Today’s keynote started with Rick giving us some important news. He first announced that the SQL Rally website has gone online for the first SQL Rally event as well as the first SQL Rally pre-con speakers. The date and location of the next SQL PASS summit has also been announced as October 10th-14th.
After Rick gave a lucky winner an XBOX Kinect we were treated to a presentation by David Dewitt on how the optimizer works within the SQL Server database engine. Now there isn’t really anything that I can post about David’s presentation other than it was awesome to get this sort of insight into the query optimizer other than the fact that optimizer’s are very hard to write. One really cool thing that David did was to accept questions from the audience both online and in real life via email which were culled by people from PASS HQ and were passed to him after the power point was completed.
After listening to David’s keynote my head hurts. Tonight there will be more singing and drinking at Bush Garden to make the pain go away.