There’s More Than One Way to Monitor Database Performance
Date: June 17, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM CT
Duration: 1 Hour

Data, and database growth, is exponential. With this added growth comes added complexity, making it difficult to find resolutions when problems arise. And if this wasn't difficult enough, the hybrid world in which we live makes performance monitoring and tuning harder than ever.

It's hard to find a single solution that fits all your database needs—from cross-platform support, deep-dive diagnostics, root-cause analysis, and cloud-native focus. In this re-recording of SolarWinds Lab™️, Head Geeks™️ Kevin Kline and Thomas LaRock will first show you the basics of database monitoring using free features within Microsoft SQL Server like Extended Events and SQL Agent Monitoring.

Learn how to extend and amplify your database performance monitoring effectiveness with SolarWinds products Database Performance Monitor, Database Performance Analyzer, and SQL Sentry. Following the re-recording, Kevin and Thomas will host a live Q&A.

kevin kline
Kevin Kline:

Kline is a noted database expert and software industry veteran. At previous companies, his product designs won multiple "Best of" and "Readers' Choice" awards.

Kline was a founding board member and former president of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), is an avid blogger and database columnist, author of the best-selling book, SQL in a Nutshell, and co-author of SQL Server 2012 Management and Administration, Professional SQL Server 2008 Database Design and Optimization, and Database Benchmarking: Practical Methods for Oracle & SQL Server. He is a frequent webinar host and speaker at various industry conferences and user groups and has traveled the world as part of his multi-continent roadshows.

A Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2003, Kline is passionate about improving the quality of life for Microsoft database professionals and their customers. As a SolarWinds Head Geek, he focuses on helping customers with troubleshooting and adopting best practices for optimal database performance monitoring, on-premises and in the cloud.

Thomas LaRock
Thomas LaRock:

LaRock has over 20 years of IT experience holding roles such as programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator. He is a Microsoft Certified Master, VMware vExpert, and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP.

LaRock has spent much of his career focused on data and database administration, which led to his selection as a Technical Evangelist for Confio Software in 2010, where his research and experience helped create the initial versions of the software now known as SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer (DPA).

LaRock has served on the board of directors for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), and is an avid blogger, author, and technical reviewer for numerous books about SQL Server management. He now focuses on working with customers to help resolve problems and answer questions regarding database performance tuning and virtualization. He’s made it his mission to give IT and data professionals longer weekends and bacon.

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