I woke up this morning, excited for the 24 Hours of PASS, and the slide decks are already online! Let’s check out the slides for the first session, Field Testing Buffer Pool Extension and In-Memory OLTP Features in SQL Server 2014. They start out by talking about how the SQL Server world has changed: Things Have Changed – note the memory Things definitely have changed – 4-8GB used to be normal for SQL Server, and now 32GB is pretty much the bare minimum for physical servers as the slide notes. I see smaller VMs a lot still though. Then they start…Read
The Professional Association for SQL Server describes itself this way: “PASS is an independent, not-for-profit organization run by and for the community.” Every now and then, PASS runs a popular online event called the 24 Hours of PASS. With a name like that, and a mission statement like PASS’s, you’d assume the speakers would be community members. That was true for years – but this time around, there’s something a little different. The speakers are Microsoft employees (save one co-presenter). The topics focus on marketing SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database. And the 24 Hours of PASS is sponsored by Microsoft.…Read
Hi. I’m Brent.
I live in Iceland with my wife Erika. I'm on an epic life quest to have fun and make a difference.
I co-founded Brent Ozar Unlimited to help make your SQL Server go faster. I also maintain sp_Blitz® and the open source First Responder Kit repo.