SQL Saturday

SQL Saturday Atlanta 2019 Precon

We are proud to announce that David Klee will be presenting a SQL Saturday preconference training session called “Level Up Your SQL Server Cloud Infrastructure Skills” at this year’s SQL Saturday in Atlanta on Friday, May 17th! More details are posted at the SQL Saturday event page here.


SQL Saturday Raleigh 2019

Heraflux is proud to support this year’s SQL Saturday in Raleigh, NC, on April 27th. More details are coming soon!


SQL Saturday Chicago 2019

Heraflux is proud to support this year’s SQL Saturday in Chicago, IL, on Saturday March 23, at Benedictine University in Lisle IL. Bob Pusateri is one of the event coordinators, responsible for many facets of the event, and David Klee will be in attendance as well. https://www.sqlsaturday.com/825/eventhome.aspx

 


Speaking at SQL Saturday Chicago 2019

Heraflux is proud to announce that we are speaking and helping to coordinate this year’s SQL Saturday in Chicago, to be held at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, on March 23rd.

Bob Pusateri is one of the event coordinators, and is active in the Chicago Suburban SQL Server Users Group.

David Klee is presenting a new session at 11:10am in room A called “Modern CPU Architecture and SQL Server Performance“.

Session Abstract: Modern CPU architectures are complex and misunderstood, especially as they relate to SQL Server instance configuration and database usage patterns. Default values in virtualization and the SQL Server instance can cause misalignments and improper balance in the way the SQL Server lines up with the CPUs and memory, which results in an immediate (and silent) performance penalty. Come learn as we discuss topics such as physical and virtual NUMA, hyperthreading, query parallelism, and instance settings, and show you how to validate your SQL Server architecture and improve the performance of your critical SQL Servers.

If you’d like to meet up at the event, contact us and we’ll find a quiet spot and talk tech!


SQL Saturday Lincoln 2018

0eraflux is proud to support this year’s SQL Saturday in Lincoln NE, to be held on October 27th at Peter Kiewit Lodge, 28500 W Park Highway in Mahoney State Park in Ashland Nebraska. David Klee will be presenting two technical sessions. The first is called ‘Zen and the Art of Baselines’, and the second is ‘Level Up Your Cloud Skills’. RSVP for this exciting event here!


SQL Saturday Lincoln Precon 2018

David Klee is proud to present an exciting preconference training session on Friday, October 26, ahead of the SQL Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska. This all-day training class, entitled “Level Up Your Cloud Infrastructure Skills“, is designed to help you, the SQL Server professional, ramp up your knowledge so you know how to better manage workloads in the cloud.

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 in this all-day boot camp on ramping up your knowledge on cloud management!

RSVP for this exciting preconference training session here for just $135! Seats are limited, so register soon!


Where in the World is Bob?

Our Bob Pusateri has been quite busy lately with SQL Server technical talks, and we wanted to highlight some of the in-person events that he’s spoken at.

We love presenting for local technical user groups. Back in August, Bob spoke at the Chicago SQL Server Users Group on August 9th. This session was his first session highlighting Microsoft’s global scale database – Cosmos DB – called “Select Stars: A SQL Server DBA’s Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB.” Bob also presented this session for the Chicago Suburban SQL Server Users Group on September 18th.

We are also proud to speak at a number of SQL Saturdays. Bob spoke at the SQL Saturday in Oslo Norway on September 1st! Bob presented this Cosmos DB session at this event. His slides are available for you to download.

Bob also presented at the SQL Saturday in Boston MA on September 22nd. This session was called “Supercharging Backups and Restores for Fun and Profit“, and his slides are available for you to download.

Bob will be presenting at the Red-Gate SQL in the City Summit in Chicago on October 26th. This session is called “Maximize Availability and More with SQL Server Estate Monitoring“.

Bob is also presenting at this year’s PASS Summit in Seattle during the week of November 6th. He is presenting two sessions – the Cosmos DB introductory session, and “SSMS & T-SQL Tricks: Working Smarter, Not Harder“. This conference is world-class and we want to see you there with us!

If you want Bob or David to speak for your user group or SQL Saturday, contact us!


SQL Saturday Oslo 2018

Bob Pusateri is proud to present at this year’s SQL Saturday in Oslo, Norway, on September 1st, 2018. Bob’s session, “Select Stars: A SQL DBA’s Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB” is new and centered around introducing Cosmos DB to SQL Server professionals.

Abstract: Azure Cosmos DB has quickly become a buzzword in database circles over the past year, but what exactly is it, and why does it matter? This session will cover the basics of Azure Cosmos DB, how it works, and what it can do for your organization. You will learn how it differs from SQL Server and Azure SQL Database, what its strengths are, and how to leverage them. We will also discuss Azure Cosmos DB’s partitioning, distribution, and consistency methods to gain an understanding of how they contribute to its unprecedented scalability. Finally we will demonstrate how to provision, connect to, and query Azure Cosmos DB. If you’re wondering what Azure Cosmos DB is and why you should care, attend this session and learn why Azure Cosmos DB is an out-of-this-world tool you’ll want in your data toolbox!


SQL Saturday Iowa City 2018

Heraflux is proud to have David Klee present at this year’s SQL Saturday in Iowa City, IA, on June 23! Learn more at sqlsaturday.com.