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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!


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!

 


Upcoming SQL Server User Group Presentations

Coming up in the next week David Klee be speaking at two New England area SQL Server user groups in the next few days! First, on Monday, July 24th, he will be at the Portsmouth, NH, SQL Server Users Group speaking on the newly announced SQL Server on Linux. It’s going to be a blast showing folks that SQL Server on Linux is a viable alternative for businesses out there.

Next, Tuesday, July 25th, he will be at the downtown Boston SQL Server Users Group tomorrow night for a session on Performance Tuning for SQL Server VMs. This session gets a little free-form, as we encourage all attendees to bring your specific questions, challenges, (mis)conceptions, opinions, etc. to the table and let it all out.

RSVP for these events if you’re in the area, and if not, ping us and let us know if your user group would like a presentation on these topics!


Speaking at Suburban Chicago SQL Server Users Group Tuesday

pass_chapterThis Tuesday David Klee will be presenting a technical session entitled ‘Virtual SQL Servers. Actual Performance‘ for the Suburban Chicago SQL Server Users Group. Doors open at 5:30pm and the session starts at 6:00pm!

Abstract: Virtualizing your business-critical SQL Servers should not imply that they will run slower than if they were physical. When properly architected and managed, virtual SQL Servers should be equally as fast as their physical counterparts, if not faster. However, if not properly constructed, silent and seemingly random performance killers can strike and significantly hurt your database performance. 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.

pureOur friends at Pure Storage are sponsoring this event as well, so if you have any infrastructure administrators that have questions about some of the fastest storage on the planet, or want to know infrastructure questions related to SQL Server virtualization, make sure to invite them!

Bring your questions, as he won’t leave until all questions are answered! RSVP for this event here.