Kendra Little

Information & Communications Technology

Database Administration DevOps & Automation performance tuning

Performance Tuning Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database is much more than SQL Server running on someone else's server: the database engine from SQL Server has been adapted-- and in some configurations, radically transformed-- to handle cloud-native workloads. In this session we will cover how to identify the right service tier for your workload, how to identify and manage high CPU scenarios, and how to identify and fight blocking, deadlocks, and slow running queries in Azure SQL Database.


Kendra Little

SQL Server and Azure SQL Adventurer

Kendra Little (she/her) has specialized in relational database performance and automation for 20 years. Kendra worked as a database administrator in both startup environments and for a Fortune 100 corporation. As a consultant and trainer, Kendra focused on performance tuning and database internals. Since then, Kendra has worked as an Advocate and Product Manager focusing on Database DevOps. Kendra has recently joined the SQL Docs team at Microsoft as a Senior Content Developer.


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