SQL Server User Group - Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance
Date: Wednesday, September 19th from noon to 1:30pm
Where: Fort Tectoria, Shaw Conference Room (main floor), 777 Fort St, Victoria
Join us at noon for lunch.
Featured presentation will start at approx 12:15pm.
Presentation: Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance
The foundation of database performance is the underlying server hardware and storage subsystem. Even the best designed and optimized database application can be crippled by an inadequate hardware and storage infrastructure. Recent advances in new processors and chipsets, along with improvements in flash storage have dramatically changed the evaluation and selection process compared to the past. Many database professionals struggle to keep up with new technology and often simply let someone else make their hardware selection and sizing decisions. Unfortunately, the DBA usually gets the blame for any performance issues that crop up later. Don't let this happen to you! This session covers current and upcoming hardware from Intel and gives you the tools and resources to make better hardware selection decisions to support SQL Server OLTP workloads.
Speaker: Glenn Berry, Principal Consultant at SQL Skills
Glenn has worked as a SQL Server professional for many years in a
variety of roles, including stints with NewsGator and Avalara. His
expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection and
configuration, and performance tuning. He is also an Adjunct
Faculty member at University College – University of Denver, where
has been teaching since 2000. Glenn is heavily involved in the SQL
Server community, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQL
Saturdays, SQLintersection, and the PASS Community Summit. He
is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware, and he wrote
chapters for SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep
Dives Volume 2 books.