Last August, we got the team together in person for Dell DBA Days. We ran all kinds of interesting experiments with SQL Server, and shared the results with you via live webcasts.
You can watch our recorded episodes from last year – I’d highly recommend the last one, Watch SQL Server Break and Explode. Erik showed how to make a SQL Server crash instantly and reboot. Kendra demonstrated what happens when you run thousands of databases in an Availability Group. Doug and I yanked hard drives out of a server one by one to show how RAID controllers react.
This August, we’re heading out to Round Rock again – and you can be a part of it. What experiments would you like to see us run on SQL Server 2016? We’ve got all the hardware a DBA could want, and the only limit is your imagination.
If we pick your idea (and we may pick more than one!), we’ll give you a free Everything Bundle, plus credit you on air during the webcasts. Leave your idea in the comments – let’s see what you’d do if you were let loose in the Dell data center.
Update – let’s focus on experiments where you can actually learn something helpful. Think about what we could test in a lab that might change the way you administer databases, like whether TempDB still really needs 8 files in the year 2016, or what the impact of Transparent Data Encryption might be on a particular workload. We don’t need your help coming up ways to set SQL Server on fire. 😉