Kevin serves as Principal Program Manager at SentryOne. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and long-time blogger at blogs.sentryone.com/author/kevinkline. As a noted leader in the SQL Server community, Kevin blogs about Microsoft Data Platform features and best practices, SQL Server trends, and professional development for data professionals.
"5 Critical Considerations when Moving to the Cloud"
Migrating an existing on-premises SQL Server application to the cloud can be a daunting task that consists of many complicated steps. In this session, we will focus on what is perhaps the MOST important step of the process – those that lead up to the actual move to the cloud.
We will dive deep into the most critical considerations for moving your data and databases into the cloud, whether you use Microsoft Azure, Amazon, or another cloud provider.
"Ten Surprising Performance Killers on Microsoft SQL Server"
Microsoft SQL Server is among the most popular and widely used data platforms of all time with a reputation for resilience, performance, and ease of administration. But wait - performance killers are lurking deep inside your SQL Servers! Learn about these performance killers that most DBAs and Devs are unaware of in this demo-packed session. We will cover a variety of significant issues, ranging from server-side OS settings, file layout, memory settings, and database design to coding issues like data types and cursors.
Alec is the Solutions Engineer at SentryOne. He's been at SentryOne and loves helping DBA's find new ways to troubleshoot and diagnose problems with SQL Server.
Session: "Beyond Monitoring with SentryOne"
Hopefully you are monitoring your SQL Servers using DIY scripts or a 3rd party tool. Active monitoring is invaluable to enable the operational DBA to identify and address issues quickly. But did you know that SentryOne offers capabilities beyond just monitoring? Join me and I'll show you how SentryOne provides environment wide visibility and aids in managing cross-server activities. I'll showcase how alerting can be tuned to be effective and not noise. And you'll discover how SentryOne can give you both operational and business value to address your application challenges.