Tara Kizer has 16 years of experience with SQL Server, 13 of it as a DBA. She currently works at Qualcomm, where she is a DBA supporting mission critical systems with high performance and high availability requirements. She has been a Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since July of 2007. She is one of the top contributors (34k+ posts) in the SQLTeam.com forums and posts under the username tkizer. She has also contributed a chapter titled “Performance Tuning with SQL Trace and Extended Events” to the book TribalSQL – New voices in SQL Server.