Nashville Roadshow


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Thursday, October 11, 2018


LUNCH SESSION: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Data Drives the Business: How Fast Data Optimizes Business Value



Beyond SQL Server Monitoring: Advanced Data Performance Management

Attend either session—or both!

Four Points by Sheraton Nashville - Brentwood
760 Old Hickory Boulevard, Brentwood, TN 37027

FREE event | Lunch provided at 11:30 am
On-site parking available 



LUNCH SESSION: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Data Drives the Business: How Fast Data Optimizes Business Value

Presenter: Kevin Kline

Why should companies care about faster database performance? Because every business is data-driven.

Explore how SentryOne helps companies drive business value by removing data performance barriers and accelerating delivery of business-critical information.

Targeted to CIOs, CTOs, and data managers who are exploring SentryOne capabilities for delivering rapid business value, this session will cover:

  • Why optimized database performance is critical to business success
  • How enterprise-ready database performance management solutions keep mission-critical data flowing
  • How to maximize the productivity of database teams by equipping them with proactive database monitoring solutions
  • How to realize massive ROI through solutions that are built from the ground up to work seamlessly together

Join SentryOne data experts for this information-packed session that will help you break through your Microsoft data platform barriers, whether the problems persist in your SQL Server, SQL Server Analysis Services, or VMware or Microsoft virtual environment.



AFTERNOON WORKSHOP: 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Beyond SQL Server Monitoring: Advanced Data Platform Performance Management

Proactive database performance management goes far beyond monitoring a few performance counters. Our experts will conduct a deep dive into how data professionals can use SentryOne to accelerate business value through rapid data delivery, free up time to focus on strategic goals, and sleep better at night knowing the company’s data is flowing at peak performance. This deep-dive workshop is targeted to DBAs, IT managers, DevOps teams, and BI pros who want to investigate the full range of SentryOne capabilities for database performance management across the Microsoft data platform.

Afternoon Workshop Sections:

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Real-World Case Study: Push Your App to Enterprise Scale with Advanced SQL Server Features

Presenter: Kevin Kline

You have an OLTP database application that sustains a heavy mixed workload with lots of read and write transactions at the same time that it reports data to a client application. Performance was fine for a long time, but it isn't meeting your needs now that it must scale to much higher workloads. What should you do? In this real-world case study, you’ll learn about a series of technologies that provide unprecedented scalability, including data compression, In-Memory OLTP, and clustered-partitioned columnstore indexes. We will walk you through a chronology of the application and database architecture, its changes over time, and the degree of performance improvement achieved with each new SQL Server feature applied. This session will teach you all about planning and implementing advanced SQL Server performance features and how each one impacts your system performance for applications with 100s or 1000s of concurrent users. Here’s what you’ll learn in this session:

• Learn how to plan, prepare for, and implement advanced features on SQL Servers, including data compression, In-Memory OLTP, and clustered-partitioned columnstore indexes.
• See the performance impact of each of the major feature implementations as they relieve performance bottlenecks.
• Learn about the trade-offs in applying major new features, tips and tricks, and other advice for achieving enterprise scale in your SQL Server applications.


2:30 pm to 2:50 pm

Uncovering Performance Problems Lurking in Your Virtual Environment

Presenter: Andy Yun

Sometimes your performance problems lie beyond your SQL Servers. Our data experts will help you uncover performance problems in your VMware and Windows virtual environment, whether the trouble stems from a host that doesn’t provide sufficient resources, a host server conserving memory by “ballooning,” or other problems that can be tricky to discover. 


3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Boosting Performance of SQL Server Analysis Services

Presenter: Andy Yun

Troubleshooting performance problems with SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) can be a frustrating exercise. Learn time-saving tips for tracking trace events and troubleshooting SSAS bottlenecks for both MDX and Tabular modes. We’ll show you some handy tools for uncovering SSAS performance problems.


4:15 pm to 4:45 pm

Networking and Q & A Session with SentryOne Experts

Join the SentryOne team for happy hour and informal networking, with an opportunity to ask our experts your specific database performance questions.

Meet Our Presenters


Kevin Kline -Small


Kevin Kline serves as Principal Program Manager at SentryOne. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books such as SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Google Author, and long-time blogger at and As a noted leader in the IT industry, Kevin's blog covers Microsoft SQL Server features and best practices, third-party software, trends in the IT industry, and professional development for IT professionals.

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Andy Yun is a SentryOne Senior Solutions Engineer and a Microsoft MVP. He has been working with SQL Server for 15 years as both a Database Developer and Administrator. Leveraging knowledge of SQL Server Internals and extensive experience in highly transactional environments, he strives to make T-SQL leaner and meaner. Andy is extremely passionate about passing knowledge onto others, regularly speaking at User Groups, SQLSaturdays, and PASS Summit. Andy is a co-founder of the Chicago SQL Association, co-Chapter Leader of the Chicago Suburban User Group, and part of the Chicago SQLSaturday Organizing Committee.