Tuesday, November 6, 2018

at PASS Summit 2018 

Washington State Convention Center | Seattle



Join SentryOne data experts for this one-day deep dive into data performance management that will transform your company’s approach to developing, testing, documenting, and monitoring SQL Server and the Microsoft Data Platform.


Who Should Attend:
  • Database administrators and managers
  • BI professionals
  • IT managers
  • DevOps teams and database application developers
  • GDPR/compliance managers
  • SentryOne partners
What You’ll Learn:
  • How to proactively monitor, diagnose, and optimize SQL Server and the Microsoft data platform to ensure business continuity
  • How to find and fix performance problems with SQL Server Analysis Services to streamline data delivery
  • How to address problems across the IT infrastructure that can affect database performance, including virtual environments on VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V
  • How to empower DevOps teams to deliver accurate, fast-performing database applications with SSIS components and tasks, automated testing tools, and more
  • How to seamlessly manage GDPR and other regulatory compliance requirements with document and metadata management solutions that include detailed data lineage and impact analysis
Greg Gonzalez, CTO of SentryOne


Registration Fee: $499

Early-Bird Pricing: Register by Sept. 25 and receive $75 off using the code: SOEBDIS75

Seating is limited—register today!



8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM to 9:15 AM

Driving Business Value with SentryOne

Bob Potter, SentryOne CEO

Data drives every business, and your company’s ability to proactively manage data performance is critical to business success. In this session, SentryOne CEO Bob Potter provides a brief overview of SentryOne strategic initiatives that will dramatically boost your company’s ability to achieve peak database performance on the Microsoft Data Platform.

9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

The Future of Data Performance Management

Greg Gonzalez, SentryOne CTO

SentryOne CTO Greg Gonzalez provides a look at forthcoming technology that will help data professionals anticipate resource needs and proactively manage data workloads to ensure continuous delivery of business-critical information. He’ll review the SentryOne roadmap, giving a glimpse of products on the horizon, and he’ll show how organizations are getting optimized database performance with extreme scalability now. He’ll also present the SentryOne strategy for offering end-to-end database lifecycle solutions with the recent Pragmatic Works Software acquisition.

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Move from Reactive to Proactive with SentryOne Tools

Jason Hall, SentryOne VP of Product

SentryOne offers an array of SQL Server database performance monitoring tools that empower the Microsoft data professional to achieve breakthrough performance. But how can you unlock the SentryOne magic that helps you become more proactive about managing performance in your data platform?
Jason Hall provides a pragmatic tour of the tools available from SentryOne, and how you can use them to go from reactive to proactive as fast as possible. Whether you manage 5 SQL Server instances, or 500, you will learn how to quickly get a handle on—and ahead of—what's happening day to day. You’ll learn best practices for proactive issue detection, preventative configuration, automated remediation, task automation, alerting and response, automated  maintenance, query tuning, and indexing strategy using SentryOne tools and features.

10:45 AM to 11:00 AM


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Need for Speed: Empowering DevOps Teams to Develop, Deploy, and Manage Fast-Performing Database Apps

John Welch, VP of Engineering

Fast databases are built with speed in mind from the start, with components that allow developers and DevOps teams to deliver high-performing database applications. In this session, John Welch demonstrates how developers can turbo-charge productivity with optimized SSIS components and tasks that eliminate the need for programming, as well as automated testing tools that streamline testing of data-centric applications. He’ll also cover documentation and metadata management tools that ensure organizations can confidently address compliance to GDPR and other regulations.

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Breakout Lunch Sessions


Case Studies in Data Performance Breakthroughs with SentryOne

Intended Audience: Customers and Evaluators 

Moderators: Kevin Kline (SentryOne Principal Program Manager) and Andy Mallon

Andy and Kevin will lead a panel discussion with SentryOne customers who are using SentryOne to full potential and realizing unprecedented gains in database performance, with implementations that are scaling to meet current enterprise demands or rapid organizational (and data estate) growth.

Expanding Your Partner Potential with SentryOne

Intended Audience: Current and prospective SentryOne partners

Moderator: Nick Harshbarger, SVP of SentryOne Global Partner Network

If you’re a current or prospective SentryOne partner, don’t miss this session, where you’ll learn from established SentryOne resellers and managed service providers (MSPs) how to expand the value proposition of your businesses by offering services grounded in SentryOne solutions. The panel discussion will also cover how to use SentryOne co-marketing opportunities to grow your business and keep current customers informed and engaged.

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Unlock the Box: Understanding and Optimizing SQL Server Analysis Services

John Sirmon, SentryOne Senior Product Manager

Former Microsoft CAT member John Sirmon unlocks the black box that is SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and helps you unleash performance to deliver data faster to your business users. In this session, you’ll learn why he believes that SSAS in Azure + Power BI is the future of data analytics delivery. He’ll cover some of the reasons SSAS has been difficult for data pros to crack from a performance management perspective, and how SentryOne provides visibility to help you find and fix SSAS performance killers.

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM


2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

Finding and Fixing Performance Virtual Environment Performance Killers

Seth Washeck, SentryOne Senior Solutions Engineer

Are you struggling to find the root cause of a database performance problem? The culprit might not be SQL Server: It might be a problem in your virtual environment. In this session, Seth Washeck (former DBA for Oppenheimer) demonstrates how to use SentryOne V Sentry to uncover performance killers in your VMware environment. He’ll investigate resource utilization for VMware hosts—including CPU, network, memory, and storage. And he’ll tell you what to do about those “noisy neighbors”—VMs on the same host that are fighting for the same resources.

3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

Fix My Query! Watch and Learn as SentryOne Experts Troubleshoot Bad Queries

Aaron Bertrand, SentryOne Senior Product Manager

Andy Yun, Senior Solutions Engineer

Lori Edwards, SentryOne Training Manager

Watch the SentryOne query masters as they untangle your worst-performing queries. You’ll come away with guidelines you can use immediately for troubleshooting common query-writing mistakes and a list of red-flag query operators to watch for that can bog down databases.

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

SentryOne Data Day Social Hour

Informal networking with the SentryOne team and fellow attendees.