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  • Query Tuning Training in Early 2017: Boston and Cleveland!

    A couple of days ago in Washington DC I presented the final 2016 delivery of my Tuning Your Biggest Queries seminar. The class went really well (at least from my perspective!) and it was a great end to a busy 2016 training schedule. The seminar has been an absolute joy to teach and I think it is some of the best work I've ever put together. ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on December 6, 2016
  • 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
  • [New England] SQL Saturday #203: April 5-6, Cambridge MA

    SQL Saturday returns to the Boston area this April, with what is certain to be an exceptional speaker and session lineup. (The actual schedule will be posted soon, but in the meantime you can see the submitted sessions.) The free event ($10 if you'd like to eat lunch) will take place on Saturday, April 6. Highly recommended for anyone in the area ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on January 29, 2013
  • SQL in Boston -- Red Gate Style

    You might have heard of Red Gate's famous SQL in the City events: free, full-day educational events where you can learn from Red Gate's own evangelists in addition to various MVPs and other guests. With just a tiny bit of marketing thrown in for good measure (don't worry, it's not a daylong sales pitch). Red Gate is doing a US tour this fall, and ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on August 16, 2012
  • Excellent Job Opportunity: SQL Developer in Boston MA

    Want to do interesting, in-depth SQL Server development work for a great company? If the answer is yes, you should drop me a line immediately. Send me your resume at [my first name] @ [the name of this site].   More information: This job is working on a data warehouse for a financial services company in Boston, MA. I cannot publicly ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on August 9, 2012
  • Spend a Week With Kalen Delaney in the Boston Area

    If you're reading this blog, you're undoubtedly already familiar with Kalen Delaney. She's been writing the premier internals book series for Microsoft since SQL Server 7.0, teaching SQL Server for many years before that, and is known as one of the most knowledgeable people in the world when it comes to how SQL Server works and the art of applying ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on January 12, 2011
  • [New England] Last-Minute Discount for SSIS Mastery

    Just a quick post to let you know that there are still some seats available for Andy Leonard's ''From Zero to SSIS'' course, running October 6-8 in Waltham, MA. To help move the final seats we're offering a great discount to companies that are interested in sending more than one student. If you send two people, each seat will be reduced by $700, ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on September 23, 2010
  • Three Days with an SSIS Master - In the Boston Area - At a Discounted Price

    If you've been working with SQL Server for long, you are no doubt familiar with the work of Andy Leonard. Andy is a true master of the art and science of data extraction, transformation, and loading. And as his recent blog series on the software business shows, he has also fine-tuned the art of dealing with the many types of people you're likely ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on August 9, 2010
  • [New England] Kalen Delaney Internals and Query Tuning - in the Boston area October 12-16

    In case you missed Kalen's post, we're excited to announce that she will be joining us here on the East Coast in October to deliver her SQL Server 2005/2008 Internals and Query Tuning seminar. This is, to my knowledge, the most advanced public SQL Server course to be offered in the Boston area in the last 5 years, and this is the first time that ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on July 23, 2009
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