Richie and I are at the AWS re:Invent conference because: AWS Reinvent 2016 A good number of our customers run SQL Server on Amazon Web Services We use AWS ourselves (our first project, PasteThePlan, was built on AWS because we wanted to keep costs low) Clients and friends kept telling me how awesome the conference was We’re recruiting clients (this isn’t a marketing event for us at all – we’re just there to learn, and Richie jokes that it’ll be fun to walk around at a conference where Brent Ozar isn’t BRENT OZAR) Vegas, baby (and in March 2017, I’m attending Google Cloud Next in SF) Here’s some…Read
We launched PasteThePlan.com on September 11th, and it got just shy of 5K pageviews in 3 weeks: PasteThePlan pageviews After launch, it stabilized at around 125 pageviews per weekday. (That’ll bump up this week with a new page that lets you see the 20 most recently pasted plans. I kinda find that addicting.) In Richie’s architecture explanation, he wrote that PasteThePlan runs on Amazon Web Services: The web requests are handled by AWS Lambda, aka serverless code or function-as-a-service The plans are logged in AWS DynamoDB, a managed NoSQL database So what’s it all cost to host? PasteThePlan Costs for September Yep,…Read
I really like building free stuff to make Microsoft SQL Server data professionals’ jobs easier and more enjoyable, and I’ve been picking up speed: 2011 – sp_Blitz®, easy free SQL Server health check script 2013 – DBAreactions.com, DBA life in animated GIF form 2015 – SQLServerUpdates.com, easy free way to find current patches 2016 – First Responder Kit, an open sourced set of scripts for health checks and performance tuning We’re about to announce our first free online service, not just a web site or script, and that comes with some interesting design decisions and restrictions. My free projects have to be…Read
tl;dr – get a $20 Amazon IoT button, hook it up to this open source iot-button-ec2-controller Lambda action, and turn on/off groups of tagged EC2 VMs. What Is the Amazon Dash/IoT Button? I’m a fan of Amazon’s Dash buttons – little $5 buttons that stick around the house next to stuff I can reorder from Amazon. When we’re running out of laundry detergent, Erika can just push the All detergent button, and more shows up in a day or two. You get to pick which Amazon item gets associated with the button, although not all variations/sizes are available. Before you buy a…Read
Hi. I’m Brent.
I live in California 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.