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February 2015 Israel PASS Chapter Meeting

  • In-Person & Online @ 2 HaPnina St. Raanana, HaSharon, Israel (map)
  • 17:00 - 20:30 (UTC+02:00) Jerusalem
  • Language: English

  1. Analyzing I/O Subsystem Performance (Glenn Berry, SQLskills) - Remote Session

SQL Server is often I/O bound - but why? Do you feel lost when talking to your storage administrator? Are your storage subsystems like a mysterious black box where your databases live but you can’t go visit? This session will get you up to speed with the fundamentals of storage subsystems for SQL Server. You will learn about the different types of storage that are available, and how to decide what type of storage to use for different workload types. You will also learn useful tips and techniques for configuring your storage for the best performance and reliability. We’ll cover methods to effectively measure and monitor your storage performance so that you will have valuable information and evidence available the next time you have to discuss IO performance with your storage administrator. Come to this session to learn how to analyze I/Os as well as options to reduce the bottlenecks.

Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter) is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He has worked as a SQL Server professional for many years in a variety of roles, including stints with NewsGator and Avalara. His expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection and configuration, and performance tuning. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College – University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. Glenn is heavily involved in the SQL Server community, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQL Saturdays, SQLintersection, and the PASS Community Summit. He is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware, and he wrote chapters for SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 books.

Glenn Berry


  1. Making a Difference with Azure Storage Solutions (Dudu Sinai, Madeira)

Azure storage is a massively scalable, durable, and highly available cloud base storage solution. But do we really know how to use it? How to get the most out of it? In this session Dudu will talk about current Azure storage solutions, how we can integrate it to improve our day-to-day DBA's work, and how we can get more out of it.

Dudu Sinai is a technology expert who can understand any technology and dive quickly into the details, especially if it's related to Azure. He has many years of experience working with databases and cloud technologies. Dudu is currently the Azure professional manager in Madeira. He is also an excellent presenter. In addition to speaking in various events, he is also instructing many courses.

Dudu Sinai

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