Adelaide SQL Server User Group


Welcome to the Adelaide PASS group - covering SQL Server and every aspect of the Microsoft Data Platform and Data Analytics space. You can find us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at the Microsoft offices, Level 12, 147 Pirie St.

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Our next event

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Our next meeting is: Wed, Jan 16 2013 12:00 to 14:00 in Adelaide.

The importance of baselines
When you experience a performance problem, how can you easily tell where the problem is without being able to compare against a known-good set of measurements? In this session, Erin Stellato will demonstrate the need for baselines, and show how to create a performance baseline for a SQL Server instance, using tools such as Performance Monitor, DMVs, SQL Trace and Extended Events. Using benchmarking techniques she will explain and demonstrate how to solve a problem based on comparisons to baselines.

Speaker: Erin Stellato
Erin Stellato is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills and lives in Cleveland, OH. She has over 17 years of technology experience and has worked with SQL Server since 2003. Her areas of interest include internals, performance tuning, and high availability and disaster recovery. Erin is a SQL Server MVP and an active member of the SQL Server community. She is involved with the Ohio North SQL Server User Group and blogs at You can find her on Twitter at @ErinStellato.

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There is always stuff going on in the PASS community. For more information about these events, please contact the group leader, Rob Farley (try emailing through


PASS provides the Adelaide SQL Server User Group with this website and other miscellaneous resources. The Adelaide SQL Server User Group is an official PASS Chapter.
Microsoft provides the Adelaide SQL Server User Group with a venue in which to meet!
LobsterPot Solutions provides the Adelaide SQL Server User Group with the catering, the services of Rob Farley and others for hosting and finding presenters, and all the necessary admin effort.


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