Richmond SQL Server Users Group

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Tracy Boggiano - Using Open Source Products to Collect Performance Metrics
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Start Date/Time: Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:30 PM
End Date/Time: Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Location: Markel Plaza (Building 1)

Using Open Source Products to Collect Performance Metrics
Speaker: Tracy Boggiano

Tracy Boggiano

Session Abstract:

Ever had a manager standing over your shoulder, wanting to know why an instance is running slow or if it can handle additional workload? What information would you use to answer these questions? If only you knew what performance metrics to collect and had them for your existing instances to answer these questions. In this session, we will discuss sp_whoisactive and Query Store. Then we will be combining three open source tools – Telegraf, InfluxDB, and Grafana – into an inexpensive system that collects performance metrics you can use to troubleshoot issues and answer important questions about your SQL Server instances, including your Linux SQL Server instances. We will learn what metrics to collect, how to use the tools to collect performance metrics and then we’ll put it all together in an interactive dashboard for easy visualization. Attendees will see how easy it is to get good performance data and visualize in an interactive way and combine with other tools to troubleshoot issues. For an example, we will combine this solution with Query Store and/or sp_whoisactive to find a problem that occurred on a system and caused me to get my nap interrupted on a Saturday.


Speaker Bio:

Tracy is a Database Superhero. She has spent over 20 years in IT and has used SQL Server since 1999. Tracy is a co-organizer TriPass local user group in Raleigh, NC. She tinkered with databases in middle/high school to keep her sports card collection organized. Tracy has volunteered through the NC Guardian ad Litem program since 2003 advocating for abused and neglected foster children in court. This is her life’s passion outside of Database Platforms, her favorite and most important job.


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