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Adam Machanic

Adam Machanic, Boston-based SQL Server developer, shares his experiences with programming, monitoring, and performance tuning SQL Server. And the occasional battle with the query optimizer.

Query Performance Sessions in Stockholm and Amsterdam

As previously mentioned, I'll be delivering my full-day "No More Guessing" performance troubleshooting seminar at both the Stockholm and Amsterdam SQLRally events. In addition to the seminar, I'll be doing two breakout sessions at each event.

It's going to be a busy week! But luckily for me, I'm doing the same things in each city:


Using Your Brain to Beat SQL Server

This session is a joint effort with one of the world's greatest SQL superheroes, Thomas Kejser. The session is all about query optimizer deficiencies and how to win the battle for excellent performance by applying your own intelligence instead of blindly trusting that SQL Server will do the right thing. I think this is going to be a really fun and useful session.


Data, Faster: SQL Server Performance Techniques with SQLCLR

Remember when SQLCLR was first put into SQL Server and everyone was wondering what they should use it for? I found my answer: raw performance. In this session I'll teach you a SQLCLR pattern that can help reduce the run time of your heaviest and most logic-filled queries, often by an order of magnitude or more.


Looking forward to seeing you in Europe next month!

Published Friday, October 4, 2013 10:15 AM by Adam Machanic

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Eelco said:

Looking forward to it!

I will be attending the sessions in Amsterdam

October 7, 2013 5:02 AM

Adam Machanic said:

Great, see you there!

October 7, 2013 2:02 PM

Davide Mauri said:

As you may have already learned from my old post or Adam’s or Kalen’s posts, there will be two SQL Rally

October 9, 2013 8:56 AM

Pontus said:

Saw you in Stockholm, and I liked it alot, lots of good bits of information to take home! Keep up the good work!

November 6, 2013 6:06 PM

Adam Machanic said:

First and foremost : Huge thanks, and huge apologies, to everyone who attended my sessions at these events.

November 11, 2013 9:01 PM

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About Adam Machanic

Adam Machanic is a Boston-based SQL Server developer, writer, and speaker. He focuses on large-scale data warehouse performance and development, and is author of the award-winning SQL Server monitoring stored procedure, sp_WhoIsActive. Adam has written for numerous web sites and magazines, including SQLblog, Simple Talk, Search SQL Server, SQL Server Professional, CoDe, and VSJ. He has also contributed to several books on SQL Server, including "SQL Server 2008 Internals" (Microsoft Press, 2009) and "Expert SQL Server 2005 Development" (Apress, 2007). Adam regularly speaks at conferences and training events on a variety of SQL Server topics. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and an alumnus of the INETA North American Speakers Bureau.

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