Reading SQL Server User Group

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Reading SQL Server User Group - June 2016

Reading SQL Server User Group

15th June 2016

The Reading SQL Server User Group is back for a summer season of presentations and opportunities to mix with fellow SQL Server professionals.

I've asked Justin Langford to present his session from SQLBits about Migrating Databases to Azure because it proved to be so popular and I'm pleased to welcome new member and first time presenter Raul Gonzalez who will be presenting a session on SQL Server Statistics based on his blog article here:

Please come along and give them both your support. We meet at 18:00 for a 18:30 start and finish at 21:00. Food will be provided and there will be plenty of opportunity to chat with everyone.

To find out more go to the registration page:

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I hope to see you there!

Kind regards,

Christian Bolton

Featured Presentation:

Migrating Database to Azure

Justin Langford, Principal Consultant Coeo

Running databases in SQL Servers in your office or data centre? Considering moving them to Azure? Want to know what options and benefits of Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service? This session will provide an overview of the process to move from an on-premises to Azure data platforms. The session provides an overview of options, considerations, risks and mitigation. This will consider technical capabilities and limitations and the commercial model supporting these to reduce risk of nasty surprises.

About Justin:
Justin Langford is a Principal Consultant for Coeo, a Microsoft Gold Partner providing SQL Server consulting services for platform, analytics and cloud consulting and support for SQL Server. Coeo provide 24x7 Remote DBA services for mission critical SQL Server platforms. Justin is an MVP and co-authored Wrox IT Pro: SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting, as well as the same title for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2005 Performance Tuning.

Fast with values, slow with variables - a look at SQL Server statistics

Raul Gonzalez

The other day I saw a thread on linkedin groups that was titled ‘Using Parameters in a Query is Killing Performance’, where the author originally complained because a query was running fine with hard coded values, but horribly slow when running with variables instead. In this session I'll talk through how this can happen and what you should be doing to avoid variables impacting performance.

About Raul :




















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