Just a reminder that as well as the pre-conference day and the keynote, I'll be presenting my Database on a Diet session at SQL Saturday in Auckland. I regularly work with some pretty sizable databases at tier-one financial (and other) organisations and they all struggle with the size of their databases. It's easy for the size of a large database to get out of control.
In the example in this session, I'll describe the techniques I've used to reduce an operating 3.6TB database to just over 500GB, while increasing its performance. The session will include a deep dive into compression and other related techniques within SQL Server.
Details are here:
I'm really looking forward to getting back to Auckland and would love to see you there.