[novasql] January NOVASQL meeting

  • From: "Clay McDonald" <clay.mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <novasql@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 12:36:11 -0500

Fusion-io is giving away a solid state storage PCI-e card at the January
meeting! Don't miss it!!

Date:   Monday, January 25, 2010        
Time:   7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Location:       AT&T Building, located at 1900 Gallows Road Vienna, VA

Main Session

Speakers - Paul Randal and Kimberly Tripp

Title: Essential Database Management - Top Ten Recommendations

In this session, Paul and Kimberly will run you through their top-ten 
database maintenance recommendations, with a lot of tips and tricks
the way. These are distilled from almost 30 years combined experience 
working with SQL Server customers and are geared towards making your 
databases more performant, more available, and more easily managed (to
you time!). Everything in this session will be practical and applicable
to a 
wide variety of databases. Topics covered and myths debunked include: 
backups, shrinks, fragmentation, statistics, and much more! Focus will
be on 
2005 but we'll explain some of the key differences for 2000 and 2008 as 

Joint bio:

Paul and Kimberly are a husband-and-wife team who own and run
SQLskills.com, a world-renowned SQL Server consulting and training
company. They are both SQL Server MVPs and Microsoft Regional Directors,
with over 30 years of combined experience on SQL Server.
Paul worked on the SQL Server team for nine years in development and
management roles, writing many of the DBCC commands, and ultimately with
responsibility for core Storage Engine for SQL Server 2008. Paul writes
extensively on his blog (SQLskills.com/blogs/Paul) and for TechNet
Magazine, for which he is also a Contributing Editor.
Kimberly worked on the SQL Server team in the early 1990s as a tester
and writer before leaving to found SQLskills and embrace her passion for
teaching and consulting. Kimberly has been a staple at worldwide
conferences since she first presented at TechEd in 1996, and she blogs
at SQLskills.com/blogs/Kimberly.
They have written Microsoft whitepapers and books for SQL Server 2000,
2005 and 2008, and are regular, top-rated presenters worldwide on
database maintenance, high availability, disaster recovery, performance
tuning, and SQL Server internals. Together they teach the SQL MCM
certification and throughout Microsoft.
In their spare time they like to find frogfish in remote corners of the
Short Session

Speakers - Fred Vasofsky and Christian Shrauder

Title: SQL Server at the Speed of Light

In this session, Fred and Christian will be discussing Database
acceleration using a new storage/memory architecture that provides
drastic performance improvements for databases and enterprise
applications. They will also cover new memory/storage tier utilizing
solid state drives connected via PCIe to increase transactions/sec
(IOPS), reduce latency, and increase throughput.        

Clay McDonald
Database Administrator 

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