On Wednesday, October 12, at 10:15AM, I am going to get the pleasure of presenting my Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware Spotlight session at the PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle. This will be a 90 minute session, so I will have a little more time to present the material and not have to feel like I am rushing through the session.
Here is the abstract for the session:
Making the right hardware selection decisions is extremely important for database scalability. Having properly sized and configured hardware can both increase application performance and reduce capital expenses dramatically. Unfortunately, there are so many different choices and options available when it comes to selecting hardware and storage subsystems, it is very easy to make bad choices based on outmoded conventional wisdom. This session will give you a framework for how to pick the right hardware and storage subsystem for your workload type. You will learn how to evaluate and compare key hardware components, such as processors, chipsets, and memory. You will also learn how to evaluate and compare different types of storage subsystems for different database workload types. This session will give you the knowledge you need to make sure you get the best performance and scalability possible from your hardware budget!