A full day, single track, technical conference focusing on all aspects of SQL Server.
In 2013, the Relay is visiting 8 cities around the UK, over two weeks from 17th to 27th June
The Glasgow event will be held at the Renfrew Street Cineworld, on Monday 17th June
All SQL Relay events are run by your local user group leaders, working together to put on national conferences with a local focus.
Have a look at the agenda below - top quality content from top quality speakers, imported from all over the world just for you!
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Tobiasz Koprowski - 2AM, A Disaster Just Began...
Once upon a time, somewhere in a dark, lonely data center room an SQL Server stopped talking. Nothing about it in monitoring system, except - connection lost. Ping, Telnet, Remote Login doesn't work. In the same time somewhere in the City one of the millions mobiles can't stop ringing and ringing. It's Your phone and You are DBA. It's 2AM and Disaster just began... In this session I want to discuss about best practices for surviving disaster, based on my experience in few years in data center. We will talk about more aspects which You probably know, and some about You have never think before THIS day - The Disaster Day.
Andrew Whettam – ColumnStore Indexes with Table Partitioning
This session will look at ColumStore Indexes (introduced in SQL Server 2012) and Table Partitioning. Expect examples to be in evidence as we review each of the two technologies separately before combining them and examining how they can be used together to good effect. The benefits and pitfalls of each will be discussed as will the new xVelocity (VertiPaq) engine, since ColumnStore Indexes rely on this technology, also new in SQL Server 2012.
Kevin Kline – SQL Server Internals and Architecture
Let’s face it. You can effectively do many IT jobs related to SQL Server without knowing the internals of how SQL Server works. Many great developers, DBAs, and designers get their day-to-day work completed on time and with reasonable quality while never really knowing what’s happening behind the scenes. But if you want to take your skills to the next level, it’s critical to know SQL Server’s internal processes and architecture. This session will answer questions like:
- What’s different about 32- and 64-bit systems?
- What are the various areas of memory inside of SQL Server?
- How are queries handled behind the scenes?
- What does SQL Server do with procedural code, like functions, procedures, and triggers?
- What happens during checkpoints? Lazywrites?
- How are IOs handled with regards to transaction logs and database?
- What happens when transaction logs and databases grow or shrinks?
This fast paced session will take you through many aspects of the internal operations of SQL Server and, for those topics we don’t cover, will point you to resources where you can get more information. So strap on your silly, as we cover all these topics and more at speed with tongue planted firmly in cheek!
Andrew Fryer - Managing Databases in Cloud OS
A database is only as good as the operating system (OS) it runs on. With the latest release of Windows Server and Azure , Microsoft has launched what it calls the Cloud OS. So what exactly is that and what does this mean for the DBA? Having established that we’ll then look at exactly what this means for SQL Server running on your own servers in terms of virtualisation, HA, DR management and performance.
Satya Jayante - SQL Server HA 2008 R2 & 2012: Overview & Solutions
As an architect or DBA it is important to develop the right HADR strategy and corresponding solution which meets the availability requirement and at the same time provide the cost benefit for your organization. Come to this session to learn about how you can develop the right HADR solution for your environment. In this session, we will overview different solution alternatives and explain the key metrics to use for making the decision as well as discuss best practices using 2008 R2 and 2012 technologies.
Scott Klein - HA & DR using SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Windows Azure Virtual
Machines is designed to support a broad range of SQL Server workloads,
yet it is up to the database administrator to ensure that your database
system possesses the performance, high-availability and disaster
recovery capabilities that that your service-level agreement requires.
This demo-heavy session will discuss how to provide the necessary
high-availability to SQL Server in a Windows Azure VM as well as how to
use SQL Server instances in a Windows Azure VM for disaster recovery of
on-premises SQL Server instances. We’ll discuss the scenarios, how to
implement them, and considerations for each scenario including how these
scenarios can lower the cost of HA and DR database systems. This
session will also look at techniques, guidelines, and recommendations
for optimizing SQL Server performance in a Windows Azure virtual
Anthony Saxby & Michael Sullivan
Microsoft UK, SQL Server Product Manager
Microsoft UK, Technical Evangelist, @DeepFat
Andrew Fryer is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft UK Ltd, specialising in data centre and database management & BI. When not blogging and making screencasts in the office he can be found presenting at various IT Professional events across the UK including TechDays OnLine & IT Camps, IPExpo , SpiceWorld VMUG etc.
Scott Klein is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist in the USA, focusing on Windows Azure SQL Database and related cloud-ready data services. His entire career has been built around SQL Server. Prior to Microsoft he was a SQL Server MVP for several years, then followed that up by being one of the first 4 SQL Azure MVPs. Scott is the author of over ½ dozen books by both WROX and APress, including Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure. He can be found talking about WASD at events large and small across the US, and the rest of the world, wherever he can get people to listen.
Kevin Kline (MVP)
Kevin Kline is a renowned database expert and software industry veteran. A long-time Microsoft SQL Server MVP and noted leader in the IT industry, Kevin is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a top-rated speaker at industry trade shows worldwide. He tweets at @kekline and blogs at http://KevinEKline.com.
Satya Shyam K Jayanty (MVP)
A Subject Matter Expert (Technical & Data Architect and DBA) having 21+ years of experience in IT field that includes a wide range of industries, including the stock exchange, insurance, tele-communications, financial, insurance, retail, and manufacturing sectors, among others.
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) (Architecture - SQL Server) since the year 2006 -
Author: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 administration cookbook (May 2011) from Packt Publishers.
Co-Author: MVP Deep Dives Volume II – SQL Server (October 2011) from Manning Publications.
Technical Reviewer and provided foreword for 3 books related to High Availability & Disaster Recovery topics.
Item Writer & Technical Reviewer for SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012 Microsoft ITPRO & DEV certification exams.
A regular Speaker and SME volunteer at major technology conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed (Europe, India and North America), SQL PASS (Europe and North America), SQL Bits – UK and Scottish Area SQL Server user group based in Scotland.
Tobiasz Koprowski (MVP)
Community leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, collaboration, and ITIL, DR, BCM and SLA. Love licensing stuff. MCT, Freelancer, consultant. Conducts audit projects, consulting and implementation in Poland and across Europe. Technical Team Leader in GITCA. Member of such Microsoft Terminology Community, Subject matter Expert, Microsoft Terminology Community, Friends of RedGate PLUS, PASS, ISSA, ACM and several communities in the world. Since 1st July 2010 MVP for SQL Server. Former President of the Polish SQL Server USer Group. Creator of SQLDAY Conference and CEO 2009-2011. Speaker at group meetings and conferences (such SQL Day, SQL Saturday, SQL Bits, SQL Connections, InfoTRAMS, CarreerCon, SharePoint Community Launch, Time for SharePoint, SQL Server Community Launch, IT Academic Day, Code Camp). Co-Author SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume II and author of few articles on Microsoft TechNET, IT Portals and magazines.Owner of several blogs: IT Pro, aimed at the SQL and SharePoint, a blog about licensing, and three private blogs. In his spare time journalist and music critic, photographer and concert promoter collaborating with ArtRock.pl and Verband Junger-Journalist Berlin Brandenburgen