Wed, Dec 11 2013 12:00 (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Load Testing with SQL Server Tools – sponsored by Dell Software
It’s often difficult to know how your SQL Servers will perform under different loads. By performing load testing, we can gain these key insights, perform modifications to existing configurations, and understand the impact on performance levels.
Come learn about the native tools at our disposal for performing these important load tests and how we can identify when performance levels begin to drop. Using demos of these native tools – including Distributed Replay Utility (DRU), Database Tuning Adviser (DTA), Perfmon, Extended Events, and Profiler – we’ll see how to plan and perform a load test project, gain an understanding of SQL Server’s performance under varying load scenarios, and discover which tell-tale indicators can help alert us to performance degradation.
Neil Hambly is a 14-year SQL Server veteran, with expertise in SQL Server from version 6.5 to the latest 2012 edition. He's held database roles at major organizations, including the BBC, ABN AMRO, and Accenture, as well as at a number of market-leading companies. Currently CTO/Founder at SQLnextSteps, he’s worked as a DBA, developer, and architect. Leader of the PASS London Chapter, Neil can frequently be found speaking at UK and international events.
The DBA Virtual Chapter presentations are recorded. On the Meeting Archive page, you will find .WMV files that can be viewed on-line.
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No meeting December 25 -- It's Christmas!
January 8, Noon Mountain
January 22nd, Noon Eastern
The DBA Virtual Chapter holds two monthly live meeting events on the second Wednesday of every month at noon, Mountain time and on the fourth Wednesday of every month at noon, Eastern time. These 1 - 1¼ hour presentations include slides, demos and a time for questions and answers. The meetings are recorded and archived.
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