SQL Saturday Washington, DC: One Week To Go!


If you’re planning on attending SQL Saturday Washington, DC, why not play hooky from work and spend the day with me learning about all the atrocities SQL Server is capable of?

I’m going to be delivering my Total Server Tuning material, which has been a hit at a whole bunch of events this past year. It’s an eye-opening full day of training where you’ll find out all my favorite ways that things can go wrong with SQL Server hardware, queries, and indexes.

And of course, how you can outsmart SQL Server.

Which is pretty hard.

Like, doctors work on it and stuff.

Attendees has a choice to either follow along with me on their laptops, or just watch in horror as familiar events unfold before their very eyes.

If you want to follow along, grab a copy of the StackOverflow2013 database. It’s about a 10GB download, which turns into a ~60GB database.

Fair warning: if you’re gonna follow along, you’re gonna have a tough time on skimpy laptop hardware. My personal laptop is 64GB of RAM and some pretty fast cores. At least they were until Intel started patching things. Most demos are on SQL Server 2017, but I’m going to be showing you stuff from SQL Server 2019 as well.

See you there!

Going Further

If this is the kind of SQL Server stuff you love learning about, you’ll love my training. I’m offering a 75% discount to my blog readers if you click from here. I’m also available for consulting if you just don’t have time for that and need to solve performance problems quickly.