Welcome to SALSSA 

San Antonio League of SQL Server Administrators

Our regular monthly meetings occur on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6pm - 8pm. Pizza and drinks are provided at the beginning of the meeting. We meet at New Horizons Computer Learning Center located at

New Horizons Computer Learning Center

2727 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78230

For any questions please email salssa@sqlpass.org 

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December 2019 Chapter Meeting

  • In-Person & Online @ 2727 Northwest Loop 410 #103 San Antonio, Texas, United States (map)
  • 06:00 - 08:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

Pizza and drinks are provided.

Webex information if you can't attend in person:

Meeting number (access code): 628 381 608
Meeting password: wednesday

Featured Presentation:

Erin Stellato: Plan Stability through Plan Forcing with Query Store

Erin Stellato, Principal Consultant SQLskills

Intermittent performance issues due to parameter-sensitive queries are a DBA's nemesis. By the time you're notified of an issue, sometimes it's gone away...or someone else has restarted the instance or cleared the plan cache, and any data you could use is gone. Capturing the different plans for those queries can be tricky, but with Query Store it becomes very simple - the hard part is deciding what plan you like best. The Query Store feature, introduced in SQL Server 2016 and also available in Azure SQL Database, captures query performance data, and it allows you to manually force a plan for a query. In SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL DB, the Automatic Plan Correction feature will force plans for you. Sound scary? It's not. In this session we'll explore both manual and automatic plan forcing through demos so you understand how it works, what to expect, and what to watch out for when you implement it in your environment.

About Erin:
Erin Stellato is a Data Platform MVP and lives outside Cleveland, OH. She has almost 20 years of technology experience and has worked with SQL Server since 2003. Her areas of interest include performance tuning, Query Store, Extended Events, and helping accidental/involuntary DBAs understand how SQL Server works. Erin is an active member of the SQL Server community, has volunteered for PASS at the local and national level, and is a regular speaker at conferences including the PASS Summit, SQLIntersection, and SQLBits. Outside of time with family and friends, she enjoys running, spinning, movies, and all things chocolate.

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