Since data compression is now a standard level feature (2016 SP1+) learn how to squeeze a little extra performance out of your databases for free! We’ll cover the types of compression available and how they work, the costs and benefits and how to determine good candidates for compression. Once we know what we want to compress we’ll cover three ways to apply it, including the easiest way to compress your whole database to meet best practices with just one line of code!


Jess Pomfret, DBA Westfield Group

Jess Pomfret is a SQL Server DBA at Westfield Group in Westfield, Ohio. She started working with SQL Server in 2011 and currently works as part of a team administering over 100 instances ranging from 2005 to 2017. She enjoys the problem-solving aspects of performance tuning and automating processes with PowerShell. She also enjoys contributing to dbatools and dbachecks, two open source PowerShell modules that aid DBAs with automating the management of SQL Server instances. She grew up in the South West of England and outside of her DBA life enjoys Crossfit, cycling and watching proper football