SolarWinds to Demonstrate Performance Turning and Optimization for Cloud and On-Premises SQL Server Databases at SQL Server Live!

SolarWinds Head Geek, Microsoft MVP and Certified SQL Server Master, Thomas LaRock, and Oracle® ACE, Janis Griffin, to Host Multiple Sessions at the Conference

Austin, Texas, UNITED STATES

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at SQL Server Live!, one of five co-located Live! 360 events, November 12-17, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. At the event, Thomas LaRock and Janis Griffin will present on SQL Server® performance tuning and optimization as well as SQL Server administration and maintenance. Additionally, the company will exhibit its latest updates to SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer (DPA).

“We all know that databases are the crux of applications, often the most critical component and the hardest to scale, yet most operations teams have very limited visibility into their applications,” said Gerardo Dada, vice president, product marketing, SolarWinds. “Effective SQL performance tuning requires understanding where the database is spending time. We look forward to sharing practical advice on how to use wait-time analytics, which we pioneered over a decade ago, to accelerate database performance and optimize resource utilization.” 

SolarWinds at SQL Server Live! 

Join the Discussion

• “Discover the Top 10 Wait Types Every DBA Should Know” (Griffin)

  • What: Griffin will provide the key steps needed to identify, prioritize and solve any performance issues caused by wait types, in order to help attendees hone their performance troubleshooting skills.
  • When: Tuesday, November 14, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST

• “Cardinality Estimates in Microsoft® SQL Server” (LaRock)

  • What: SQL Server 2014 introduced a new cardinality estimator. Attendees will learn the differences between the old and new cardinality estimator, how to know if the new version is causing performance issues, and how to revert to the old version, if needed.
  • When: Wednesday, November 15, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. EST

• “Top Five SQL Server Query Tuning Tips” (Griffin)

  • What: Attendees will learn how to effectively use wait types to quickly identify bottlenecks and learn tips on the best tuning approach.
  • When: Thursday, November 16, 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. EST

• “Upgrading to SQL Server 2016” (LaRock)

  • What: This session will cover all the information DBAs need to collect and consider before, during, and after upgrading to SQL Server 2016.
  • When: Thursday, November 16, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. EST

• “SQL Server Live! Panel: In with the New, and the Old Too: The Database New World Order”  (LaRock)

  • What: LaRock will join a panel of experts in a discussion on the evolving database world. Panel details available here.
  • When: Thursday, November 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

• “Next? SQL Server Live Networking Event” (LaRock)

  • What: LaRock will participate in an event wrap up—part Q&A and part peer exchange with fellow SQL Server Live! attendees and select speakers.
  • When: Thursday, November 16, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Visit Booth 205 
The SolarWinds team will be at booth 205 to provide demonstrations of SolarWinds DPA for SQL Server and show off functionalities, including: 

  • Advanced support for AlwaysOn Availability Groups, allowing users to see replica health and status at a glance, as well as notifications of status changes or failovers
  • Agentless architecture in SQL Server development, test, staging, and production environments, providing information of where the bottlenecks are and enhancing collaboration
  • Wait-time analytics and Multi-Dimensional Performance Analysis, to help identify the root cause of complex problems and improves the performance of on-premises, virtualized, cloud, or hybrid IT application environments
  • Support for SQL Server, Azure® SQL databases, MySQL® and other database engines 

About Head Geek Thomas LaRock 
Thomas LaRock is a Head Geek at SolarWinds and a Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, VMware® vExpert, and former Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry in roles including programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator. 

About Janis Griffin 
Janis Griffin has over 25 years of DBA experience including design, development and implementation of many critical database applications. Prior to SolarWinds, Janis held DBA positions working with both real-time network routing databases and OLTP business-to-business applications. 

For more information on SolarWinds IT management products, including downloadable, free 30-day evaluations, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100. 

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About SolarWinds 
SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide, from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses, managed service providers (MSPs), government agencies, and educational institutions. We are committed to focusing exclusively on IT, MSP, and DevOps professionals, and strive to eliminate the complexity that our customers have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. Regardless of where the IT asset or user sits, SolarWinds delivers products that are easy to find, buy, use, maintain, and scale while providing the power to address key areas of the infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. This focus and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as the worldwide leader in both network management software and MSP solutions, and is driving similar growth across the full spectrum of IT management software. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our THWACK online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at 

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