March 2010 - Posts

Park Plaza have extended the deadline date for the SQLBits discount to 7th April.

If you wish to take advantage of the discount make sure you book early.

For more details see

If you filled in the registration form for SQLBits VI and haven't received an email requesting you to confirm your registration then you are not confirmed and we will be assuming you aren't coming. You need to get that email and click on the confirmation link to confirm your registration

We currently have 30 people that have not confirmed.

So if you haven't seen an email then please check your spam folders for the email. If you still don't get any luck then please contact us (contactus(at)

If you are not confirmed and turn up on the day then you will only get in if we have room, and it looks like we wil be over subscribed.

you can check your registration status by loggin in to the site and going to the Check their is a confirmation data at the bottom.

After a mad rush for registrations to SQLBits VI we ahve now hit 400 registrations. We still have places yet but don't expect then to be available long. At the current rate you've got 7 days until we will have filled up.

So get registering, also if you can't make it please make sure you un register.

Finally if you haven't received an email saying your registration is confirmed then you won't be confirmed. We currently have 40 registrations that are uncomfirmed. If in doubt please contact us.

PASS have given use a number of prizes for SQLBits. We have registrations for PASS Europe and PASS North America as well as DVD sets of the sessions from the North America summit last year to give away.

Not only that, if you want to go to PASS Europe and you are a SQLBits user then you can get a promotion code that not only gives you the best price it also raises money for SQLBits.

To get the promotion code login and then visit the community page


The title says it all

Registration for SQLBits is now open.

We expect this to be very very popular so make sure you register quickly.

The details of our acommodation deal have been announced. We are going to be using the Park Paza on Westminster Bridge.

The speakers are going to be based there so why not join us, its a short walk from the venue.

We have a promotion code SQL6 which gives you a greatly reduced rate of £139 + VAT.


If you want cheaper then consider using Laterooms

Due to the overwhelming number of session submissions we have increased the number. So we now have 24 sessions plus 4 sessions from sponsors planned. To do this we are shortening each session to 50 minutes.

I hope this goes down well, I guess we'll see when we get the feedback in.

We will be deciding on the sessions tomorrow (Tuesday 8th March) so make sure you get your session in for SQLBits quick.

Don't forget we are focussing on performance an scalability so make sure your session covers one or both of these.

To submit your session

  • Step 1 - Complete your Speaker Profile
  • Step 2 - Submit My Sessions
  • We are very excited that Attunity are going to be exhibiting at SQLBits VI, they must have a great product because any client I see that is integrating SQL with other stores such as DB2 and Oracle seem to be using Attunity's providers.

    On top of that we have a new exhibitor. Fusion IO will be coming along and I hope will be bringing some amazing demos of their kit. SSD storage is the future and Fusion IO are at the top of the game. Many in the SQL community have said that SSD for tempdb is just awesome, come and have a chat with the guys to talk about your high performance storage needs.

    I am so excited that we high performance storage guru Thomas Kejser from the Microsoft SQLCAT coming to SQLBits VI. If you are dealing with large volumes of data and you want it to perform then attending Thomas's session is a must. Are you currently only getting 10Mb/s from your storage, find out how you can get 3GB/s.

    What if storage isn't your thing, well we have Conor Cunningham flying in as well from the US. Conor is part of the the Query Processor team at Microsoft. What he doesn't know about the Query Optimiser in SQL Server is nothing. Have you ever wondered why the optimiser chose a particular plan for your queries or how it works efficiently with partitioning then this is your chance to ask the person that knows. If you want to know more about Conor, pick up the SQL Server Internals in which Conor wrote the chapter on the Query Optimiser.