Tara Kizer, Resident Rheumatologist

Tara-Kizer-Cartoon-TransparentI love solving problems in SQL Server but especially performance problems. Give me a poor-performing query or system, and you’ll see one happy gal. I also like to design and implement High Availability solutions. I’ve spent countless hours on SQL Server Failover Clusters, Availability Groups, Database Mirroring and Log Shipping. But don’t you mention Transactional Replication as an HA solution to me!

Talk to me about:

  • Performance tuning
  • Refactoring code
  • High Availability solutions
  • Heavy Metal bands

When I’m not washing windows at Brent Ozar Unlimited, I am spending time with my husband Michael and two kids Andrew and Madelyn in San Diego. If I’m not with family, I’m hiking somewhere in Southern California. Sometimes if I’m lucky, the family comes hiking with me. I also like to camp and run. I love the outdoors.

Contact me for trail recommendations, or I guess I could help with your database, too.