About Show #698
Databases are important during a crisis - how are yours? Richard talks to Brent Ozar about how the pandemic has effected workloads for databases and DBAs. While some businesses have wound-down during the crisis, many are busier than ever. How do you scale on short notice? What if bigger hardware isn't readily available? Even large cloud database instances are somewhat limited today, so clever techniques have to be found to keep things running. Brent also digs into the maintenance side of things - it's a great time to do the preventative work you always meant to do!
Brent Ozar is a Microsoft Certified Master, and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He offers consulting and training through BrentOzar.com. Brent has a decade of broad IT experience, including management of multi-terabyte data warehouses, storage area networks and virtualization. He speaks at technology conferences around the world and co-authored the book, "Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting."