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?????Welcome to our Hertfordshire based PASS Chapter. We are a community of people who work with Microsoft SQL Server.  The Hertfordshire User Group for SQL Server (HUGSS) is dedicated to learn, share, and build knowledge sharing community for SQL Server and the ecosystem of technologies that touch it. Every two months, we will be holding free learning presentations on a range of topics, including Business Intelligence, SQL Server Architecture, Data Visualisation and Database Administration.

Neil Hambly will be taking us through Load Testing for SQL Server, which is his SQLPass Summit session which he’s holding in Charlotte this year.  We are very honoured to have Neil with us for the evening and I look forward to his session.

Next Meeting: Wed, Oct 02 2013 – Load Testing with SQL Server Tools

RSVPURL: https://hugssneilhambly.eventbrite.co.uk 

Load Testing with SQL Server Tools with Neil Hambly

It’s often difficult to know how your SQL Servers will perform under different loads. By performing load testing, we can gain these key insights, 
perform modifications to existing configurations, and understand the impact on performance levels.

Come learn about the native tools at our disposal for performing these important load tests and how we can identify when performance levels begin to drop. 
Using demos of these native tools – including Distributed Replay Utility (DRU), Database Tuning Adviser (DTA), Perfmon, Extended Events, and Profiler – 
we’ll see how to plan and perform a load test project, gain an understanding of SQL Server’s performance under varying load scenarios, and discover which tell-tale indicators can help alert us to performance degradation.

When

iCal
UTC : Wed, Oct 02 2013 17:00 – 19:00
Event Time : Wed, Oct 02 2013 18:00 – 20:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London

Where

Park Inn Hotel, 30-40 St Albans Road
Watford, Hertfordshire

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Load Testing with SQL Server Tools

Speaker: Neil Hambly, Database Administrator Confio Software

Summary: It’s often difficult to know how your SQL Servers will perform under different loads. By performing load testing, we can gain these key insights, perform modifications to existing configurations, and understand the impact on performance levels. Come learn about the native tools at our disposal for performing these important load tests and how we can identify when performance levels begin to drop. Using demos of these native tools – including Distributed Replay Utility (DRU), Database Tuning Adviser (DTA), Perfmon, Extended Events, and Profiler – we’ll see how to plan and perform a load test project, gain an understanding of SQL Server’s performance under varying load scenarios, and discover which tell-tale indicators can help alert us to performance degradation.

About Neil: Neil Hambly is a 14-year SQL Server veteran, with expertise in SQL Server from version 6.5 to the latest 2012 edition. He’s held database roles at major organizations, including the BBC, ABN AMRO, and Accenture, as well as at a number of market-leading companies. Currently a senior DBA at Confio Software, he’s worked as a DBA, developer, and architect. Leader of the PASS London Chapter, Neil can frequently be found speaking at UK and international events.

6pm – Roundtable and chat over sandwiches and drinks
6.30pm – session starts
7.30pm – session ends, speaker Q & A plus general discussion
8pm – evening close, retire to Park Inn bar for coffee and drinks

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