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Brent Ozar, SQL Server Expert, Quest Software
Brent Ozar is a SQL Server Expert based in Houston with Quest Software. Brent has a decade of broad IT experience, performing systems administration and project management before moving into database administration. In his current role, Brent specializes in performance tuning, disaster recovery and automating SQL Server management. Previously, Brent spent 2 years at Southern Wine & Spirits a Miami-based wine & spirits distributor. Brent has experience conducting training sessions, writing technical articles, and blogs prolifically at
Virtualization 101: Hyper-V versus VMware ESX
Hyper-V versus VMware ESX - virtualization is coming on strong in the enterprise, and I get a lot of questions from DBAs about what virtualization really means. I’ll cover the differences between these two platforms, discuss some of their freakishly cool features, and point out what’s still smoke and mirrors.
How to Write a SQL Server Performance Review
One of my specialties is taking an existing application, studying it transparently for a week using tools like Profiler and Perfmon, and then writing up an analysis of what needs to be done to fix scalability or performance problems. Managers love this stuff because it helps IT budget more wisely, helps developers plan their time better, and helps justify DBA salaries. In this session, I’ll show you how to write a performance review.
SQL Server Performance Monitoring & Budgeting with Perfmon
I’ll cover the same topics I discuss in my blog article about monitoring SQL Server with Performance Monitor and show how to do some basic budgeting & projections.