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Melissa Connors

Melissa (@MelikaNoKaOi) is the Product Education Manager at SentryOne. Melissa has over a decade of experience with SQL Server through software performance and scalability testing, analysis and research projects, application development, and technical support.

SQL Sentry Custom Conditions for VMware

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) describes the VMware-specific custom conditions and their use cases in right-sizing your virtual environments.

Custom Conditions: Maximum Instance Count

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) explains what the Maximum Instance Count is and how to use it when creating a Custom Condition.

SQL Sentry at SQL Saturday Maine 2016

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi), organizer of SQL Saturday Maine, provides a recap of the 2016 event & SQL Sentry speakers.

Common Criteria Compliance: A True Story

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) explains the importance of the Common Criteria Compliance Enabled custom condition & avoiding unexpected performance issues.

New SQL Sentry Custom Conditions Pack

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) shows you what's new in the latest SQL Sentry Custom Conditions Pack for more intelligent alerting options.

Custom Conditions : A Logical Choice

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) guides you through creating advanced SQL Sentry Custom Conditions with multi-step condition checks for intelligent alerting. 

Delayed Durability while Purging Data

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) investigates using SQL Server's delayed durability feature to improve performance while purging data.

Applying Data Compression to the SQL Sentry Database : Part 5 (Follow-up)

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) follows up on her data compression series, providing details on wait statistics, MAXDOP settings, and Performance Advisor.

Applying Data Compression to the SQL Sentry Database : Part 4

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) concludes her data compression series, providing the DDL commands you can apply to your own SQL Sentry database.

Applying Data Compression to the SQL Sentry Database : Part 3

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) continues her compression series, looking at disk I/O, memory usage, and decision-making tables for selecting compression.

Applying Data Compression to the SQL Sentry Database : Part 2

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) continues her series on data compression, focusing on costs of implementation, index maintenance, and running SQL Sentry.

Applying Data Compression to the SQL Sentry Database : Part 1

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) investigates the approach, costs, and space/performance benefits of applying data compression to the SQL Sentry database.