Difinity 2018 – Auckland, New Zealand – Pre-Con on SQL Server Performance Tuning

It is indeed fun to let you know that I will be presenting at Difinity 2018 (12-14 February, 2018), New Zealand 3 different sessions on SQL Server Performance Tuning. SQL Server Performance Tuning is my favorite topic and I will get the opportunity to present on this topic not once but three times. If you are in and around the Auckland area, you should not miss any chance to meet me and learn SQL Server Performance tuning first hand from me.

Trust me, learning SQL Server can be boring at times, but I promise you that we will make this extremely interesting and also a lot of fun. You will not only learn SQL Server but along with that you will also learn clear, actionable tricks which you can immediately implement in your organization.

You can read about my pre-con by clicking over here. The pre-con are scheduled on February 12, 2018.

Here are the sessions which I will be presenting at Difinity 2018:

36 Scripts: Performance Tricks Jedi Master Wants You to Know

Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop
Level: 300 (Advanced)
February 12, 2018

“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” – Yoda

This demo-oriented (story telling narrative) a day-long session will answer the questions which DBA and Developers often wonder about Performance Tuning and Query Optimization. There are some problems which have straight forward answers, but there are some problems which are often invisible or needs attention without even a problem statement. This day-long session will be divided in these three major components

1) Identifying and resolve common performance tuning patterns and anti-patters

2) Proactively resolving optimization bottlenecks and issues

3) Plan ahead for unexpected performance issue while upgrading to the latest version of SQL Server 2014 and 2016

Stay alert for pop quizzes.

Performance in 60 Seconds – SQL Tricks Everybody MUST Know

Length: 75 minutes
Level: 100 – Basic
February 13, 2018

Data and Database is a very important aspect of application development for businesses. Developers often come across situations where they face a slow server response, even though their hardware specifications are above par. This session is for all the Developers who want their server to perform at blazing fast speed, but want to invest very little time to make it happen. We will go over various database tricks which require absolutely no time to master and require practically no SQL coding at all. After attending this session, Developers will only need 60 seconds to improve performance of their database server in their implementation. We will have a quiz during the session to keep the conversation alive. Developers will walk out with scripts and knowledge that can be applied to their servers, immediately post the session.

Secrets of SQL Server – Database Worst Practices

Length: 75 minutes
Level: 200 – Intermediate
February 14, 2018

“Oh! What did I do?” Chances are you have heard, or even uttered, this expression. This demo-oriented session will show many examples where database professionals were dumbfounded by their own mistakes, and could even bring back memories of your own early DBA days. The goal of this session is to expose the small details that can be dangerous to the production environment and SQL Server as a whole, as well as talk about worst practices and how to avoid them. In this session we will focus on some of the common errors and their resolution. Developers will walk out with scripts and knowledge that can be applied to their servers, immediately post the session.

SQL Saturday Wellington

While, I am in New Zealand, I am going to maximize my community engagement and I will be also attending SQL Saturday Wellington following weekend on February 17, 2018. SQL Saturday team has also decided to increase the community engagement by adding a pre-con day to this event on February 16, 2018.

I will be presenting a pre-con on Feb 16, 208 on my favorite SQL Server Performance Tuning topic Zero to Hero: 30 Essential Performance Scripts for Every DBA. You can read all the information about the pre-con over here. On the very next day, I will be also presenting a hour long session Kick Start! SQL Server 2016/2017 Performance Tips and Tricks, where I will be discussing various SQL Server Trips and Ticks.

If you from New Zealand, we must meet in either of the event.

Update: If you are not able to attend these event, you can also sign up for online course – SQL Server Performance Tuning Practical Workshop.

Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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