Capital Area Central Texas User of SQL Server

PASS affiliated user group for Austin, TX

Contact us: Email: CACTUSS.SQL (at) (gmail) (dot) (com)

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Nov 2019 Tue 11/19/2019
Speaker: Kevin Boles
Topic: Common TSQL Mistakes
Speaker: Shawn Weisfeld
Topic: Quick Introduction to GitHub
Dec 2019 Tue 12/17/2019
Speaker: Jay Falck
Topic: Setting up a test lab with Hyper-V

Meeting Location


  • Meeting dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Meeting starts: 5:30 pm with food and a QA session
  • Presentation: 6:00 pm and goes to 7:15 pm
  • Address
    • Quarry Oaks II
    • Microsoft Office
    • Suite 225
    • 10900 Stonelake Blvd.
    • Austin, TX 78759
      • * Free parking
      • * Coming from Braker, go right/straight at the traffic circle and it's the building on the left.
      • * The building is also across from the outdoor basketball court
      • * Not the building attached to the parking garage
      • * Inside the Microsoft office, go right, past the reception desk, to the far back and left
      • * If there is interest, there is sometimes an after-gathering at a local place to talk casually
    • Map:

Next Meeting




Austin SOUTH<br /> - Query tuning by example -<br />Jim Murphy

1524 S IH-35 Frontage Rd Suite 234
Austin, Texas 78704
Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Title: Query tuning by example
by: Jim Murphy

Summary: Mission Possible: Interactive Performance Troubleshooting - TSQL Performance troubleshooting is detective work. We'll have a lab system being assaulted by PowerShell scripts (to simulate live users), and simulated performance problems like those that can make your on-call cell phone ring too much! Do you think you have what it takes to find these "needle in the haystack" issues and resolve them quickly? This will be a highly interactive session where we will locate the rogue queries together, work through solutions, implement them and measure the results. In this episode we'll focus primarily on poor TSQL coding as a common underlying problem and all will walk away with much better troubleshooting skills and an upgraded knowledge of performance tuning!<br /> <br /> <strong>Target audience:</strong> Those new to performance tuning; either with zero experience or minimal exposure. 3 or 4 Cases where T-SQL are both the problem and the solution. 70% demos. Very interactive; class works on issues together. Each Case is super common.<br /> <br /> <strong>Level:</strong> 200

Speaker: Jim Murphy, CEO SQLWatchmen, Inc:
Bio: Jim Murphy has been using Microsoft SQL Server since version 6.0 back in the 90's. He is the CEO of SQLWatchmen, Inc., a DBA service provider. He runs the Austin SQL Server User Group: CACTUSS Central/South. He has been a professional DBA and developer for over 25 years and has run a consulting company full time since 2001.

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