Sacramento SQL Server User Group

Next Meeting

Wednesday,

September

07

Treating Tables Like Legos: Partitioning Basics

  • Patrick Hays Learning Center (map)
  • 2700 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 2600
  • Sacramento, CA 95833
  • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • RSVP via Meetup

Treating Tables Like Legos: Partitioning Basics" - Brandon Leach Do you have tables and indexes that have grown really large? Are you moving around a lot more data than you used to? Are your windows for jobs and maintenance getting tighter? If you answered yes to any of these questions, partitioning may be for you! With partitioning, you can break a table or index down into smaller more manageable chunks. It can help you perform maintenance on just part of a table or index. You can even move data in and out of tables with quick and easy metadata only operations. We’ll go over basic partitioning concepts such as horizontal vs. vertical partitioning, and techniques like partitioned views and full blown table partitioning. We’ll look at how partitioning affects things under the hood. Finally you'll see some cool demos/tricks around index maintenance and data movement. At the end of this session you’ll have a firm understanding of how partitioning works and know how to make decisions on how and when to implement. Brandon Leach is a senior DBA and veteran of IT in the healthcare industry. Originally starting his career as a web developer, he quickly fell in love with SQL Server database development and administration. Currently he is a senior DBA for SurveyMonkey. He works closely with the development, infrastructure, and management in and out of IT to make sure the needs of the business and its future goals are met.

Featured Presentation:

Treating Tables Like Legos: Partitioning Basics"

Brandon Leach, Senior DBA SurveyMonkey

Do you have tables and indexes that have grown really large? Are you moving around a lot more data than you used to? Are your windows for jobs and maintenance getting tighter? If you answered yes to any of these questions, partitioning may be for you! With partitioning, you can break a table or index down into smaller more manageable chunks. It can help you perform maintenance on just part of a table or index. You can even move data in and out of tables with quick and easy metadata only operations. We’ll go over basic partitioning concepts such as horizontal vs. vertical partitioning, and techniques like partitioned views and full blown table partitioning. We’ll look at how partitioning affects things under the hood. Finally you'll see some cool demos/tricks around index maintenance and data movement. At the end of this session you’ll have a firm understanding of how partitioning works and know how to make decisions on how and when to implement. Brandon Leach is a senior DBA and veteran of IT in the healthcare industry. Originally starting his career as a web developer, he quickly fell in love with SQL Server database development and administration. Currently he is a senior DBA for SurveyMonkey. He works closely with the development, infrastructure, and management in and out of IT to make sure the needs of the business and its future goals are met.

About Brandon:
Brandon is a Senior DBA and Microsoft Data Platform MVP working for SurveyMonkey out of Silicon Valley. He is a frequent speaker at events like SQLSaturdays and user groups.

Meeting Schedule and Structure

The Sacramento SQL Server User Group meets the first Wednesday of every month. Most meetings will have a presentation, while others are open group sessions which allow attendees to discuss SQL Server questions, issues and news as a group.

We start each meeting with some time to network and get situated. Unless otherwise noted, the schedule for each meeting will be:

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Mingle/networking, get food & beverages, presentation setup
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM: Group announcements, agenda, introduce speaker
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Presentation
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Post-meeting discussions

Announcements

SQLSaturday Sacramento 2017 (SQLSaturday #650, #sqlsatsac):
SQLSaturday Sacramento 2017 (SQLSaturday #650) was July 15, 2017.
http://www.sqlsaturday.com/650/EventHome.aspx

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