My Black Friday sale on SQL Server training & services is on!

Last call! I’ve gotten a lot of last-minute requests, so I’m leaving the Level 1 and Level 2 bundles on sale until December 11.

For prices this low, the only way to buy is online with a credit card or Paypal. If you wanna play around with invoices, purchase orders, wires, checks, Bitcoin, or trading in your old Toyota, you can contact us for an invoice, but it’ll be at regular price, not the sales price.

For groups of 10 or more, email us at and we can make the checkout process easier. In your email, include the bundle you want to buy and the list of emails you want to enroll. For smaller groups, you can just walk through the checkout process online once per student.

Taxes are handled automatically during checkout. If you’re buying for a business that needs tax info or exemptions, fill out the business’s info during the checkout process. An email is sent to you during checkout – that’s the only invoice & receipt that we generate. If your accountants want something else on the invoice & receipt, your best bet is to print that email to PDF and then add the information you need.

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 taught at conferences around the world including the PASS Summit, SQLbits, SQL Intersections, and Microsoft Ignite. 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®, we 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 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 with my Recorded Class Season Pass
  3. When you’re ready to master SQL Server, get my Live Class Season Pass for the toughest classes with hands-on labs, or just watch the Mastering recordings

Or, if you’d like training for your entire 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!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.