The goal of the DBA Virtual Chapter is to provide a PASS community for the DBA. It provides a forum for open discussion and education on issues that face SQL Server database administrators.
Next Meeting

Wed, Oct 14 2015 12:00 Mountain Daylight Time

Query Tuning - Get it Right the First Time – sponsored by Dell Software


Query Tuning - Get it Right the First Time – sponsored by Dell Software

SQL Server query tuning is often more art than science and it can quickly eat up a lot of DBA and/or Developer time. This presentation will outline a method for determining the best approach for tuning queries by utilizing response time analysis and SQL diagramming techniques. Regardless of the complexity of the statement, this quick, systematic approach will lead you down the correct tuning path with no guessing. If you are a beginner or expert, this approach will save you countless hours tuning a query.

Janis Griffin has over 25 years of DBA experience including design, development and implementation of many critical database instances. Her primary focus has always been database performance. Before coming to SolarWinds (formerly Confio), she held many DBA positions, primarily in the Telecom/Network Industry, working with real-time network / OLTP databases. At SolarWinds, her primary focus is assisting customers in finding and fixing database performance issues.

The DBA Virtual Chapter presentations are recorded. On the Meeting Archive page, you will find  .WMV files that can be viewed on-line.

Interested in Presenting to the DBA VC?

We can always use people to give a talk at one of our bi-monthly events. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please send your title, a brief abstract and a brief bio to Sharon Dooley,

Future Meetings

No meeting October 28 because of Summit

November 11: Noon Mountain

No meeting November 25 because of US Thanksgiving

December 9: Noon Mountain

No meeting December 23 because of holidays

About the recording for September 23: You may want to advance 

the video about 10 minutes into the file.