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  • SQL Saturday Chicago...and the Gentle Art of Planscaping!

    Three weeks from now I'll be visiting Chicago to participate in SQL Saturday. I'll offer two different learning opportunities: On Friday, April 25, you can join me for a full day seminar on parallelism and performance in SQL Server. This class covers in-depth background on the hows and whys behind SQL Server's parallel processing, followed by an ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on April 2, 2014
  • Demos: SQL Saturday Boston (#262) - Clash of the Row Goals!

    Thanks to everyone who joined me yesterday afternoon in Cambridge for my Clash of the Row Goals talk. It was great to receive such a welcome reception for a rather out there topic. Three things I should clarify for those who attended:The Many() function appeared to create an invalid estimate in one case; but that was due to auto-parameterization ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on March 30, 2014
  • Query Performance and Parallelism Seminars in Boston and Chicago

    You're a DBA or database developer working on a big (or even big-ish -- doesn't have to be huge) database. Your end-users are doing all sorts of data analysis, and even though you have a pretty beefy server, your queries just don't seem to run as fast as they should. The reason (I bet)? Your queries aren't taking full advantage of the CPU power ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on January 30, 2014
  • SQL Saturday #220 (Atlanta): Demos

    Today at SQL Saturday #220 in Atlanta I presented a new brand new session, ''SQL Server Query Plan Analysis: The 5 Culprits That Cause 95% of Your Performance Headaches.'' This session is designed to help people quickly analyze query plans and find likely culprits without being query tuning experts; I find that in a huge number of cases the root ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on May 18, 2013
  • SQL Saturday 89 - Atlanta GA - Materials

    Last Saturday, September 17, I was lucky to be able to present two sessions at an excellent SQL Saturday in the Atlanta area. The day drew a large crowd and had a great speaker lineup. All in all, a huge success, and a very well-managed event. Congratulations to the organizers! One of the highlights for me, aside from speaking, was helping out ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on September 24, 2011
  • Where Can You Find Me the Rest of This Year?

    Autumn is creeping inevitably closer here in the US, and that means that speaking season is about to kick into high gear. Here's my current schedule for the remainder of the year:   September 8, 17:00 GMT (online) - 24 Hours of PASS webcast: ''Baseline Basics or: Who Broke the Database?''In this session, excerpted from my PASS Summit ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on August 21, 2011
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