Before Migrating Your SQL Server“.
Session Description: Cloud adoption of database-related services continues to accelerate, but the choices for which service to select – IaaS, DBaaS, and PaaS – all impact the features available to your applications. Selecting a service is a critical first step in the migration process, and selecting poorly can lead to cost overruns and significant time spent going down the wrong path. The questions you do not ask or consider prior to a migration can make or break your cloud experience. The most important ten questions to answer, such as your availability requirements, database-level dependencies, migration strategies, and other critical concerns, will all be discussed so that you are ready to move to the cloud with confidence in your platform of choice.
Register for this conference today! This is my personal favorite conference of the year for Microsoft data platform-specific content. I know you’ll get as much out of it as I do!