The PASS Data Architecture Virtual Chapter focuses on data architecture concerns as they impact users, developers and DBAs on the Microsoft SQL Server platform.
Meeting Detail

Thu, Dec 20 2012 13:00 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Introduction to Microsoft’s Master Data Services (MDS) by James Serra

RSVP: http://dataarch.sqlpass.org/

Introduction to Microsoft’s Master Data Services (MDS) Companies struggle with consolidating the same set of data from multiple systems to accurately report on critical business information. For example, having customer lists in multiple systems that often have the same customer in more than one list, sometimes with a different spelling. Master Data Services is bundled with SQL Server 2012 to help resolve many of the Master Data Management issues that companies are faced with when integrating data. In this session, James will show an overview of Master Data Services 2012, including the out of the box Web UI, the highly developed Excel Add-in, and how to get started with loading MDS with your data. Speaker bio: James Serra is currently a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/MDM architect and developer with over 25 years of IT experience. James started his career as a software developer, and then was a DBA for 12 years, and for the last six years he has been working extensively with Business Intelligence using the SQL Server BI stack (SSAS, SSRS, and SSIS). James has been at times a permanent employee, consultant, contractor, and owner of his own business. All these experiences along with continuous learning have helped him to develop many successful data warehouse and BI projects. James is a noted speaker, blogger (JamesSerra.com), and contributing editor for SQL Server Pro magazine. James has earned the MSCE: SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence, MSCE: SQL Server 2012 Data Platform, MCITP: SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Developer, MCITP: SQL Server 2008 Database Administrator, and MCITP: SQL Server 2008 Database Developer, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. More info is at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesserra

Introduction to Microsoft’s Master Data Services (MDS)

Companies struggle with consolidating the same set of data from multiple systems to accurately report on critical business information. For example, having customer lists in multiple systems that often have the same customer in more than one list, sometimes with a different spelling. Master Data Services is bundled with SQL Server 2012 to help resolve many of the Master Data Management issues that companies are faced with when integrating data. In this session, James will show an overview of Master Data Services 2012, including the out of the box Web UI, the highly developed Excel Add-in, and how to get started with loading MDS with your data.


James is a big data and data warehousing solution architect at Microsoft. He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data and advanced analytics. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience. James is a popular blogger (JamesSerra.com) and speaker. He is the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”.

 

 

John Sterrett

December 13th 2016 1 PM CDT

Table Partitioning: Secret Weapon for Big Data Problems

Is big data starting to slow you down? Data growth putting your maintenance tasks in danger of not meeting your SLAs? Wish you could archive old data with minimal impact to your tables during the archive process or that you could eliminate most of the data in your tables when you query them? If so, it’s time you consider implementing table partitioning to help with general performance and reduce your window for completing maintenance tasks.

Come learn how table partitioning works and when it should be implemented. You’ll see how to initially configure partition functions and partition schemes to have a rock-solid partitioned table. And you’ll learn how to implement an automated sliding window to maintain your partitioned tables and ensure optimal performance.

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Bryan Cafferky

SQL Server 2016 R Intergration

Jan 18, 2107, 1 PM CDT

About Bryan Cafferky...

 

Bryan is a 2016 MVP award winner and author of Pro PowerShell for Database Developers by Apress. He is an independent Business Intelligence/Data Science consultant with decades of experience in information technology focused on the Microsoft stack. Bryan has spoken on a number of subjects at various PASS chapters, Code Camps, and SQL Saturdays. He has worked in banking, insurance, Internet/Ecommerce, utilities, and health care. Bryan holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems from Bryant University and a Masters in Business Administration from Bentley University.

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Why Physical Database Design Matters

Feb 9, 2107, 1 PM CDT

By Kimberly L. Tripp

KIMBERLY L. TRIPP

SQLskills.com

President/Founder

Kimberly’s an author, consultant, and top-rated speaker having spoken at PASS, TechEd, SQLintersection, and numerous other events around the world; she’s also been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP for over 10 years. She has over 25 years of experience designing and tuning SQL Server solutions with a focus on optimizing procedural code, indexing strategies, statistics, and partitioning. When she's not tuning SQL servers, she's diving and photographing all sorts of underwater critters such as frogfish with her husband, Paul S. Randal.

Email: Kimberly@SQLskills.com

Website: http://www.SQLskills.com

Full Bio: http://www.sqlskills.com/about/kimberly-l-tripp/

Blog: http://www.SQLskills.com/blogs/Kimberly

Twitter: http://twitter.com/KimberlyLTripp

SQL Server MVP since 2002

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How to Get Started Tuning SQL Server Performance

 

Tuesday , March 14, 2016 1 PM CDT

 

By Tim Radney

 

Figuring out how to get started tuning SQL Server performance can feel overwhelming at first. Where do you start? What should you look at? In this session you'll learn a systematic approach to tuning SQL Server. First we'll cover common instance level settings that can have a significant impact on SQL Server performance. Then we'll cover how to collect I/O metrics and pinpoint databases that have the highest latencies plus how to collect and understand wait statistics. Finally, we'll cover how to find high-cost queries and discuss the importance of having a good baseline to measure all these things against. If you've been struggling to put together a performance-tuning process, this session is for you!

Tim Radney

SQLskills.com

Principal Consultant

 

Tim is a Data Platform MVP. He has presented at PASS, SQLintersection, SQL Saturdays, user groups and numerous webinars. In addition Tim runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, is a PASS Regional Mentor and was named a PASS Outstanding Volunteer in 2012. He’s married with three children and has a passion for electronics. He also farms chickens (for eggs), dwarf Nigerian goats, and tilapias in his spare time.


Email:
Tim@SQLskills.com
Website:
http://www.SQLskills.com

Full Bio: http://www.sqlskills.com/about/tim-radney/
Blog:
http://www.SQLskills.com/blogs/tim
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/TRadney
Microsoft
MVPsince 2014

 

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Data Architecture Virtual Chapter

thanks our new sponsor NUTANIX

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Data Architecture underpins just about everything we do in IT. Without a clear understanding of how data is structured, there is no reliable way to derive meaning from it. Data Architecture drives the design and governance of data systems, and thus should be of interest to any data professional. Data Architecture provides the blue-prints that we all share, whether we be DBAs, data integration developers, database developers, data warehousing professionals, data presentation developers or client-side application developers persisting data for later retrieval.

The PASS Data Architecture Virtual Chapter will focus on data architecture concerns as they impact users, developers and DBAs on the Microsoft SQL Server platform. We want to make data architecture accessible to all data practitioners, and drive the point home that Data Architecture is a set of practices and a body of knowledge that overlaps almost all database professionals to some degree.

Email us at rob@sqltigers.com or twitter is @DArchVC