SQLSaturday #246 Salt Lake City–Jason Brimhall, TJay Belt, Ben Miller

Jason Brimhall, TJay Belt, and Ben Miller all presented at the Salt Lake City SQLSaturday event on Sept. 7, 2013.

Jason’s topic was “SQL 2012 Extended Events

Extended Events were introduced in SQL Server 2008. With SQL 2012, we have seen a significant upgrade to this feature. Join me for a little adventure into what extended events are. We will discuss how to use extended events to aid in performance tuning and in day to day administration. We will also explore some background and the architecture of extended events.

TJay’s topic was “Database Monitoring: Trying to Keep Sane

Each of our database systems has its complexities, its idiosyncrasies, its touchy points. Digging into each of these, understanding them, baselining them and monitoring them is an essential part of a DBA’s job. Doing these simple tasks in such a way that allows you to sleep at night while your systems churn away safely and gracefully is an art that we all attempt to accomplish. We will discuss various ideas, tools, approaches, and solutions to how to monitor different pieces of our systems. Examples, code, tools, will all be shown off and shared so we can all do better.

Ben’s topic was “SMO Internals for High Performance PowerShell

Ever wanted to know what happens in SQL Server when you use PowerShell and SMO to manage a SQL Server? How fast can your automation really go? I will take you through the most common objects in SMO and the internals of what happens when you use those objects. We will examine the TSQL that is generated, and learn techniques that lead to high efficiency. We will dive deep through the collections that make SMO the powerful tool it is. Combining the flexibility of PowerShell and SMO Internals is a recipe for awesome sauce. Come peek behing the curtain and squeeze the speed out of your automation scripts using PowerShell and SMO. You’ll be glad you did.


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Date(s) - 09/07/2013
12:00 AM