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SQL South West User Group

SQL South West is a chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS)

PASS Chapter

If you are using SQL Server in any way and are interested in meeting other SQL professionals in the South West then please contact us.

We are a group of DBAs and developers from Cornwall, Devon and Somerset who get together in Exeter once a month to talk about anything related to SQL. If you live or work in the South West of the UK or are in the area on business or holiday then we’d be happy to see you; scroll down or contact us for details of upcoming meetings.

The group is for anyone working with SQL Server or anyone interested in starting to work with it. You may be a full time DBA or developer or someone looking to understand SQL Server things more clearly or maybe you are the guy that didn’t run fast enough when the last DBA left.

June Meeting – Thursday 18th

I am very pleased and grateful to say that our June meeting content is coming from Paul Randall of SQL Skills, hopefully you all recognise the name but Paul’s bio is below as an update. Paul will be presenting his 90 minute session (Performance Troubleshooting using Wait Statistics) remotely, starting at 18:00 on Thursday 18th June. We will be meeting from 17:30 to let us have time to get a drink and settle in the meeting room.

Performance Troubleshooting Using Wait Statistics
One of the first things you should check when investigating performance issues are wait statistics – as these can often point you in the direction for further analysis. Unfortunately many people misinterpret what SQL Server is telling them and jump to conclusions about how to solve the problem – what is often called ‘knee-jerk performance tuning’. In this session, you will learn what waits are, how to analyze them, and potential solutions to common problem patterns.

Paul Randall
SQL Skills CEO / Owner
Paul is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director. He spent 9 years working on the SQLServer team, writing DBCC CHECKDB, and ultimately responsible for the entire Storage Engine. In 2007 Paul left Microsoft to co-own and run SQLskills.com, and is a world-renowned author, consultant, and top-rated speaker on SQL Server performance tuning, administration, internals, and HA/DR. When he’s not tweeting, blogging, or helping someone recover from a disaster, he’s likely to be underwater somewhere in the world with his wife, Kimberly L. Tripp.