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Network, learn, ask a question, meet other folk, get fed - these are all
things that happen at user group events. These events are a really great opportunity to socialise in an informal
Remember to tell your friends and the people you work with; make sure
you register as soon as you can.
Agenda is subject to alterations on the timings as we finalize the complete
6:00 - 6:20pm Registration and networking
Meet and greet. (Time to bring you the latest in the world of SQL Server
6:20 – 7:20pm Tony Rogerson (MVP, SolidQ)
HADOOP for the relational DBA
This session will give the SQL Server
DBA the necessary information to understand HADOOP and where it sits, the
terminology and debunk some of the myths around the Big Data hype. You
may not relate to Petabytes (Big Data) but from the Data Analytics and Small
Data perspective HADOOP has some good uses, especially in terms of cost and
distributive data computing.
Rogerson of SolidQ is a Database Specialist, a SQL Server MVP of over 15 years,
Fellow of the BCS and holds a master's degree in Business Intelligence.
7:20 – 7:45pm Break: Light refreshments & Networking
More time to network, ask questions and eat dinner..
7:45 – 8:45pm Kathy Gibs (Confio Software)
Server on VMWare ???
Many of our customers are either
virtualizing databases or planning to do so soon. I hear from many groups that
attempted running their database on VMware but went back to physical hardware because
of performance issues. There are many reasons this may have happened, but quite
often the decision to go back to physical was not based on hard facts. This
presentation will explore the fundamentals of monitoring databases running in a
VMware environment. If you are using classic O/S monitoring tools, you may be
getting misleading data. Understand what metrics are important and how to get
to that data
In this session I'll cover all the
new features in Windows Server 2012 that are relevant to SQL Server
Professionals and what their limitations are so that you can
decide whether or not they will affect your future data platform design.
Kathy has over 19 years of IT work experience and over 13 years of DBA
experience including architecting, design, development, implementation,
monitoring, and disaster recovery of databases. Before starting with
Confio, Kathy worked in the financial, retail, and telecom industries working
with critical OLTP and OLAP databases. Kathy excels in being a liaison between
technical and the end-users or management teams to provide solutions.
8:45PM - 9:00PM Quick Product Demo
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9:00PM Head off to a Pub