SQL Relay 2013 is coming to Reading!!
What is SQL Relay?
A full day, single track, technical conference focusing on all aspects of SQL Server.
In 2013, the Relay is visiting 8 cities around the UK, over two weeks from 17th to 27th June
The Reading event will be held at Microsoft's Thames Valley Park campus, on Wednesday 26th June
Who runs SQL Relay?
All SQL Relay events are run by your local user group leaders, working together to put on national conferences with a local focus.
What will the content be?
Have a look at the schedule below!
The sessions and speakers are still being finalised, we'll update them here as the speakers are confirmed. Rest assured that we'll get the best speakers for you. All sessions will be technical in nature, and will cover all aspects of SQL Server.
How much does it cost?
All SQL Relay events are free to attend. We're able to put them on thanks to our generous sponsors. When you register, please allow third party contact so that our sponsors can contact you. This will help encourage them to sponsor these events next time!
Last year, the events were full, so don't leave it too late to register! Also remember to tell your friends and colleagues to register.
||Welcome & Introduction
||Keynote and Q&A
Anthony Saxby, Microsoft
||Hadoop, Big Data and SQL Server
Justin Langford, Coeo
There has been rapid development in the
capabilities of SQL Server to support big data and hadoop following introduction
of the HDInsight Service and HDInsight Server. The big data concept is gaining
momentum and a hot topic with many data rich organisations who are interested in
mining intelligence from unstructured data sources. This session will define the
terms, concepts and provide demos of integrating big data into SQL Server
The session will cover options for on-premise and cloud
deployments and examples for BI and data professionals to get started in
understanding the capabilities and strengths of this technology.
||What's New for SQL BI in Excel 2013
Chris Webb, SQL
Excel 2013 is a big release for Microsoft BI, and this
session will be a whistle-stop tour of all of the cool new things in it. This
means not only PowerPivot and Power View but also GeoFlow, Data Explorer, the
new App model and even more obscure new features such as the WebService()
||Managing Databases in Cloud OS
||Migrating to Azure and the Cloud
So your CTO wants you to migrate your mission critical database application to
the cloud. What's involved and what are the pitfalls?
In one hour we will
take a sample ecommerce application and database, show tools available for both
schema and data migration and the demo performance, scalability and other
||SQL Server Troubleshooting and Diagnostics|
SQL Server troubleshooting can a daunting task for those unfamiliar to this area This hands-on workshop will show how to methodically approach the troubleshooting task, how to evaluate what your next step should be Using the SQLCAT 'Performance and Scalability' Flowchart (SQL 2005/2008) we will go through a couple of practical examples of diagnosis and resolution Come and discover how to perform troubleshooting the way it should be done, know when to look at those more advanced techniques.
||Prize draw & close