Due to commitments to his startup venture Thomas Kejser has given me full access to his presentation material and asked me to present his Super Scaling SQL Server course going forwards. My intention would be to take my material and amalgamate it with that provided by Thomas. If there is enough demand for me to provide some sort of training, I envisage this would be a days class somewhere and / or a precon which would take the general form of:
- Understanding the database engine at level 400, this would go beyond what the standard tools can provide and also beyond what the SQL Server internals book can provide in places.
- An introduction to windows performance toolkit.
- How to read SQL Server stack traces.
- Diagnosing CPU saturation problems using windows performance toolkit.
- Understanding ‘Exotic’ wait types and spinlocks from the call stack.
- How the database engine behaves when it is pushed to its limits.
This is not an exhaustive list of what the training might cover, but just enough to provide a ‘Taster’. I’m interested to see what sort of demand there is for me to provide this and also based on what people know about me from what I blog about and present, what sort of things you would like me to include.