Last week I received a really exciting email—I’ll be speaking at this year’s PASS Summit in Charlotte, NC. I had the good fortune of being selected to present on two topics. Without further ado, here’s what I’ll be presenting:
Accelerate Database Performance through Data Compression
I feel like Data Compression is one of the most underutilized features of SQL Server Enterprise Edition. In this session, we will build an understanding of its costs and benefits, and the best use cases for it in your environment. Additionally, we will discuss the new ColumnStore index feature in SQL Server 2012. There will be a lot of demos, and hopefully I won’t have to go to my DR laptop like I did in Atlanta.
Into the Blue—Extending Always On Availability Groups
I know a lot of us (my friends in the SQL Community) bash the cloud, and I completely agree that “cloud”, “big data” and “agile” are the three buzzwords that tend to make me want to punch a wall. However, DR solutions provide an interesting use of off-premise resources, a lot of smaller companies may have high RPO/RTO needs, but may not have the in-house capacity to support them (multiple geo-separated data centers). In this session we will show how to use the Windows Azure Virtual Machines to extend your AlwaysOn Availability Group into Azure.
I hope to see many of you in Charlotte.