I will be speaking at the Boulder SQL Server User’s Group on June 18, 2013 and at the Denver SQL Server User’s Group on June 20, 2013. In both cases, I will be presenting an updated version of Hardware 201. Here is the abstract:
Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance
The foundation of database performance is the underlying server hardware and storage subsystem. Even the best designed and optimized database application can be crippled by an inadequate hardware and storage infrastructure. Recent advances in new processors and chipsets, along with improvements in magnetic and SSD storage have dramatically changed the evaluation and selection process compared to the past. Many database professionals struggle to keep up with new technology and often simply let someone else make their hardware selection and sizing decisions. Unfortunately, the DBA usually gets the blame for any performance issues that crop up later. Don’t let this happen to you! This session covers current and upcoming hardware from both Intel and AMD and gives you the tools and resources to make better hardware selection decisions to support SQL Server OLTP workloads.
Just in case you are curious, I will be driving my red Tesla Model S P85 to both meetings, so if you are interested in seeing and possibly riding in a Tesla, you might want to show up…
Regardless of that, both meetings should be a lot of fun, and I hope to see a lot of people there!