Planning for Virtualization
This session will serve as a guide for database administrators who are considering virtualizing their SQL server instances (or are about to have that decision thrust upon them) and are unsure of the best approach. It will cover the basics of how to configure a virtualized environment for SQL server, make you aware of some of the common performance pitfalls and help to dispel some of the myths around managing database availability in a virtualized environment. At the end of the session you should have a good idea as to whether virtualization is the right choice for your database environment and a broad strategy for how to go about implementing it.
Brian Carrig is a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and manages a team of talented DBAs at leading e-commerce cloud solutions provider ChannelAdvisor. In a previous life, Brian spent some time as an academic and holds a PhD in Computer Science. He is a native of Dublin, Ireland but now lives with his wife and two daughters in Cary, North Carolina.
Microsession by Elliot Lochansky: Integration Services: Beginner mistakes and how to avoid them.
A brief look at some SSIS components and issues that may arise, causing hours of head-scratching before you realize "that’s just how SSIS works." We’ll discuss some ways to work around these issues and, in some cases, use them to our advantage.