Chief of Psychiatric Medicine
My goal is for you to understand your SQL Server’s behavior– and learn how to change it. Whether you have 1 month of experience or 10 years, whether you are a developer, manager, or DBA, I work hard to be your beacon towards the solution: making SQL Server understandable and bringing everyone towards the solution together.
I’ve been working with SQL Server for more than ten years. I’ve performance-tuned databases ranging from 1 gigabyte to 80 terabytes. I’m also a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008, which is a fancy certification that I’m geeky and obsessive.
What gets me up in the morning:
- SQL Server Index and Query Tuning
- High Availability and Scale-Out Architecture
- SQL Server on Solid State Drives (SSDs)
- Enterprise Monitoring
- Change Management
Read my resume for the nitty-gritty.
When I’m not wandering around the sprawling Brent Ozar Unlimited campus, you’ll find me at user group meetings in Portland, Oregon. I also love to draw.
Contact me if you have a data problem and you just need to hug it out—and, obviously, fix the problem.
Oh, and here is some of my work that might be especially useful:
- Three Hidden Principles of Performance Tuning
- An Introduction to SQL Server Clusters
- How to Decide if You should Use Table Partitioning
And here is a picture of a dinosaur: