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Database Benchmarking: Miseries, Myths and Misconceptions

Wed, Jul 25 2018 16:00 UTC

Database Benchmarking: Miseries, Myths and Misconceptions

Database benchmarking is a task that many DBA's only perform on rare occasion - such as before adopting a new hardware and/or software platform. Yet the DBA is often asked to provide an expert opinion on the relative chance for success based upon performing database benchmarks. Yet most database benchmarking projects fail totally or provide less than accurate predictions often resulting in huge surprises. The basic or root cause is almost universally due to common myths and misconceptions. In this session we'll prepare you to perform both repeatable and reliable database benchmarks - and how to avoid the most common problems and their associated misery. 1. Proper benchmarking education & preparation 2. How to define basic success criteria for success 3. Common mistakes to avoid to lessen misery 4. What metrics & measurements matter most

Bert Scalzo

Bert Scalzo is a renowned database expert, Oracle® ACE, author, and Chief Architect at HGST. With three decades of database experience, Bert’s webcasts garner high attendance and participation rates. Bert has an extensive academic background that includes a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in computer science, as well as an MBA. He wrote two books for SQL Server users: Introduction to SQL Server: Basic Skills for Any SQL Server User Database Benchmarking: Practical Methods for Oracle & SQL Server.

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