October QLD SQL Server User Group

Unfortunately Greg Low is unavailable to present the planned session on Full Text Search, Blobs and XML.  However hopefully we will be able to re-schedule Greg’s presentation for early next year. In Greg’s place I will be presenting on Engineering 101 for the SQL DBA.

The deployment decisions for SQL Server are no longer as simple as deciding whether you will run enterprise or standard edition and whether the server will have single or dual CPU’s. There are now decisions such as RAID 5 or RAID 1+0, 32 or 64-bit CPU’s and whether to use virtualization or not? Often the list of options is like a menu from a foreign restaurant as there are lots of choices that you think you like the sound of and others that, well frankly, you have no idea what they are! This session is designed to assist with the intersection between the role of Database Administrator and System Engineer. This session will explain some of the options available and how these options affect SQL Server and explain what those ‘Three Letter Acronyms’ that you have to choose from actually are.

This presentation will cover the following topics:

– SQL Server I/O basics and I/O characteristics
– The affect that I/O performance has on SQL Server
– How to determine the optimal RAID configuration for you SQL Server instance
– General storage configuration best practices
– Monitoring and baselining I/O subsystems

WHERE: Microsoft Brisbane Office, Level 9, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street
WHEN: Thursday, 26th October | 5:30PM for a 6:00PM start

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If you will be attending, please RSVP via email to peter @ www.wardyit.com to help us plan refreshments (normally pizzas and drinks).