Pragmatic Works is bringing to you the cure for your Summit Hang over! A look into some of the presentations that were given. This is part 1 of the 90 minute spotlight talk that was given at the PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte. As a DBA we learn backwards. Most of the time you get a DBA job and you have Databases, that have tables, and in those tables you have data. Nobody tells you that we have records, stored on Pages, grouped in Extents, assigned by Allocation Bitmaps, with IAM Pages and Allocation Units that span Partitions and Filegroups. Today is your lucky day, we will start at the bottom and build our way up. We’ll cover byte swapping, bitmaps, and dive a little into decoding Hex & binary. Working to give you a full understanding of database internals, and how you use them every day!