John Martin - SentryOne Team Blog

John Martin

John (@SQLDiplomat) is the Product Manager at SentryOne, looking after SQL Sentry and the core monitoring suite. John is also a Microsoft Data Platform MVP with more than a decade of experience with SQL Server and the Microsoft Data Platform. John is an experienced DBA, Developer, and former Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. Having worked with SQL Server for the last decade he has gained a broad understanding of how you can use, and misuse, SQL Server. With the latest PASS Board Election Results, John will be the EMEA representative effective January 1st, 2018.
SQLSaturday Holland, the Devil in the Detail.

SQLSaturday Holland, the Devil in the Detail.

We are well into conference season at SentryOne with SQLSaturday events at the fore here in Europe. Having just returned from SQLSaturday Gothenburg and, prior to that, Oslo where I was joined by Aaron and Jason. We now move on to SQLSaturday Holland. As one of the largest and a most established SQLSaturday events on

PASS Board Elections: Your vote counts!

PASS Board Elections: Your vote counts!

It is that time of year again, the PASS Board of Directors elections are open. But, who is running and why should I care? Well, I have thrown my hat in the ring and made it to the candidate list. I'm standing for election to the Board and am in contention for the EMEA or

Building Bridges in Telford with SQLBits

Building Bridges in Telford with SQLBits

Join John and the SentryOne team at SQLBits in Telford this April. With several top speakers and a myriad of sessions, SentryOne will be attending once more.

Presenting at Battle of the Beards

Presenting at Battle of the Beards

Join John Martin and other great speakers presenting a range of technology sessions at Battle of the Beards in Cardiff on the 29th of March.

SSRS Subscriptions and SQL Sentry Reports

John Martin describes how to automate your SQL Server Performance Reporting with SQL Sentry and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Report Subscriptions.

Dynamic Data Masking : My Thoughts

Recently I have been exploring Dynamic Data Masking, looking at ways that it can be used and I thought I would share my thoughts with you.

Deploying SQL Sentry Reports to SSRS

SQL Sentry has an array of built-in reports that provide insight on the performance of your environment. Here John looks at deploying these to SSRS server.

Always On Availability Groups & VMs

John Martin explains how Always On Availability Groups & Virtualization go hand in hand, but if you don't get it quite right, it can all go horribly wrong.

Security Nuggets : Encrypting SQL Server Connections

John Martin starts his security nuggets series, explaining why you should use encrypted connections for SQL Server if you take system security seriously.

Monitoring for Suspect Pages

Help identify potential database corruption sooner rather than later by monitoring for suspect pages in your SQL Server databases.

SQL Relay Slides and Demo Code

Another post, another set of slides and demo scripts. I have been out on the road for the last two weeks with SQL Relay 2015 here in the UK, travelling through Nottingham, Reading, London, Bristol, Cardiff, and Birmingham. Along the way I met a bunch of great speakers and had a lot of interesting conversations.

SQL Saturday #467 Pre-con : Being a DBA, A Day in the life

John Martin (@SQLDiplomat) talks about the upcoming pre-con he is presenting alongside Richard Douglas (@SQLRich) at SQL Saturday #467 (Southampton).

SQL Saturday #434 Holland – Slides

John Martin (@SQLDiplomat) talks about his session at the recent SQL Saturday event in Utrecht, Holland, and shares his slide deck from the session.

On the road with SQL Sentry

John Martin (@SQLDiplomat) talks about his upcoming adventures on the road, including SQL Saturdays in Holland and Oregon, and SQL Relay in the UK.