My Annual Black Friday Sale is On!

I’m running a giant Black Friday sale on my training courses! You can choose from Fundamentals, Mastering, or both.

The Fundamentals package is best if you’ve never been to a formal SQL Server training class before. If you finished my free How to Think Like the Engine class and said, “Wow, I learned a lot!” then believe it or not, your next best step is the Fundamentals.

The Mastering package is best if you already knew all the stuff in How to Think Like the Engine, and you want to be challenged for the next several years of your career.

Fundamentals, Yearly
$195Save $200
Mastering, Yearly
$695Save $300

Or, Wanna Attend My Classes Live?

I’ve updated my legendary Mastering classes with the latest information about SQL Server 2022, Azure, and AWS:

Mastering Index Tuning
$995Save $600
  • You need to speed up a SQL Server app, but you only want to make index changes. You don’t want to buy hardware, change SQL Server, or change the code.
Mastering Query Tuning
$995Save $600
  • You need to speed up an existing app, and you’re allowed to change both queries & indexes, but you can’t throw hardware at it.
Mastering Server Tuning
$995Save $600
  • You're constantly facing new performance challenges on different servers. You need to quickly diagnose a server's bottleneck, and learn the most common ways to fix each bottleneck.
Mastering Parameter Sniffing
$995Save $600
  • You’ve conquered Fundamentals of Parameter Sniffing, and now you need to master all the different ways to mitigate parameter sniffing problems for good.

To get these deals, you have to check out online through our e-commerce site with a credit card or buy now pay later.

Can we pay via bank transfer, check, or purchase order? Yes, but only for 10 or more seats for the same package, and payment must be received before the sale ends. Email us at with the package you want to buy and the number of seats, and we can generate a quote to include with your check or wire. Make your check payable to Brent Ozar Unlimited and mail it to 9450 SW Gemini Drive, ECM #45779, Beaverton, OR 97008. Your payment must be received before we activate your training, and must be received before the sale ends. Payments received after the sale ends will not be honored. We do not accept POs as payment unless they are also accompanied with a check. For a W9 form:

Can we get discounts for group buys? Not during the Black Friday sale.

Can we send you a form to fill out? No, to keep costs low during the Black Friday sales, we don’t do any manual paperwork. To get these awesome prices, you’ll need to check out through the site and use the automatically generated PDF invoice/receipt that gets sent to you via email about 15-30 minutes after your purchase finishes. If you absolutely need us to fill out paperwork or generate a quote, we’d be happy to do it at our regular (non-sale) prices – email us at

Hi. I’m Brent Ozar.

I make Microsoft SQL Server go faster. Since the late 1990s, I’ve progressed from developer, to sysadmin, to DBA. I’ve managed performance and reliability for tough servers: tens of terabytes, thousands of databases, tens of thousands of queries per second.

I’ve taught at conferences around the world including the PASS Summit, SQLbits, and Microsoft’s own conferences like Ignite and TechEd. My clients have included Stack Overflow, Google, and other companies whose SQL Servers you rely on every day.

I’m a SQL Server consultant.

I specialize in performance tuning emergencies. In my 2-day SQL Critical Care®, I quickly assess your application’s performance, determine the root cause of the slowdowns, and then get everyone on the same page for permanent pain relief.

I also offer remote DBA services for SQL Server, performance tuning, and I do so many upgrades and migrations that when Google Cloud wanted an industry expert to write up guidance on moving to the cloud, they came to me. I’d love to help make your project a success, too.

I do SQL Server training.

I’ve spoken at conferences around the world, and my online classes win rave reviews. When you’re ready to upgrade your skills:

  1. Get started with my free How to Think Like the Engine class
  2. Progress to my Fundamentals classes which introduce disciplined ways of tuning indexes and queries
  3. When you’re ready to master SQL Server, get my challenging Mastering classes with hands-on labs on a ~300GB database

Or, if you’d like private training for your team, I offer corporate SQL Server training.

I’ll even monitor your SQL Server.

My SQL ConstantCare® service sends you simple daily emails – just one email per day – telling you the most important actions to take to improve your database’s health, reliability, and performance.

It’s one flat price for all of your SQL Servers – no expensive per-server licensing – because I want to make sure you’ve got everything covered.

Enough about me.
Let’s talk about you.

You’re storing data in Microsoft SQL Server, and you’re frustrated. It seems like a black box, and when you ask for data, it’s not coming in and out of the box fast enough. The box is yelling out an awful lot of error messages, too.

You’ve tried Googling for answers, but there’s so much conflicting advice out there. You keep coming across over and over again in the results, though, and you’re starting to think that maybe – just maybe – this site has a few answers. (Some of them might even be correct!)

Let’s get you started free.

Download my free First Responder Kit packed with useful scripts like sp_Blitz, sp_BlitzCache, and sp_BlitzIndex. Then, attend my free online webcasts where I teach you how to use ’em – plus, start growing your SQL Server knowledge.

You may not even need anything but the free stuff – and that’s totally fine!

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