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PASSDC User Group Meeting July 2018

Bob Pusateri will be presenting a remote session for the PASS DC SQL Server Users Group on July 12 from 630p to 930p Eastern. The subject is to be determined, so stay tuned!


PASS Virtualization VC Webinar

David Klee is proud to present a free webinar for the PASS Virtualization virtual chapter entitled “Level Up Your Cloud Infrastructure Skills” on Wednesday, April 11, at 1pm Eastern.

Abstract: Think infrastructure in the cloud is still just for sysadmins? Think again! As your organization moves into the cloud, infrastructure skills are more important than ever for DBAs to master. Expert knowledge of cloud-related infrastructure will help you maintain performance and availability for databases in the cloud. For example, know what an IOP is? How many does your database consume during a given day? Properly sizing a cloud database depends on your knowledge of this metric. Failure to properly configure storage performance at the time of deployment will slow down your SQL Server considerably. Come learn many of the key cloud infrastructure points that you should master as the DBA role continues to evolve!

RSVP for this webinar here!


Mentioned in SIOS Application Trends 2018 Post

We were recently mentioned in a SIOS blog post discussing how applications, including our favorite – Microsoft SQL Server – are moving to the public cloud in droves. The world is expanding into the cloud – maybe not moving everything all at once, but definitely expanding in to the cloud. We are thrilled to be a part of this migration, and eager to work with companies like SIOS in their push to help organizations simplify their environments and save money! Check it out!


Speaking at SQL Saturday Chicago

Heraflux is proud to contribute to this year’s SQL Saturday event in Chicago on March 17. Not only is our own Bob Pusateri one of the primary event coordinators, David Klee is presenting a new session called “Level Up Your Cloud Infrastructure Skills“.

Session abstract: Think infrastructure in the cloud is still just for sysadmins? Think again! As your organization moves into the cloud, infrastructure skills are more important than ever for DBAs to master. Expert knowledge of cloud-related infrastructure will help you maintain performance and availability for databases in the cloud. For example, know what an IOP is? How many does your database consume during a given day? Properly sizing a cloud database depends on your knowledge of this metric. Failure to properly configure storage performance at the time of deployment will slow down your SQL Server considerably. Come learn many of the key cloud infrastructure points that you should master as the DBA role continues to evolve!

Register for this exciting event today, and we look forward to meeting you there!


2017 #PASS Linux for the SQL Server DBA Webinar

Join David Klee for a session on Linux administration for the SQL Server DBA as part of the PASS SQL Server on Linux webinar series marathon on December 13th!

Times are certainly changing with Microsoft’s recent announcement to adopt the Linux operating system with the SQL Server 2017 release, and you should be prepared to support it. But, what is Linux? Why run your critical databases on an unfamiliar operating system? How do I do the basics, such as backing up to a network share or add additional drives for data, logs, and tempdb files? This introductory session will help seasoned SQL Server DBAs understand the basics of Linux and how it differs from Windows, all the way from basic management to performance monitoring. By the end of the session, you will be able to launch your own Linux-based SQL Server instance on a production ready VM.

Register now for this exciting webinar series!


Quad Cities PASS Remote User Group Presentation 2017

Linux for the SQL Server Adminstrator

I bet never in your career you thought SQL Server would run on anything other than Windows. Times are changing, and are you ready? SQL Server on Linux is right around the corner! What is Linux – really? Why run your mission-critical databases on an unfamiliar operating system? This introductory session will help seasoned SQL Server DBA understand the basics of Linux and how it is different from Windows, all the way from basic management to performance monitoring. By the end of this session, you will be able to launch your own Linux-based SQL Server instance and get hands-on with this paradigm shift to see if this new platform is right for your organization.

Learn more about this session and group here!


PASS Summit 2017

PASS Summit is the premier conference where data professionals connect. Spend up to a week with us as we delve into full-day pre-conference workshops, hands-on labs, expert sessions, demos, networking, the latest tips, tricks, and technologies, and more. And because PASS is a non-profit organization, your registration fee stays in the data community, supporting a variety of local, regional, and international programs and events that bring data professionals together around the world.

PASS Summit 2017 will be held at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, located in Seattle, WA.


Calgary SQL Server Users Group Presentation 2017

The addition of virtualization into the datacenter changed everything and gave birth to the cloud, but what is really going on under the hood?

Virtualization and cloud IaaS have a lot of similarities, and in this session we will explore the various layers, such as storage, interconnects, operating systems, the VM construction, all from the standpoint of performance and availability.

Maintaining a working understanding of these layers will make you a stronger database professional. Both on-premises virtualization and cloud will be compared and contrasted.

Bring your questions and learn more about what’s actually under the database!


PASS Performance Virtual Chapter Webinar

On August 24th, David Klee will be presenting a webinar for the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter entitled “Performance Tune Your SQL Server VM“.

Your SQL Server virtual machines, whether in your own datacenter or in the cloud, should perform as fast as a bare metal server. If not properly constructed and managed, however, the performance of these critical servers can suffer. The different areas of the VM architecture and performance, such as virtual CPU architecture and NUMA, disk presentation and configuration, memory management, and differences between cloud and on-prem SQL Server VMs, will be explored in this demo-packed session.

This session is packed with many tips and tricks gained from years of experience for getting the most performance from your virtual SQL Servers. The major roadblocks to performance will be discussed and the knowledge gained will help you work with your infrastructure engineers so you can optimize the system stack for performance. Tools, techniques, and processes will be demonstrated to help you measure and validate the system performance of the key components underneath your data.

RSVP today!


Boston SQL Server Users Group Meeting

David Klee will be presenting an updated session entitled “Performance Tune Your SQL Server VM” for the downtown Boston SQL Server Users Group on July 25!

Your SQL Server virtual machines, whether in your own datacenter or in the cloud, should perform as fast as a bare metal server. If not properly constructed and managed, however, the performance of these critical servers can suffer. The different areas of the VM architecture and performance, such as virtual CPU architecture and NUMA, disk presentation and configuration, memory management, and differences between cloud and on-prem SQL Server VMs, will be explored in this demo-packed session.

This session is packed with many tips and tricks gained from years of experience for getting the most performance from your virtual SQL Servers. The major roadblocks to performance will be discussed and the knowledge gained will help you work with your infrastructure engineers so you can optimize the system stack for performance. Tools, techniques, and processes will be demonstrated to help you measure and validate the system performance of the key components underneath your data.

RSVP today!