Storage 101 for Azure SQL and SQL Server Engineers

Why is storage so important for Data Engineering? Learn how storage impacts the performance of your database solution. In this episode with MVP Argenis Fernandez, we will go over the basics of I/O, what the different access patterns are for the database engine and how to tell when there is an issue with underlying storage for your database.

[00:34]​ About Argenis Fernandez
[01:23]​ Why is storage so important for data engineering?
[02:12]​ Latency
[03:04]​ IOPS
[04:17]​ Bandwidth
[08:45]​ Different IO Block Sizes
[12:03]​ SQL Server I/O Patterns
[18:19]​ Getting started

Argenis' blog on IO Block Size
Gianluca's WorkloadTools MVP Edition episode
For any questions, reach out to Argenis and other MVPs on Twitter with #SQLHelp

About Argenis Fernandez:
Argenis Fernandez is a Principal Architect for Pure Storage. He works with customers around the world to make their experience with storage better. He's a Data Platform MVP, a VMware vExpert and a Microsoft Certified Master. Argenis also worked on the SQL Server engineering team as a Principal Program Manager handling various areas of the database engine as well as other internal projects within Microsoft. Argenis is a community enthusiast and speaks at all major Azure SQL-related conferences.

About MVPs:
Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the "bleeding edge" and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have a very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products, and solutions, to solve real-world problems. MVPs make up a global community of over 4,000 technical experts and community leaders across 90 countries/regions and are driven by their passion, community spirit, and the quest for knowledge. Above all and in addition to their amazing technical abilities, MVPs are always willing to help others - that's what sets them apart. Learn more: https://aka.ms/mvpprogram