Welcome to the Adelaide SQLPASS chapter. You can find us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at the Microsoft offices, Level 12, 147 Pirie St.

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We use EventBrite for meeting registrations - please look at adssug.eventbrite.com for a list of our meetings.

Previously, we used sqlserver.org.au, and you can see an archive of events on that site - but the Adelaide mailing list from there hasn't been used for some time.


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Our next meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month. We use EventBrite for registrations, so please register at http://adssug201302.eventbrite.com.

Our next meeting is: Wed, Feb 20 2013 12:00 to 14:00 in Adelaide.

Why Scans are better than Seeks
Most DBAs design indexes and queries to avoid Scans and Lookups, and get adequate performance without knowing much more than that. In this talk, Rob Farley will demonstrate some of the differences between Scans and Seeks, breaking some of the preconceptions that people have about them, and investigating some of the impact they have around Joins, Parallelism and more. You'll see lots of queries and query plans, and leave with a much better understanding about what to look for in plans.

Speaker: Rob Farley
Rob Farley runs LobsterPot Solutions. He is an MCM, MVP, MCT, PDW Trainer, and proud Arsenal supporter. He spends a lot of his time either tuning queries or helping people with their BI systems, from small in-house data warehouses to large PDW implementations. His presentation style and his insight into the complex made simple and profound make him unique in the SQL Server community, with or without his guitar. He blogs at http://sqlblog.com/blogs/rob_farley and is on Twitter at @rob_farley.

Download material about this presentation: seeks_scans.zip

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 lobsterpot.com.au).