Originally published 8/20/2014
I was humbled to have been selected to present at the upcoming SQL Saturday event in Raleigh, NC on 6 September 2014. I will be giving a talk on “The Froogle DBA”. No that is not a typo, it is me trying to be clever. If you want to know what it means then you’ll have to come down and listen to the talk. In the process of preparing my presentation I quickly realized two things. First, the topic I am discussing is way bigger than can be fully covered in 75 minutes. Second, I needed a place to put all the scripts and other goodies for the talk.
Well, this is the space that I have created to hopefully handle both of these issues. I plan to use this blog as a place to cover the content of the presentation in more depth. I also plan to provide copies of my slides and scripts here as well. So, stay tuned for more great information on how to use your existing SQL Server investment and some open source and freely available tools to manage and monitor SQL Server at scale.