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Speaking at the PASS Summit 2011

I am honored to be speaking at the PASS Summit again this year. I’ve been attending this SQL Server conference every year since 2003 and this will be my fourth year speaking. Same as last year I will again be presenting two sessions.

On my first session, Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer, I will go into the internals of the Query Optimizer and will show you the steps that it performs in the background covering everything from the time a query is submitted to SQL Server until an execution plan is generated. On my second session, Parameter Sniffing: the Query Optimizer vs. the Plan Cache, I will show you how the Query Optimizer uses parameter sniffing to produce a plan tailored to the current parameters of a query and why in some cases it could be a performance problem, including troubleshooting and solutions to these cases.

The PASS Summit is less than four months away and you can register here. I look forward to meeting lots of SQL Server professionals, including those whom I only know via twitter. See you in Seattle in October.

About the author

Benjamin Nevarez Benjamin Nevarez is a database professional based in Los Angeles, California who specializes in SQL Server query tuning and optimization. He is the author of three books, “High Performance SQL Server”, “SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization” and “Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer” and has also coauthored other books including “SQL Server 2012 Internals”. Benjamin has also been a speaker at many SQL Server conferences and events around the world including the PASS Summit, SQL Server Connections and SQLBits. His blog can be found at and he can also be reached on twitter at @BenjaminNevarez.

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