Next Meeting: Wed, Apr 05 2017
FoxPASS April 2017 Meeting
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None
Have you ever wondered, "How can I tune my workload without access to production hardware or data?" Derik Hammer is going to tell you how!
Event Time : Wed, Apr 05 2017 17:30 - 19:30 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Wed, Apr 05 2017 22:30 - 00:30
4351 W College Ave
Query Tuning without Production Data
Derik Hammer, Senior Database Administrator Subway (Franchise World Headquarters, LLC)
The DBA is constantly ringing your phone complaining about why you did not include an index to support your new stored procedure. They have full access to production and do not understand how hard it is to tune a query with an underpowered development machine and a database which is less than 1/10th the size of the production equivalent. This session will cover query tuning techniques which will stop those phone calls and can be exercised on the worse of development environments. I will focus on query execution plan anti-patterns and faking out the optimizer.
I am currently working as a Database Operations Team Lead with Subway World Headquarters. Server configuration, architecture, disaster recovery, high-availability, performance tuning, and maintenance automation form the bulk of my responsibilities. Almost all of my previous experience has resided firmly in the traditional / production DBA realm. I also spend as much time as I can spare attending SQL Server community functions. Currently chapter leader for FairfieldPASS.