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Monthly Meeting - December 2013

Thu, Dec 05 2013 19:00 UTC

Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoid

From watching this session you’ll learn simple tricks to write and design better code, scripts, and tables. You will gain a deeper understanding of common database development and administration mistakes, and how you can avoid them. Plus, you’ll learn how to take corrective action when: •The optimizer isn’t using all available processors •The database engine fails to report all the resources a query has used •The optimizer uses the wrong plan •Database tables cause memory issues

Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas is a Systems Consultant for a vendor of SQL Server solutions where he specialises in SQL Server providing solutions and system health checks to organisations across the EMEA region. Richard has recently taken on the responsibility of being Editor in Chief of the community site Toad World which provides articles on SQL Server and a blog syndication service, other duties see him regularly presenting webinars to both US and EMEA audiences. He is also a keen member of the SQL Server community, he founded and runs a PASS affiliated chapter in the UK ( and is on the organising committee for a national event called SQLRelay.

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