Northwest Arkansas SQL Server Users Group


We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30am until 1:00pm.  We are currently meeting at the Microsoft Offices - 2505 Technology Circle Bentonville, Arkansas, United States (map).

Did you miss a previous meeting?  Selected presentations have been preserved for your viewing pleasure.


August, 2016: SQL Statistics with Raghu Gopalakrishnan LINK

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April Meeting - Kimberly Tripp

  • In-Person & Online @ 2505 Technology Circle Bentonville, Arkansas, United States (map)
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English


Featured Presentation:

Stored Procedure Optimization Techniques

Kimberly Tripp, Founder/President/Owner

Kimberly will discuss stored procedure caching and the potential for performance problems due to a problem known as parameter sniffing. There are some common solutions and while they can drastically improve performance, they can also cause other problems. Sometimes a hybrid solution is needs, from this session, you'll know the best way to write procedures so that stable requests are cached and unstable requests are not (giving you the most optimal performance without wasting resources).

About Kimberly:
Kimberly L. Tripp is the founder/co-owner (with her husband, Paul Randal) of, a world-renowned training and consulting company. She worked for Microsoft University and on the SQL Server team in the early 1990s but left to consult in 1995. Since then, she has been training, consulting, and speaking on a number of SQL Server areas with performance tuning, VLDBs, and optimization her most common topics. Kimberly is an accomplished writer and presenter with numerous top-speaker awards over the years; she is also a SQL Server MVP. You can read more at In her free time, and with her husband, Paul Randal, she likes diving, searching for critters, and underwater photography!






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