S3OLV March 2011

The Ides of March are upon us and that means that we have another opportunity to learn some stuff about SQL Server.  We have that opportunity because it is time for the monthly S3OLV User Group meeting.

This month, Glenn Berry of SQL Server MVP fame has volunteered to present to our group via Livemeeting.  Glenn will be teaching us how to properly Select and Size database hardware in regards to OLTP performance.  Here is the abstract for this presentation.

The foundation of database performance is the underlying server hardware and storage subsystem. Even the best designed and optimized database application can be crippled by an inadequate hardware and storage infrastructure. Recent advances in new processors and chipsets, along with improvements in magnetic and SSD storage have dramatically changed the evaluation and selection process compared to the past. Many database professionals struggle to keep up with new technology and often simply let someone else make their hardware selection and sizing decisions. Unfortunately, the DBA usually gets the blame for any performance issues that crop up later. Don’t let this happen to you! This session covers current and upcoming hardware from both Intel and AMD and gives you the tools and resources to make better hardware selection decisions to support SQL Server OLTP workloads.


We will be holding this learning opportunity March 10, 2011 between 6:30 PM PST and 8:30PST.

Livemeeting Connection Information can be found as follows:

  • Copy this address and paste it into your web browser: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/UserGroups/join
  • Copy and paste the required information: Meeting ID: 3DPBZQ

A little about our Presenter

Glenn works as a Database Architect at NewsGator Technologies in Denver, CO. He is a SQL Server MVP, and he has a whole collection of Microsoft certifications, including MCITP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, MCAD, and MCTS, which proves that he likes to take tests. His expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection, full text search, and SQL Azure.  He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College – University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. He recently completed the Master Teacher Program at Denver University – University College. He is the author of two chapters in the book SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, and blogs regularly at http://sqlserverperformance.wordpress.com.

Contact Info
Twitter: GlennAlanBerry

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