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Speaking at 24 Hours of PASS and SQL Server Connections


I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything in my blog in months. Just after getting back from the PASS Summit 2011 I got involved in several SQL Server projects and I’ve been really busy since then. By the way, I just recently saw my first article published in SQL Server Pro (formerly SQL Server Magazine). The article, “Improve the Performance of Data Warehouse Queries with Columnstore Indexes”, can also be seen online here at the SQL Server Pro website. Also, just a few days ago I was selected as a 2012 Idera ACE so I am really excited to be part of this team. In addition, I will be speaking at some SQL Server events this month.

First, I will be presenting a session at 24 Hours of PASS, which is a free event with 24 consecutive SQL Server webcasts and it is scheduled for March 21st. My session, Improving the Performance of your Data Warehouse Queries with Columnstore Indexes will be the last session of the event and it is scheduled for 4:00pm Pacific Time. This edition of 24 Hours of PASS will feature close captioning in 15 different languages and you can still register here.

Three days after 24 Hours of PASS I will be presenting four sessions at our local SQLSaturday #120 in Orange County, CA. SQLSaturday #120 will be held at the Goldenwest College in Huntington Beach on March 24th and will include many great speakers like Grant Fritchey, Kendra Little, Jeremiah Peschka, Denny Cherry, Lynn Langit, Audrey Hammonds, and Carlos Bossy, just to name a few.

Just after SQLSaturday #120 I will be headed to Las Vegas, NV to participate on my first SQL Server Connections conference. The Spring 2012 edition of SQL Server Connections will run from March 26th to 29th and will host one of the SQL Server 2012 launch events. I will be presenting my session Top 10 Query Optimizer Topics for Better Performance on Thursday afternoon.

As always, I look forward to meeting lots of SQL Server professionals on these events.

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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