Hi. I’m Brent Ozar.

I make Microsoft SQL Server go faster. I got my start in the late 1990s – first as a developer and systems administrator, then as a full time DBA. I’ve managed performance and reliability for truly tough servers: tens of terabytes, thousands of databases, thousands of queries per second.

I’m one of the rare Microsoft Certified Masters, and I’ve headlined conferences around the world including the PASS Summit, Microsoft TechEd, SQLbits, SQL Intersections, and Microsoft Ignite. My clients have included Stack Overflow, Google, and other companies whose SQL Servers you rely on every day.

How I can help

Depending on how bad your SQL Server pains are, you can pick different pain relief options.


My training classes cover performance tuning, database administration. Sign up for a live class, or watch a recorded one at your own pace. I’ve even got a Live Class Season Pass and Team Memberships to help with your long term growth.


My SQL ConstantCare® gathers data about your servers daily, then sends concise, easy-to-understand instructions on what you should fix next. Get this: it’s just one flat per-user price to monitor all your servers.


Haven’t got time for the pain? Need to figure out if it’s a code problem or a server problem, fast? In my 2-day SQL Critical Care®, we work together remotely to get you long-term relief quickly and get everyone on the same page.

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 BrentOzar.com 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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