Nashville SQL Server User Group


Meeting Information

Monthly Meetings

Our regular monthly meetings occur on the last Friday of each month from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Lunch is served during the first half hour and the scheduled session begins at noon. We meet at The Microsoft Heartland Office which is located at

The Microsoft Heartland Office
8 City Blvd, Suite 403
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 778-2500
Fax: (615) 778-2510      

Next Meeting: Wed, Sep 18 2019

September Meerting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None
RSVPURL: https://TBA

September Meeting


UTC : Wed, Sep 18 2019 10:30 - 12:30
Event Time : Wed, Sep 18 2019 05:30 - 07:30 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Wed, Sep 18 2019 10:30 - 12:30


340 Seven Springs Way
Brentwood, Tennessee

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Using wait stats to determine why my server is slow.

Speaker: Dustin Dorsey, Managing Database Engineer Lifepoint Health

Summary: Server wait stats are a powerful tool that SQL Server gives us that provides insight into why our servers may be running slow. In this session, I will show you what role server resources (CPU, Memory, Network and Disks) play in the big picture of query processing and show you how you can use server wait stats to identify bottlenecks with these. We will also review common server waits that can occur at each crossroads of a query, reasons you may be having them and what you can do to solve the problem. The goal for this session is that you walk away with a better understanding of what wait stats are and how you can put them to use immediately.

About Dustin: Dustin Dorsey is currently the Managing Database Engineer for LifePoint Health in which he leads a team responsible for managing and engineering solutions in database technologies for 90 hospitals. He has been working with and supporting SQL Server predominantly in healthcare since 2008 in an administration, architecture, development and BI capacity. He is passionate about finding ways to solve problems that plague the everyday DBA and loves sharing this with others. He can be found speaking at SQL community events, as well as, blogging at




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