Monthly Archives: July, 2012

SQL Saturday #144 – Sacramento, CA

Another SQL Saturday and I’ll be presenting this weekend on July 28 in Sacramento, California.  This promises to be a busy one as I heard several days ago that more than 300 people had registered.  The event has 4 tracks – BI, DBA, Development and Miscellaneous, and great speakers as has become customary for SQL Saturdays.

I have 2 sessions to do.  I’m presenting Fast-track to BI Analytics with SQL Server 2012 showing you a fast way to get a Business Intelligence framework up and running with SQL Server 2012.  If their are barriers to establishing BI technology in your organization, this session is a great way to see how you can overcome these obstacles using  new features introduced in SQL Server 2012 such as tabular models, columnstore indexing and analytic functions.

I’m also presenting Business Intelligence for Managers/Decisions Makers in the afternoon.  This session will help show you how to start and finish a BI project successfully, and will help you get your BI project on the right track if it’s gone off the rails.

See you there!

LA SQL UG and SQL Saturday in SAC this month

I’m going to be presenting at the LA SQL Server Users Group on the UCLA campus on July 19.  The meeting starts at 7pm and I”ll be talking about some of the new features in SQL Server 2012 that make implementing Business Intelligence solutions easier than it has been with prior versions.  Then next weekend on July 28 I’ll be in Sacramento for their inaugural SQL Saturday.  It promises to be a great event as they already have more than 300 people registered to attend.  I’m going to be presenting the same session at both events so I’ve got both ends of California covered, although the one for the LA SQL group will go into a few areas in more detail since I have more time there.

Fast-track to BI Analytics with SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 has lowered the barrier to Business Intelligence competency and in this session Carlos Bossy will focus on the features you can (and should) implement immediately. The new Analytic functions in T-SQL, Columnstore indexes, and the Tabular model are powerful additions to the tool set that will give your users the ability to analyze data in a faster, more effective manner. Each of these features is targeted at casual or beginning BI developers and DBAs who more familiar with traditional relational database models. You will leave this session with a good understanding of the next steps to take to get on the fast-track to BI and how to make the most of powerful reporting tools such as PowerView and Excel.