DataWeekender Europe Conference


DataWeekender Europe is a relatively new online conference on Saturday October 17, 2020. It was organized by a group of European based Microsoft data platform professionals. The core people involved are:

DataWeekender Europe
DataWeekender Europe

With many events canceled or postponed across Europe (and the world) this year, this is an online data platform conference for the community. This may help fill the void left by the canceling of nearly all in-person events. Since the conference is on a Saturday, hopefully more people can attend.

DataWeekender Europe

I am honored to have been selected to speak again at this conference. My session starts at 10AM Mountain time, and it is the last session of the day in Track 5.

Here is my abstract:

Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance

The foundation of database performance is the underlying server hardware and storage subsystem. Even the best designed and optimized database application can be crippled by an inadequate hardware and storage infrastructure. Recent advances in new processors and chipsets, along with improvements in magnetic and SSD storage have dramatically changed the evaluation and selection process compared to the past. Many database professionals struggle to keep up with new technology and often simply let someone else make their hardware selection and sizing decisions. Unfortunately, the DBA usually gets the blame for any performance issues that crop up later. Don’t let this happen to you! This session covers current and upcoming hardware from Intel and gives you the tools and resources to make better hardware selection decisions to support SQL Server OLTP workloads.

You can get a PDF version of my deck here.

Here is the schedule for the event. You can register here.


Final Words

This event is free. You can listen to and watch it from the comfort and safety of your home or office. Because of this, there is no travel time or expense. If you are interested in any of the sessions, I urge you to sign up and put it on your calendar before you forget. I hope to see you there!

BTW, I am also speaking at the GroupBy Americas Conference on October 27, 2020. You can read more about that here:

If you have any questions about this post, please ask me here in the comments or on Twitter. I am pretty active on Twitter as GlennAlanBerry. Thanks for reading!

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