SOURCE: SolarWinds


October 28, 2014 07:30 ET

SolarWinds to Present and Demonstrate Latest Database Performance Techniques and Technologies at PASS Summit 2014

PASS President and SolarWinds Head Geek Thomas LaRock Will Share His Expertise on Writing Faster Queries for SQL Server® to Enhance Database Performance; SolarWinds Will Showcase the Latest Updates to SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer 9.0

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2014) - SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT performance management software, today announced its participation at the PASS Summit 2014, November 3-7, in Seattle. The summit, produced by the Professional Association for SQL Server or PASS, is the world's largest, most focused and most intensive conference for Microsoft® SQL Server and Business Intelligence professionals. At the summit, SolarWinds Head Geek and PASS President Thomas LaRock will present, "Writing Faster Queries Using SQL Server 2014," along with Microsoft SQL Server Certified Master Tim Chapman as well as host a Q&A session with the PASS Board of Directors. SolarWinds will also showcase its database performance management solution, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) 9.0 for SQL Server.

"The PASS Summit presents a unique opportunity for the SQL Server community to attend an event specifically designed to enhance their careers. It is the place where database professionals from around the world come to connect, share and learn from one another," said Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWinds. "Because the summit presents this unique opportunity for its attendees, it's a great platform for SolarWinds to share our insights into database monitoring and showcase how our solution provides database professionals with clear visibility and valuable insights that enable them to spearhead the resolution of application performance issues by helping to identify the root cause."

Learn from Microsoft SQL Server Certified Masters
With fellow Microsoft SQL Server Certified Master Tim Chapman, LaRock will present, "Writing Faster Queries Using SQL Server 2014," on Thursday, November 6 at 10:15 a.m. PT. This presentation will focus on how properly written queries, good indexes and a database design can keep a database running at peak performance. Attendees will learn how to spot common query performance killers and what they can do to make queries execute as fast as possible.

Visit SolarWinds at Booth 212
At the event, fellow SolarWinds database experts will be available to discuss and demonstrate the latest updates to SolarWinds DPA and how the product provides extensive correlation and visibility into database performance. Attendees stopping by the booth will also have the opportunity to discuss how SolarWinds DPA delivers insights about the database's impact on other layers of the application stack, including storage I/O analysis and resource metric baselining and alerting, empowering them to provide their IT departments with the solution to the common concern: "Why is this app so slow?"

PASS Board of Directors Q&A
Additionally, as PASS President, LaRock will host a Board of Directors Q&A on Friday, November 7 at 1 p.m. This session will allow attendees the opportunity to meet the PASS Board members, hear the latest on PASS events, initiatives, member benefits, processes and governance, as well as provide feedback, ask questions, and present ideas to the PASS Board.

For more information on SolarWinds' IT management products, including downloadable, free evaluations, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100.

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About SolarWinds
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