This year is different. Why? I'm not sure yet. There is a lot of reflection going on since my return from PASS Summit 2016. As I look at the long laundry list of "to do's" to get completed in the office; this past PASS Summit reminded me to slow down and take a minute to … Continue reading A Data Professional’s Story – PASS Summit 2016
Julie Koesmarno, Senior Project Manager at Microsoft, takes the stage to talk about business analytics utilizing War and Peace. Tracing emotions of each key characters via a heat map.....pretty cool to see application of SQL Light language. Cognitive capabilities managed with big data...... Deep learning is everywhere; this means that SQL Server 2016 falls into … Continue reading PASS Summit Live Keynote – Release 5
Document DB: Blazing fast planet-scale NoSQL: Guaranteed Low Latency Elastically Scaling Storage Elastically Scaling Throughput No Impedance Mismatch Choice of Consistency Enterprise Level SLA Azure + DocumentDB with leading game technology. A game and TV show integration of Walking Dead that brings exclusive clip content into the game using Azure media services. 15 million installs … Continue reading PASS Summit Live Keynote – Release 4
Rohan Kumar, General Manager of Microsoft, takes the stage hyping up SQL Server 2016. We keep hearing the word "Sharing" among databases. Intelligent Database: In-Memory Analytics In-Memory OLTP Wow, 100X faster analytics + 30x faster transactions Azure SQL database is the first in the world to support HTAP technology Two worlds coming together - industry … Continue reading PASS Summit Live Keynote -Release 2
Joseph Sirosh taking the stage by first telling us a story with over 400 million children in India. Only 50% of them attend school regularly. Consider the loss of potential that could have been a doctor. Millions more like these children; a world of lost human potential. Millions who drop out on opportunities. Enter the … Continue reading PASS Summit Live Keynote – Release 1
It's about time I got back into participating in the T-SQL Tuesday block parties that are hosted by community members each month. First, let's take care of some house keeping rules. Who Is Hosting? This month Andy Mallon (b|t) is hosting and has chosen a topic of We're still dealing with the same problems. This … Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday #83: We’re still dealing with the same problems
As I scrolled through the twitter feeds I ran across one from Tom LaRock (b|t) on PASS Summit being three weeks away: Now, what caught my eye was the fact that he mentions the word "advice" to first timers. It wasn't that long ago when I attended my first PASS Summit. In fact it was … Continue reading PASS Summit Advice For First Timers
Piggy backing onto the recent SQL Saturday post here in Louisville, I wanted to take a more in-depth look, from my perspective, on how vendors all fit into these events. Having the opportunity to work alongside these vendors has been both a learning experience for myself along with forming new bonds along the way. Louisville … Continue reading Is ROI for Vendors Worth the SQL Saturday Investment?
The roundup is finally here, and cheers to all of you who participated. We had a great turnout this month with many returning participants along with some newcomers. We had a wide range of topics with many great insights from everyone, but don’t take my word for it. Check out the links below and see … Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday #080–Round Up
Please entertain this thought for a moment – If today was your last day working with SQL how would you spend it? Now, this post is assuming you, as the reader, are working with SQL in some form or fashion; however take the question and apply it to some other form of technology if that … Continue reading Is Today Your Last Day Working With SQL?