This is the second year that I will be speaking at SQL Saturday at Portland. Last year I had talked about troubleshooting slow queries. This year I will talk about debugging SQL Server issues without having to use the debugger! As always, this will be an awesome prelude to the PASS Summit!
The event sees a great turnout with a number of data professionals talking about various topics. It’s a great opportunity to meet the SQL Server community and network with the folks that help you on the forums and social media. Also, you have a large number of experts under the same roof. So bring your questions.
Session Title: SQL Server Debugging Made Easy using Extended Events
Track: Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment
Time: 1.30PM – 2:45PM
This is a demo filled session that will show you how to debug several common issues in SQL server database engine and identify hotspots as well failures using only extended events. We will showcase how extended events make scenario based troubleshooting easier without having to collect disparate sets of diagnostic data, gather memory dumps and comprise on performance. There have been a plethora of Extended Events which have been added to SQL Server recently based on customer feedback which deprecates the need to run profiler in many commonly encountered situations in production environments. This session covers the new enhancements and capabilities available for Extended Events.
Understand the diagnostics enhancements in SQL Server database engine Use the diagnostics to troubleshoot and mitigate issues quickly in mission-critical environments Setup session templates proactively to reduce mitigation time during reactive situations.
I will also be delivering a lightning talk on Enhancements in SQL Server 2016 which will keep your SQL Server environment Always On.
A big thank you to the organizers for giving me the opportunity to speak at the event again and talk about the enhancements that the Tiger team is shipping!