Database Benchmarks: Silicon Valley SQL Server User Group Meeting May 2009

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Database Benchmarking is the topic at the Silicon Valley SQL Server User Group on May 19, 2009. Phil Hummel, Microsoft Technology Architect, is the speaker.

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Database Benchmarks: Silicon Valley SQL Server User Group Meeting May 2009

  1. 1. Database Benchmarks Silicon Valley May 2009
  2. 2. Silicon Valley SQL Server User Group Tonight’s Agenda May 19, 2009  6:30 – 7:00 pm Food and networking  7:00 – 7:05 pm Introductions  7:05 – 8:35 pm Phil Hummel, Microsoft  8:35 – 9:00 pm Door prize + Q&A Mark User Group Leader: Mark Ginnebaugh Ginnebaugh
  3. 3. Parent Organizations  Bay Area Association of Database Developers  BAADD www.baadd.org  Professional Association of SQL Server  PASS www.sqlpass.org Join PASS for free!
  4. 4. Sponsors  Microsoft  Quest Software  Idera  VMWare  DesignMind
  5. 5. Upcoming Meeting  San Francisco Bay Area Microsoft BI User Group  Thursday,May 21  835 Market Street, Suite 700, San Francisco  Donald Farmer (of the SSAS team)  Gemini/SQL 2008 R2 BI For more info: Garth Honhart garth.honhart@511th.com  Dan Bulos of Symmetry (408) 529-9958  Best practices in cube design
  6. 6. BAADD Upcoming Meetings  Visual FoxPro User Group  Milpitas (May 21)  NET User Group  San Francisco (May 27)  Special event: Microsoft Live Messenger Hackathon  SQL Server User Groups  SanFrancisco (June 10)  Mountain View (June 16)
  7. 7. Silicon Valley – Summer 2009  June 16  Christa Stelzmuller MySpace  The MySpace Data Architecture: Scaling for Stable and Rapid Growth  July 21  Peter Myers Solid Quality Mentors  Taking your Application Design to the Next Level with Data Mining  August 18  Elizabeth Diamond, DesignMind  Architecting a Data Warehouse: A Case Study
  8. 8. Other Announcements  Looking to grow our group  Brochures – please share  Tell friends/colleagues to join our LinkedIn group  SQL Server 2008 Migration Workshop  Held on April 29 – see my blog for details (ginneblog.com)  55 attendees  Slides available on SlideShare.net/markginnebaugh  Planning another workshop in Silicon Valley in July (focused on High Availability)
  9. 9. LinkedIn Group  Name: Silicon Valley SQL Server User Group  Currently 100 members  Purpose:  Networking  Meeting announcements /availability of slide decks  Get involved by adding to the Discussion  Post interesting articles/news  Put out feelers if you’re looking for work  Announce your new job or a completed project  Pose a technical question to the group
  10. 10. Tonight’s Speaker  Phil Hummel  Technology Architectat Microsoft  Works with Microsoft customers and partners on the SQL Server product line  Performance Benchmarks: Why You Should Care  What benchmarks reveal  How to interpret benchmark results  Demo of a working benchmark test
  11. 11. Performance Benchmarks  What’s Happening  Hardware trends  Performance best practices  System base lining
  12. 12. Performance Benchmarks  History  Modern benchmarks  Results  Tools  Applications
  13. 13. Thanks for joining us tonight SQL Server User Group www.bayareasql.org

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