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Melissa Connors

Melissa (@MelikaNoKaOi) is the Senior Technical Writer/Special Projects Lead at SentryOne, where she focuses primarily on technical writing, performance testing and analysis of the SentryOne platform as well as its integration with other technologies, such as the latest SQL Server features. Melissa has over a decade of experience with SQL Server through software performance testing, research projects, application development, and technical support.

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.