Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Presenting Tonight at OPASS!

Hello Dear Reader just wanted to write a quick post.  I will be at OPASS Tonight presenting Page & Row Compression How, Why, and When.  I’ve presented on this topic many times, and it is always a great time.  Tomorrow I’ll have my deck and demo’s posted on my Resource Page.

Compression is a topic that has a lot of depth to it and this is a good introduction into the subject.  If you get a chance to come out we are meeting at the Hampton Inn at Lake Mary in North Orlando.  Here are the full details on the Event.  Hope to see you there!

Event Date/Time:
Tuesday August 9 @ 6:00 PM
Hampton Inn Lake Mary
850 Village Oak Lane
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Bradley Ball
Speaker Bio:
Bradley Ball is a MCITP SQL 2005 & MCTS 2008 DBA with over 10 years of IT experience.  Bradley spent 8 years working as a Defense contractor for clients such as the U.S. Army and The Executive Office Of the President of the United States.  He is currently a Sr. SQL DBA Staff Specialist for Publix Supermarkets.  He has presented at SQL Saturdays 62 & 74, for the MAGICPASS & OPASS SSUG’s, SQL Rally, and at the PASS Summit in 2011. Bradley can be found blogging on http://www.sqlballs.com
Page and Row Compression How, When, and Why
Page and Row Compression are powerful new tools. Vardecimal shipped with SQL 2005 SP2, Page & Row with SQL 2008 RTM, and Page & Row with Unicode Compression with SQL 2008 R2. Get an overview into how each version of compression works internally. Learn how your Allocation Units will determine if your data is a candidate for compression. Understand how your tables Update and Scan pattern’s affect the compression types you should consider. And what you should you take into consideration for additional overhead.

SQL Shot Speaker: Rodney Landrum
Speaker Bio:
Rodney Landrum has been architecting solutions for SQL Server for over 12 years. He has worked with and written about many SQL Server technologies, including DTS, Integration Services, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services. He has authored three books on Reporting Services. He is been a regular contributor to SQL Server magazine, sqlservercentral.com and Simple-talk.com. Rodney is also SQL Server MVP.
SQL Shot Title:
Availability Groups and High Availability/Disaster Recovery (HADR) for SQL Denali
Rodney will be giving the group a high level overview of your HADR options and how you can leverage this technology for reporting applications.



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