Announcing a New Live Online Class: Fundamentals of TempDB

You’ve been working with Microsoft SQL Server for a couple of years, and you know a little bit about TempDB. You’ve heard that temp tables and table variables have different performance characteristics than regular user database tables, and you’ve heard that you’re supposed to have multiple data files.

You’re wondering what exactly goes on behind the scenes.

My newest one-day live online class is for curious folks who want to learn:

  • What uses TempDB, and how that affects performance: not just temp tables and table variables, but also triggers, cursors, sorting indexes, workspace spills, the version store, and more
  • How to host TempDB depending on how you use it: understanding what goes in the log file, the data files, why the number of data files matter, and whether your particular workload should be on SAN, local storage, or ephemeral storage, and why
  • How to monitor it: after you understand what uses it and how to host it, you need to keep tabs on how its performance changes over time using DMVs, Perfmon counters, and the First Responder Kit scripts

This course is 90% demos: the only slides are the introductions at the start of the day, illustrations to support a few topics, and the recap at the end of the day. The rest of the time, we’ll be working in SQL Server Management Studio. Roll up your sleeves and join me!

The first two dates will be:

This class is free for my Live Class Season Pass holders: you automatically get all new live classes that run while you’re a member. After the first live class on December 7, the recordings will also be free for my Recorded Class Season Pass holders, too.

What’s that, you say? You don’t have one of my passes yet? Well, you’re in luck: it just so happens my annual Black Friday Sale is on, and you can save big on memberships. For the price of a typical 5-day conference ticket, you can learn with me all year long:

Level 1: Fundamentals
Level 2 for 2 Years

And when you’re a member, you get access to the new stuff that I bring out all year while your membership is active. In 2020, I brought out my new Fundamentals of Columnstore, Fundamentals of Parameter Sniffing, and Mastering Parameter Sniffing courses. Fundamentals of TempDB is just the first announcement for my new classes in 2021 – stay tuned for more goodies!

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