Groupby OCT 26-27



GroupBy May 2021 Schedule

GroupBy Americas - May 25

13:30 UTC

GroupBy Keynote: SQL Edge to Cloud (on Dev&BI Track) — Anna Hoffman

14:30 UTC
Learn to Effectively Use Extended Events — Grant Fritchey
Which Azure SQL Database Options Should I choose - Jes Schultz
16:00 UTC
How to Audit SQL Server for Free — Josephine Bush
Notebooks, PowerShell and Excel Automation — Rob Sewell
17:30 UTC

SolarWinds Presents:
Tales from the Performance Monitoring Trenches — Andy Yun and Devon Wilson

T-SQL User-Defined Functions, or: How to kill performance in one, easy step — Hugo Kornelis
18:15 . UTC

PureStorage Presents:
Solving Data Protection and Recovery Challenges for SQL Server Databases — Argenis Fernandez

T-SQL User-Defined Functions, or: How to kill performance in one, easy step (continued) — Hugo Kornelis
19:00 UTC
Myths and Misconceptions about Locking and Blocking — Klaus Aschenbrenner
Are you drunk SQL Server? Where did that estimate come from? — Magnus Ahlkvist
20:30 UTC
SQL Admin Best Practices with DMVs — William Assaf
Modern T-SQL for Better Performance — Kathi Kellenberger
22:00 UTC

Dallas DBAs Presents:
"Black Arts" Index Maintenance - GUIDs v.s. Fragmentation - They're not the problem... WE ARE! (on DBA Track)
— Jeff Moden

23:30 UTC

Become an Expert in Managing Your Tempdb (on DBA Track) — Deepthi Goguri

GroupBy Europe - May 26

TIME DBA Track Database Development & BI Track


Not my Problem(?) - Azure Networking 101 for Azure SQL Server DBAs
— Alexander Arvidsson

Dynamic Search Queries in T-SQL - The Ninja way — Eitan Blumin
09:00 UTC
How I Cut My Maintenance Window by 80% — Paresh Motiwala
All you wanted to know about Collations — Erland Sommarskog


SQL Server and PowerShell walk into a bar... — Mikey Bronowski
In-memory OLTP Design Principles in Microsoft SQL Server — Torsten Strauß


Redgate Presents:
Getting started with Extended Events — Kathi Kellenberger

Simplify data management with partitioning — Uwe Ricken


“We’re All Born Naked and the Rest Is Drag”:
Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion
— Cecilia Judmann

Simplify data management with partitioning (continued) — Uwe Ricken


A deep dive into Docker — Andrew Pruski
Visual Studio database projects: more than just source control — Chris Johnson


6 Query Tuning Techniques That Will Solve 75%
Of Your Performance Problems – v2 — Amit Bansal

MS SQL New functions, syntaxes, tips & tricks — Damir Matešić


SQL Server and Snapshots: Everything You Were Afraid To Ask — Argenis Fernandez

Selected Speakers

GroupBy Americas

Session Name Speaker Name
Identify SQL Server databases performance issues
Jean Joseph
Auditing SQL Server: Extended events vs SQL Server Audit
Josephine Bush
Missing Indexes: Do's and Don'ts
Andy Yun
Predict Application Problems with Database Metrics
Edward Pollack
T-SQL Window Functions in SQL Server 2019
David Yitzhak
T-SQL Window Function Performance
Kathi Kellenberger
You might not need a data warehouse anymore
Dave Wentzel
Latches, Spinlocks, and Lock Free Data Structures
Klaus Aschenbrenner
Indexes vs. Histograms to Speed Up Database Searches
Dave Stokes
Lift and Shift Take Your Tuning Skills to Azure
Peter Shore
SQL Assessment - Microsoft's Best Practices Checker
Taiob Ali
What I learned from almost fumbling a $1m SQL upgrade project
Adrian Sullivan
A practical look at Temporal Tables
Randolph West

GroupBy Europe

Session Name Speaker Name
Parallelism in Microsoft SQL Server
Torsten Strauß
More Performance? It's on the tip of your fingers!
Etienne Lopes
SSDT Methodologies for SQL Server DevOps
Eitan Blumin
"Black Arts" Index Maintenance 1.2 - GUIDs v.s. Fragmentation
Jeff Moden
How to improve the performance of Data Warehouses?
Adnan Rahic
Packaging Permissions in Stored Procedures
Erland Sommarskog
SQL Server Environment Setup using automation tools
Adam Anderson
Delta Lake with Azure Databricks - Let's build a reliable Data Lake!
Mohit Batra
Cross Database Queries In Azure SQL
Eric Rouach
Power BI: Incremental Refresh - Why load everything?
Dennes Torres
Implementing AI solutions using the cognitive services in Azure
Vitor Fava
Men from Mars, Women from Venus: both can code .NET in Jupyter
Ron Dagdag

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