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

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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”.

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Silent Killers Lurking in Your Schema

October 11th 2016

9 pm CDT (**** UPDATED TIME ****)

By Mickey Stuewe

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Considerations for deploying SQL Server with hyperconverged infrastructure solutions

 

Nov 9th 2016 Noon CDT

 

 

Hyperconverged platforms, where compute, storage and virtualization are combined into a single appliance, are becoming a popular mode for deploying infrastructure to support SQL Server installations.  This session will discuss the benefits, pitfalls and best practices of running SQL Server with hyperconverged solutions, including details on performance, sizing, data protection and high availability.

 

 

 

Mike McGhee

Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, Nutanix


Mike has 17 years of experience in the IT industry and is currently focused on assisting customers and partners better understand the core functionality of the Nutanix platform.  Mike has responsibilities around stretched clustering solutions as well as the Microsoft ecosystem of products including Hyper-V.  Prior to Nutanix, Mike worked for EMC as a Systems Engineer with a focus on storage technologies and their intersection with hybrid clouds. Mike has several certifications including MCP, MCDBA and NPP.

 

 

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John Sterrett

December 7th 2016 CDT Noon

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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§ 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 davc@sqlpass.org or twitter is @DArchVC