Topic: Understanding Efficient Locking and Concurrency for maximum performance Abstract: Understanding the SQL Server locking model is vital to efficient and scalable performance in SQL Server. This interactive and demo driven session explains and demonstrates the basic and deep concepts in Locking and Concurrency. You will learn basic and advanced concepts such as Lock Concurrency, Lock compatibility, Isolation Levels, Lock Escalation and other locking and performance related concepts. You will also get to see the effects of indexing on locking and how to use efficient indexing strategies for optimal locking performance. Presenter Bio: Sudhir Gajre is a Principal Technologist with Microsoft. He has authored whitepapers on core engine tuning and performance and is a frequent speaker at conferences, SQL Saturdays, and SQL User Groups. His expertise is predominantly in architecting, designing, and tuning highly scalable and highly available mission critical OLTP database systems. He is experienced in locking and the core engine internals. Facility Provided By: Werner Enterprises Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated, medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van capacity, expedited, temperature-controlled and flatbed services. Werner’s Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, load/mode and network optimization and freight forwarding. Food Provided By: TEK Systems TEKsystems® is the nation's leading technology staffing and services company. Combining a proven track record of superior performance, a quality-focused approach to service delivery, and the highest-caliber technical professionals in the market, TEKsystems helps our clients successfully plan, build, and run their critical technology initiatives. Food will be provided approximately 15 minutes prior to the meeting.