On 26th of February I will be speaking for the PASS DBA Virtual Chapter! I will present on the topic of Distributed Replay in SQL Server 2012 and how it can help you do performance tuning, application compatibility testing and forecasting. So if you are interested in any of those three above or you feel like they are important for you and your job, register for the webinar and I hope to see you online!
Update: Below are the questions that I did not have time to cover during the webinar. I hope that they will be helpful to you: Continue reading →
I will be speaking in Copenhagen on 29th of March! This one is a huge one for me because I will again have the chance to be among rock star professionals and SQL Server experts! Unfortunately, because of this engagement, I declined to speak on the Global Azure Bootcamp, but I promised to do it next year! My session in Denmark will be on Distributed Replay in SQL Server 2012(and above) and I can’t wait already! See you there, #sqlfamily (watch out for me – I will be wearing a T-Shirt with that hashtag!).
Once upon a time I was working for a customer that had quite an impressive HA + DR + Reporting solution. It was needed because the main systems were located in Asia and Europe, but the reporting part was actually done in the US. What the system looked like back then (as long as I can remember) was 3 four-node active-active clusters(1 per region) with 4 SQL Server instances each. Between all of those, however, there was transactional replication which was moving the data from Asia to Europe and from there to the US databases in order for the reporting teams to query the data(critical part of the service that was provided). One day I arrived at the office and the first thing that I heard was:
The replication is down from yesterday evening and we have over a million undistributed commands. The BI guys are not happy. Continue reading →
On 6th of March I will be speaking in Vienna! This time SQLSaturday is actually on Thursday, but that only makes it even more special! I will be delivering 2 sessions – one on Distributed Replay and one on SQL Server Concurrency with almost 20 more rock star speakers (just check out the agenda!). Already looking forward to the conference and visiting Vienna again! Let this SQLSaturday be a great SQL Thursday! See you there! Continue reading →
SQLHangout #15 with Richard Campbell(site|twitter) who is also the host of RunAs Radio - one of the most popular podcasts in the IT world(I was on it too recently) joined me to talk about the concept of DevOps. If you haven’t heard about this emerging role or if you are interested in how DevOps will change your current role as a DBA or developer, I think you will definitely like this one! Enjoy watching!
I am following the work of Robin Sharma and his advises for a long time now. Last year I saw his offering about his Masterclass, but it was just too expensive for me(serious 4-digit number). I thought to myself that I just have to be part of his class one day and this year I went for it! Up until now (and the real 12-week training has just started), I can tell you that this training program is worth every penny! Stay tuned for more details around the Masterclass as I will be posting them here in the upcoming weeks…
Just recently I recorded a podcast with Richard Campbell(blog|twitter) for his famous internet radio show – RunAs Radio! We discussed one of my favourite topics – Distributed Replay – a topic that you will not hear or see a lot on the web unfortunately! So if you are interested in the subject and want to hear more about how you can replay your workload and thus be better informed about what’s going to happen with your app’s performance or whether or not it will what so ever – download the show, listen and let me know what you think!
It’s #14 and this time I am joined by a friend of mine from Italy – Alberto Gastaldo(blog|twitter). We met in Italy on the SQLSaturday in Verona and we immediately started talking about delivering trainings on SQL Server and teaching people. That’s why I asked him to join me for a SQLHangout and give some of his advices on what does it mean and what must a trainer consider in case he wants to deliver his training in a proper way! Listen to our discussion and the advices given and I hope that you will find it helpful if you want to enter in the so called “training space”! Enjoy!
Oh, and if you want to learn more about Presentation Skills, you can check the 3 part series of blog posts that I wrote on the topic. Start here.
A lot of IT Recruiters are on LinkedIn nowadays, but most of them do not know how to use the platform properly and that hurts everyone or at least the guys like me that really try to not spend time on things that do not matter. Let me tell you what I mean. I promise I will keep it short!
In #13 I am joined by a friend of mine from Slovenia - Tomaž Kaštrun(blog|twitter). I met him at SQLSaturday Slovenia, but unfortunately I was not able to attend his session and that’s why I invited him to talk with me about Business Intelligence! In this hangout session you will learn more about what exactly do you need in order to build the ultimate BI solution and which component of SQL Server is used when? Many people wonder what is DQS and MDS (or both), what’s that Analytical Cube and why do I have to use a staging database for my BI solution. If you need more clarity on all of these and more – watch and I hope you enjoy it!