SQL Server Data Internals and Tuning
5th -7th November 2008
This is an advanced course designed for advanced SQL Server professionals. The course includes extensive demonstrations that illustrate the details of SQL Server internals as well as tuning techniques. This course will be presented on SQL Server 2008 and cover features specific to that version, but most of the information is relevant to SQL Server 2005 and some is relevant to SQL Server 2000.
Topics to be covered include the following:
- SQL Server Storage Metadata
- Tools for exploring storage structures
- Physical Storage Structures
- Index Design and Tuning
- Query Processing and Query Plans
- Optimization and Recompilation
- Query Tuning Tips and Techniques
Course Length & Type
Three day instructor led seminar.
5th November 2008 Rothamsted Manor, Harpenden
Conveniently located only 4 miles from the M1 and close to Harpenden railway station with good links to London. Rothamsted Manor is part of the larger Rothamsted Research facility, but retains a secluded and tranquil feel ideal for learning.
Events are held in The Great Drawing Room at the manor house itself. For full directions see Rothamsted Manor's How to Find Us guide.
The Great Drawing Room Rothamsted Manor & Conference Centre
Kalen Delaney has worked with SQL Server for over 20 years, starting with employment with the Sybase Corporation in 1987. She worked at Sybase in technical support and training until 1992, when she became an independent trainer and consultant. Kalen now offers the most advanced SQL Server Internals training in the world, and you can read about her and her course on her website http://www.insidesqlserver.com/.
In addition to teaching and consulting, Kalen has been writing for SQL Server Magazine since its first issue, and has written or contributed to several advanced SQL Server books. Inside SQL Server 2005: The Storage Engine was published in October 2006, and her latest book Inside SQL Server 2005: Query Tuning and Optimization was published in September 2007. She is currently working on her next book, covering the internals of SQL Server 2008.