2019-10-10 North America Sessions

Deploying SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters on VMware

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Target Audience: SQL Server 2019 introduces Big Data Clusters, an exciting new feature set for managing big data environments. This session is recommended for anyone interested in learning about building and deploying this environment on-prem. Abstract: This session will walk through step-by-step deployment of a SQL Server Big Data Cluster (BDC) on VMware. During this…
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How to Build a Blog Worth Reading

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Target Audience: Any technical folks who currently have a blog or want to start blogging Abstract: Creating a blog worth reading is no easy task. It’s a fine balance between consistency, topic choice, readability and SEO magic. Join marketing expert Blythe Morrow as we discuss how to build content for technical audiences that generates reads…
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Demystifying Dynamic SQL

Target Audience: This is for people who regularly write SQL code to solve varied problems, and who find themselves writing a lot of repetitive code, or frequently tweaking some code to fit new environments. You don’t need to know what dynamic SQL is to follow this talk. Abstract: Dynamic SQL is the name for SQL…
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The SQL Server Performance Tasting Menu

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Target Audience: People who want to write smarter queries. Abstract: You’re a DBA or Developer, and you’ve been using SQL Server for a few years. You know there are different ways to make queries faster, but you’re not sure when to use them. I’m Erik Darling, and I’ll be your sommelier for the evening. Over…
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Locks, Blocks, and Snapshots: Maximizing Database Concurrency

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Target Audience: DBAs, developers, and anyone else curious about how isolation levels can affect the performance and accuracy of a query. Abstract: The ability for multiple processes to query and update a database concurrently has long-been a hallmark of database technology, but this feature can be implemented in many ways. This session will explore the…
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Big Data Clusters for the Absolute Beginner

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Target Audience: Are you a DBA or data professional working with out-dated technology or feel your skills are quickly becoming irrelevant? Stay ahead in today's ever changing tech space and take your career to the next level. Whether you're a junior or senior data professional, you will benefit from this session. Abstract: Join me, Mohammad…
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PowerShell for Power BI (and some ETL)

Target Audience: Power BI Developers & Workspace Curators Abstract: Power BI is design as a user-friendly GUI based tool for creating and publishing beautiful reports. Unfortunately, it was not designed to integrate well with application lifecycle management or the devops methodology. For example, manually migrating the contents of one Power BI workspace to another workspace…
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