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

Grant Fritchey – Microsoft MVP

July 23, 2014 Noon CST

 

How to Build a Database Deployment Pipeline.

 

The pace of business accelerates fairly continuously and application development moves right with it. But we’re still trying to deploy databases the same way we did 10 years ago. This session addresses the need for changes in organizational structure, process and technology necessary to arrive at a nimble, fast, automatable and continuous database deployment process. We’ll use actual customer case studies to illustrate both the common methods and the unique context that led to a continuous delivery process that is best described as a pipeline. You will learn how to customize common practices and tool sets to build a database deployment pipeline unique to your environment in order to speed your own database delivery while still protecting your organization’s most valuable asset, its data.

 

 Speaker Bio:

Grant Fritchey, SQL Server MVP, works for Red Gate Software as Product Evangelist. In his time as a DBA and developer, he has worked at three failed dot–coms, a major consulting company, a global bank and an international insurance & engineering company. Grant volunteers for the Professional Association of SQL Server Users (PASS). He is the author of the books SQL Server Execution Plans (Simple-Talk

 

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Upcomming Webinars

 

Ryan Adams – August 15, 2014

 

Manage Your Shop with CMS and Policy Based Management

Presentation Summary:

In this SQLRally #3 rated session I will talk about Central Management Server and how it can help you manage a disperse environment.  I will also cover what Policy Based Management is and how you can leverage its power to better manage your environment.  With PBM we'll see what it can and cannot do to help you enforce standards in your enterprise.  I will demonstrate PBM from creating and evaluating policies to receiving alerts on policy violations.

 Speaker Bio:

Ryan Adams has worked for Verizon for 16 years. His primary focus is the SQL Server Engine, high availability, and disaster recovery. Previously he was a Senior Active Directory Architect and designed the company's worldwide Active Directory infrastructure.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the North Texas SQL Server User Group and is President of the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter. He is also a PASS Regional Mentor and holds the following certifications: MCP MCSA MCSE MCDBA MCTS MCITP. 

Webinar https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4279519516082609665

 

Jeremiah Peschka - Sept 5, 2014 Noon CST

 

Designing a Data Strategy

Speaker Bio:

Jeremiah (Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter) solves data problems using SQL Server, Riak, Hadoop, and other database tools. He has over a decade of experience with performance tuning and scalability database. Jeremiah is a Microsoft MVP; MCITP for SQL Server 2005 – 2012; develops the .NET Riak client; and is a Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop. He’s also a big fan of coffee.



Presentation Summary:

If you’ve worried about outgrowing your current database or wasting countless hours moving to the wrong data platform, listen up. There is an overwhelming array of database options on the market, knowing which to pick is difficult. Before jumping in, it’s important to have a list of questions to make your decision easier. In this session, we’ll cover a set of questions to get your team started in the decision making process. This session is for senior developers and software architects looking to expand their horizons.

Webinar https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4432699078017861889

 

 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