October 23, 2018 – What problem does this SQL Server feature solve?

What problem does this SQL Server feature solve?

October 23, 2018 6:00pm

Jes Borland

Jes Borland

“I heard about this new feature, and I think it sounds great. I want to use it in my database.” Have you heard – or said – those words? You’re not alone. Too often, we dive into using a new feature without exploring what business or technical problem it will solve, then run into problems once we’re using it. In this session, I cover what problems can be solved using the major performance features of SQL Server – columnstore, in-memory OLTP, partitioning, Resource Governor, and more.

Speaker Bio

Jes Borland is a Premier Field Engineer – SQL Server for Microsoft, where she is a trusted technical adviser, deep technical support, and teacher for her customers. Her experience as a DBA, consultant, and 5-time Data Platform MVP allow her to help the business and the IT teams reach their goals. She has worked with SQL Server as a developer, report writer, DBA, and consultant. Her favorite topics are administration, automation, and performance. She is a former President of FoxPASS, founder of Tech on Tap, and a LessThanDot.com blogger. She frequently presents at user groups, SQL Saturdays, and other community events. She is also an avid runner and chef.

Important meeting information:

We meet at the offices of Wayfair, upstairs from the Copley Place Mall, at 4 Copley Place, Boston.

Due to building security at our meeting venue, attendees must be registered, and must present a valid photo ID to building security. Directions to the Wayfair offices can be found here.

Typical Meeting Format:

6:00pm – 6:30pm — food / beverages, networking and group discussion

6:30pm – 6:45pm — news, announcements, upcoming training opportunities

6:45pm – 8:15pm — guest speaker presentation