Where in the world is Quacky?

Where in the world is Quacky?

Each year, Idera sponsors a variety of events worldwide to support education, training and networking opportunities for Microsoft IT professionals. Check out the list below to find events near you. We look forward to meeting you!

If you’d like Idera to sponsor an upcoming event, please contact us at sponsorships@idera.com

Geek Sync

Join us in a Geek Sync to discover new ways of thinking, build your repertoire of tips and tricks, and connect with industry experts.

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Geek Sync | 3 Secret Configuration Changes to Make Your Existing Indexes Run Faster

Pinal Dave
08.15.2018 @ 11:00 AM CT - 12:00 PM CT

Most DBAs and Developers know how indexes work and how to write efficient queries. However, the secrets of efficient indexes and queries are actually hidden in behind-the-scene configurations. When these essential configurations are not set correctly, database application performance goes downhill. SQL Server Optimizer Engine produces many different possibilities and helps build an optimal execution plan for any query.

Join IDERA and Pinal Dave as he walks through three of the most important settings that help SQL Server Optimizer Engine write better execution plans with indexes. This session will not discuss query rewriting or index modification. Instead, Pinal will discuss the secret configurations which are often ignored or overlooked by SQL experts. This session is for everyone who wants to improve the performance of their system without making any code changes.

About Pinal: Pinal Dave is a technology enthusiast and independent consultant with over thirteen years of experience in the information technology sector. He has successfully authored 11 SQL Server database books, 18 Pluralsight courses and written over 3200 articles on database technology via his blog http://blog.sqlauthority.com. Rounding out his professional career, Pinal has held key positions as Sr. Consultant for SolidQ and as a Technology Evangelist for Pluralist and Microsoft. Pinal holds a Master of Science from the University of Southern California, and numerous professional certifications, including MCTS, MCDBA and MCAD (.NET).

Geek Sync | Top 10 SQL Server Performance Makers and Breakers

Mindy Curnutt
08.29.2018 @ 11:00 AM CT - 12:00 PM CT

One of the beautiful things about SQL Server is how accessible it is. It's about as difficult to install as say, Microsoft Office. This is great if you're wanting a sandbox, or a database to support just a handful of users. The problem is that in order for SQL Server to perform as an Enterprise Level DBMS, the "out of the box" install doesn't cut it. In addition, there are design considerations and maintenance that must be considered and implemented to enable the true capability of the platform.

Join IDERA and Mindy Curnutt as she walks through the items that will have the biggest impact for and against scalability. Topics will include Indexes, Virtualization, Maintenance, T-SQL Techniques, Configuration Settings and Trace Flags. We'll finish up talking about the newest features in SQL Server 2017 that are performance focused.

About Mindy: Mindy Curnutt (5X Microsoft Data Platform MVP) is an Independent Data Consultant out of Dallas, TX. She uses her decades of experience in IT to help companies focus on performance and functionality challenges in their existing software. Mindy has spoken at many conferences over the years (PASS Summit, Tech-Ed, Dev-Connections) as well as many regional SQL Saturdays. You can find Mindy on twitter as @sqlgirl.