The next SQLBits agenda is out, and I’m particularly excited about one session in particular:
Cool Story, Bro: The DBAreactions Guide to SQL Server 2014
You’re hearing a lot about the new features in SQL Server, but you’re not hearing a lot about the drawbacks. Ever wonder why? Join Brent Ozar, the guy behind DBAreactions.com, for a sarcastic, funny look at SQL Server 2014’s features, bugs, and gotchas.
You’ll learn why Brent rarely deploys Hekaton, clustered columnstore indexes, Buffer Pool Extensions, Azure backups and secondaries, and even AlwaysOn Availability Groups. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and most importantly, you’ll learn real lessons to avoid pain in your own deployments.
Awwww yeah. We’re gonna have some fun in this one.
Oh sure, SQLbits has 10+ tracks of “real” sessions from “real” presenters like Argenis Fernandez using WireShark to gauge a query performance competition, Bob Ward doing two hours on memory, and Adam Machanic explaining row goals (a concept most folks have never even heard of).
But this is also a conference that really gets how to have fun.
This year’s theme is superheroes, and of course, costumes are encouraged. I’m really torn – I can’t decide between Dr. Horrible or one of Bad Horse’s singing sidekicks. (Yeah, I know, they’re villains, but with all these superheroes around, don’t we need a few villains? And besides, I don’t have Captain Hammer’s body.)