We have two MVP speakers confirmed for the October event, namely Chris Testa O'Neill and Tony Rogerson. We also have some great prizes to give away, including a SQLBits speaker shirt (one size fits all!), and a complete set of PASS Summit 2011 DVDs.
Designing a highly available BI Infrastructure - Chris Testa-O'Neill
This one hour session will provide insight on what to expect when deploying a highly available end to end SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence environment as experienced from the field. As well as leveraging the SQL Server Business Intelligence skills that you possess. You will also gain an insight into the additional skills and knowledge that you will need to ensure the successful delivery of technologies such as such as PowerPivot, PowerView, SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Analysis Services on a robust architecture.
Moving to SANless for your Database Storage - Tony Rogerson
The commodity storage SSD space has overtaken enterprise storage performance a few years ago with SATA 3 and PCIe connected SSD – enterprise storage is catching up, but they are still following the SAN model. This session Tony looks at why SAN’s are no longer required, he will look at mechanical drives showing their performance characteristics, talk about getting more performance from them using shortstroking, how SSD and Hard Drives differ in performance characteristics with SQL Server and some rethinking on how queries behave.