The PASS Data Architecture Virtual Chapter focuses on data architecture concerns as they impact users, developers and DBAs on the Microsoft SQL Server platform.




Steve LeRoy - Oct 8, 2014 Noon CST


Understanding your SQL Server IO Bottlenecks

and how Flash can solve them


Speaker Bio:

Steve has been a production DBA for 25+ years for both Sybase and SQL Server, working as a contractor in the DC and Atlanta areas for most of the 3-letter government agencies and in the private sector.  He has worked on small databases and very large (peta-byte +) from SQL 2000 to 2012.  For the last 2 years Steve has been working for Violin memory evangelizing Flash and how it can accelerate your database performance up to 10x.

Presentation Summary:

Understanding bottlenecks and resolving them within your SQL Server eco-system has always been a challenge for DBAs.  For years if the bottleneck is IO there was only a few things we could do because we were limited by disk architecture, now with the emergence of Flash we have new opportunities to elevate or remove IO bottlenecks and increase your application performance up to 10x. In this presentation we will show you how to identify the IO bottlenecks, give an overview of the different type of Flash and how Flash can accelerate your applications.

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