Meeting – March 19, 2020

Given the news about the Covid-19 virus, the Denver SQL group is following recommendations and we will host the March 19th meeting via webinar and not in person. We are working on setting up the webinar and will send out connection details once we have everything setup. 


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Meeting Agenda
6:00 – 6:15 User Group Business
6:15 – 7:15 Main presentation


Main Presentation:

Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance
The foundation of database performance is the underlying server hardware and storage subsystem. Even the best designed and optimized database application can be crippled by an inadequate hardware and storage infrastructure. Recent advances in new processors and chipsets, along with improvements in magnetic and SSD storage have dramatically changed the evaluation and selection process compared to the past. Many database professionals struggle to keep up with new technology and often simply let someone else make their hardware selection and sizing decisions. Unfortunately, the DBA usually gets the blame for any performance issues that crop up later. Don’t let this happen to you! This session covers current and upcoming hardware from Intel and gives you the tools and resources to make better hardware selection decisions to support SQL Server OLTP workloads.

By Glen Berry

Glenn works as a Principal Consultant for Dr. DMV, LLC in Elizabeth, CO. He was a Data Platform MVP from 2007-2017, and he has a whole collection of Microsoft certifications, including MCITP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, MCAD, and MCTS, which proves that he likes to take tests. His expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection, performance tuning, and Azure SQL Database. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College – University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. He has completed the Master Teacher Program at Denver University – University College. He is heavily involved in the SQL Server community, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQL Saturdays, and the PASS Community Summit. He is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware, and he wrote chapters for SQL Server MVP Deep Dive and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 books. Glenn blogs regularly at He is active on Twitter as @GlennAlanBerry.

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Mar 19 2020


6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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  1. Bob Tolfree March 20, 2020 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Hi Mark,

    In spite of COVID-19, I like the idea of an online meeting for those of us who live way north, don’t want to fight rush-hour traffic to get to the Tech Centre and can join in on the meetings. There doesn’t seem to be any more Boulder SQLUG meetings (never receive any notifications) so after this pandemic subsides, I hope you consider keeping this as an option for those of us in the SQL field who would love to attend.

    • Marc Beacom May 12, 2020 at 11:03 pm - Reply

      Hey Bob,
      We are considering this and feel it would open up the availability of the meetings to more in the Denver metro area.

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