The Performance Virtual Chapter's mission is to empower the global Microsoft SQL Server database community with technical content regarding performance related to SQL Server.

Welcome to the Performance Virtual Chapter

The Performance Virtual Chapter events are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at 2PM ET.  Every month there is a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card sponsored by Confio a part of SolarWinds.  To be eligible, you just need to attend our monthly webcast.  A winner will be randomly chosen from all those in attendance for the whole webcast who provide their email address. 

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Congratulations to this months gift card winner: John Arick.  Along with the 3 winners receiving free registration to the Summit.

Next Meeting

Thu, May 23 2013 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time

Monthly Meeting - May 2013



Effective Index Partitioning, Compression Strategy

We all know that ‘Indexing’ is KING when it comes to achieving high levels of performance in SQL Server. When Indexing also combines 2 of the Enterprise features: Partitioning & Compression, we can often see substantial gains. Learn how to identify those objects that benefit greatly from being Partitioned or Compressed, OR combining both of these features to even greater effect. Using Demos to illustrate the performance gains with real-world examples, Take away advanced scripts for use in your own environments.

Neil Hambly is the SQL Server Evangelist & lead consultant @ Northdoor PLC (MSFT Data Platform Gold partner), previous roles @ ABN AMRO, Accenture, ASOS, BBC, Confio Software with 15+ years in SQL Server roles Presented 100+ events, including 40 PASS Summit/24HOP/Rally/SQL Saturday, 15 European events (10 countries), 50 + UK (SQLBits, SQLRelay) Leader of PASS London (UK) & Professional Development VC, Melissa Data MVP (2015), SQL Cruise Technical Lead Likes Guinness, Loves Whisky, Dancing