Announcing 2 New Online Classes: Database DevOps and Practical Real-World Performance Tuning

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We’re proud to announce that in addition to our existing summer lineup:

We’ve now got two new online training classes coming up in June & July, and these new ones are available in schedules that work well around the world – click on the class to see the dates/times:

Database DevOps: Why, What, and How
Alex Yates, 2 days, $1,995*

Database DevOps Training Class

Managing database changes is hard. Come and learn how to do it properly.

We’ll explain in straightforward terms what DevOps is (and what it isn’t) as well as dissecting the concepts of ‘continuous integration’, ‘continuous delivery’ and ‘continuous deployment’. We’ll also discuss the various ways of applying the ideas in practice.

Over the course of two days you’ll build your own source control, testing and automated deployment solution for SQL Server, equipping you with the knowledge and the skills you need to significantly improve your team’s ability to deliver database updates regularly and reliably.

In the spirit of DevOps, we welcome attendees from both the dev and DBA sides of the fence.

About the instructor: Alex Yates has been helping organisations to apply DevOps principles to relational database development and deployment since 2010. He’s most proud of helping Skyscanner develop the ability to deploy 95 times a day. Originally for Redgate, later for DLM Consultants, Alex has worked with clients on every continent except Antarctica – so he’s keen to meet anyone who researches penguins. A keen community member, he co-organises SQL Relay and is the founder of

Learn more and register now, and if you want the background on why it’s important, watch Alex talk about DevOps 101 for data professionals:

Practical Real World Performance Tuning
Pinal Dave, 4 hours, $495*

In the real world when we face any performance problems, we do not have the luxury to open PowerPoint and study theory. What helps us during the time of crisis are handy scripts which help us fix our performance problems.

In this quick paced, demonstration oriented learning workshop, we will see how we can immediately help our application with performance if we just know what exactly to do.

Following the practices in this 4-hour workshop can help mitigate your current performance problems but also helps you to put your preventive action plans.

About the instructor: Pinal Dave is a SQL Server Performance Tuning Expert and an independent consultant at SQL Authority. He has been a part of the industry for more than 16 years. During his career, he has worked both in the USA and in India (Technology Evangelist at Microsoft). He received his Master of Science from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors of Engineering from Gujarat University. He has been a regular speaker at many international events like TechEd, SQLPASS, SQL Saturday, SQL Live, Techorama and countless user groups.

Learn more and register now, and if you wanna get started early, watch Pinal talk about 3 common performance mistakes:

These new classes all include our Instant Replay – the ability to watch a video of your class for a year after it runs. See you in class!

* – What’s with the asterisks? Well, for reading the fine print, try coupon code HalfOffDevOps and HalfOffRealWorld. Move quick – they expire Friday!

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