SQL XEvents

About Us

SQL XEvents is a site dedicated to the education about and proliferation of information regarding Extended Events (XEvents). This site is a collection of articles specifically about XEvents, a feature in SQL Server designed to help perform tracing and diagnostic functions (among others).

Articles on this site are from industry leading experts in the field of SQL Server and XEvents. 


At SQL XEvents, our contributors are recognized industry leading experts. Some of the recognition our contributors have received include being certified as Microsoft Partners, Microsoft Certified Masters, Microsoft MVPs, Friends of RedGate and much more.


The Team

At SQL XEvents, it’s our business to help you manage, improve and sustain your data and database landscape through the power of XEvents. Our contributors include Microsoft Certified Masters, Microsoft MVPs, nationally known speakers, trainers and authors, with a combined total of more than 50 years of IT experience.

We bring expertise in the SQL Server Database Engine, MySQL engine, Performance Tuning, database development, data modelling, Azure, AWS, XEvents, and much much more.

Jason Brimhall

Consultant, Site Admin, Contributor



As a Microsoft Certified Master/Microsoft Certified Solutions Master and SQL Server MVP, I have over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, including more than 10 with SQL Server. I also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems from Utah State University. One of the highlights of my career was co-authoring multiple volumes in the SQL Server T-SQL Recipes series of books.  I am a frequent presenter at SQL Server events worldwide, which includes SQLSaturdays and User Groups.

I love finding that magic turbo button to make queries go faster which ultimately leads to huge relief and satisfaction for the client. I have done that sort of work for clients of all sizes throughout the world. I have experience with multi-TB databases as well as environments with thousands of SQL Server instances to manage.

He currently works as a Database Consultant for Datbase Masters LLC where he finds himself tuning nasty queries very frequently. When not doing all things SQL Server, Jason finds himself busy trying to influence and motivate youth.
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