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STLSSUG March 12, 2015 Meeting

  • In-Person @ 3 City Place Drive, 11th Floor, Room #2 St. Louis, Missouri, United States (map)
  • 13:00 - 16:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

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St. Louis SQL Server User Group Meeting

March 12th 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

 The next St. Louis SQL Server User Group meeting on Thursday, March 12th from 1 – 4 pm cdt   Please RSVP, so that we can have a count for a lunch order,

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 Location: Microsoft St. Louis Office, Three City Place Drive, Suite 1100, St. Louis, MO  63141.  Parking is in the garage behind / next to the building.  There is an entrance to the building from the 2nd floor in the garage.


 12:30 – 1:00    Registration - Lunch

 1:00                 Glenn Berry, SQLskills - Analyzing I/O Subsystem Performance

 2:30                 Dan Guzman, Allscripts - Leveraging SQL Server Enterprise Edition Features

 4:00                 Raffle Drawing –  Apress, Wrox, McGraw-Hill, Murach, Wiley, O'Reilly/MS Publishing Books and more!

Glenn Berry

Principal Consultant SQLskills

Glenn is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He has worked as a SQL Server professional for many years in a variety of roles, including stints with NewsGator and Avalara. His expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection and configuration, and performance tuning. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College – University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. Glenn is heavily involved in the SQL Server community, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQL Saturdays, SQLintersection, and the PASS Community Summit. He is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware, and he wrote chapters for SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 books.


Analyzing I/O Subsystem Performance
SQL Server is often I/O bound - but why? Do you feel lost when talking to your storage administrator?  Are your storage subsystems like a mysterious black box where your databases live but you can’t go visit? This session will get you up to speed with the fundamentals of storage subsystems for SQL Server. You will learn about the different types of storage that are available, and how to decide what type of storage to use for different workload types. You will also learn useful tips and techniques for configuring your storage for the best performance and reliability. We’ll cover methods to effectively measure and monitor your storage performance so that you will have valuable information and evidence available the next time you have to discuss IO performance with your storage administrator. Come to this session to learn how to analyze I/Os as well as options to reduce the bottlenecks

Dan Guzman is a IT professional with over 30 years of database administration and development experience, specializing in SQL Server since version 4.21 was introduced on the Windows platform.  Dan is an active SQL Server community member, an officer in the St. Louis area SQL Server User Group, and has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2001.


Leveraging SQL Server Enterprise Edition Features

This presentation will provide an overview of the key features of SQL Server Enterprise Edition that distinguish it from its Standard Edition sibling.  Features that improve scalability, high-availability, performance, security, manageability, and BI capabilities will be discussed.  The goal of this talk is to provide DBAs with the guidance needed to decide if Enterprise Edition is appropriate for a given workload, and make the business case for doing so.

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