CACTUSS North

CACTUSS

Capital Area Central Texas User of SQL Server

PASS affiliated user group for Austin, TX

Contact us: Email: CACTUSS.SQL (at) (gmail) (dot) (com)
Twitter: @CACTUSS_SQL
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/149440
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Austin-SQL-Server-User-Group/

Upcoming Meeting Dates

  North
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

CACTUSS North

  • 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: http://binged.it/1HOSMWm

Next Meeting

Wednesday,

April

20

South: Understanding Storage Systems and SQL Server

211 E. William Cannon Drive
Austin, Texas 78745
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Title: South: Understanding Storage Systems and SQL Server
by: Wesley Brown

Summary: The most important part of your SQL Server is also the slowest, Storage. This talk will take you through the fundamentals of your server's Disk I/O System. From how hard drives work, through RAID configurations, and how to configure the file system. This session should give you a solid foundation over storage systems and help you understand why they are slow and how to overcome some of their limitations. We will cover: Base System Makeup Disk Controllers, Host Bus Adapters, and Interfaces The Basics of Spinning Disks Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks SAN Basics Solid State Storage Basics SQL Server and The File System Testing New Storage Monitoring Your Storage

Speaker: Wesley Brown, CTO SQLWatchmen:
Bio: Wesley Brown is a former SQL Server MVP and PASS Chapter Leader who loves to teach others about SQL Server.He maintains his technical blog at http://www.sqlserverio.com. Wes specializes in high availability, disaster recovery, and large-scale database performance tuning.

Special Notes:

The most important part of your SQL Server is also the slowest, Storage. This talk will take you through the fundamentals of your server's Disk I/O System. From how hard drives work, through RAID configurations, and how to configure the file system. This session should give you a solid foundation over storage systems and help you understand why they are slow and how to overcome some of their limitations.

 

We will cover:

Base System Makeup
Disk Controllers, Host Bus Adapters, and Interfaces
The Basics of Spinning Disks
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
SAN Basics
Solid State Storage Basics
SQL Server and The File System
Testing New Storage
Monitoring Your Storage

 

Available Attachments:

Our monthly meetings are made possible by the generosity of these sponsors:

This month's sponsor:

(Feature coming soon)

Ongoing sponsors:

Microsoft

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