• February SQL Server User Group meeting
    When: Wednesday, 02/13/2019


    • 5:45 - 6:15: Introduction/Food and Drinks

    • 6:15 - 7:30: Presentations

    • 7:30 - Until: Open forum for questions

    Location: Alliance Safety Council

    Main Presentation:

    Performance Optimization with Azure SQL Database

    The cloud is just using someone else's compute. You still need to care about and optimize for performance.  Just as a dropped call frustrates cellular customers, an app with data issues, high latency, connection timeouts will create the same frustration for users.  Do you want to catch the performance issues before your customers?  Do you want to automatically identify database issues and quickly drill down into details? Azure provides built in tools just to do that. 
    In this session I will show you 4 of those tools.  You will learn how these tools can provide Performance overview of a database and recommendations that can improve workload performance.  Find top resource consuming queries, deeper insight into your databases resource (DTU) consumption and learn when to let Azure  automatically optimize your database. 
    At the end of this session you will walk out knowing how to identify and tune Azure SQL database performance  issues with built in tools in Azure Portal.

    Main Speaker: Taiob Ali

    Taiob Ali, an accomplished technical leader with proven record of success. He has spent the last 13 years working with SQL Server and MongoDB platform both on premise and cloud. His experience includes three major business sectors: financial industry, e-commerce and healthcare. Taiob has hands on experience in managing large database projects including large data migration, complex process design, testing and deployment, performance tuning, long term capacity planning.

    Taiob is currently working at “GMO LLC” as lead DBA. Focusing on automation, improving and streamlining operational workflow, plan and prepare for cloud migration. He is a regular speaker at local and virtual PASS chapters, SQL Saturdays and Azure conferences. This month's meeting is brought to you by Vinformatix - http://www.vinformatix.com/
    Posted Jan 26, 2019, 8:07 PM by BRSSUG SQLPass BatonRouge
  • January SQL Server User Group meeting

    When: Wednesday, 01/09/2019


    • 5:45 - 6:15: Introduction/Food and Drinks

    • 6:15 - 7:30: Presentations

    • 7:30 - Until: Open forum for questions

    Location: Louisiana Tech Park 

    Main Presentation:

    Common SQL Server Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Making mistakes is natural, but learning from them and avoiding them in future takes effort. There's no substitute for experience or the shared wisdom of others to help you learn what mistakes to avoid. In this session, Tim will share with you a ton of what he's learned over the years from working and consulting at multiple Fortune-level companies. You'll hear about real-world environments he has worked on where there was a high impact from administrators making mistakes in how SQL Server was configured and administered. You'll learn many proven and accepted best practices for installing, configuring and supporting SQL Server to help your environment run as smoothly as possible and you'll leave with a checklist of items to take home to make sure your SQL Server environment is configured properly.

    Main Speaker: Tim Radney, SQLskills.com - Principal Consultant

    Tim is a SQL Server MVP. He has presented at PASS, SQLintersection, SQL Saturdays, user groups and numerous webinars. In addition, Tim runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, is a PASS Regional Mentor and was named a PASS Outstanding Volunteer in 2012. He’s married with three children and has a passion for electronics. He also farms chickens (for eggs), dwarf Nigerian goats, and tilapias in his spare time.

    Posted Jan 9, 2019, 6:22 AM by william assaf
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