Houston Area SQL Server User Group

HASSUG and Houston BI User Group normally meets on the second Tuesday of every month during lunch time.   Occasionally, we will meet at other time, so please watch this page for updates. 


10111 Richmond Ave
Houston, Texas 77042

Next Meeting: Tue, Apr 08 2014

HASSUG & H-BI Monthly Meeting - April 8, 2014

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

The general schedule for each meeting will be:

11:30-11:40 – Announcements
11:40-12:40 – General presentation (Topic 1)
12:40-1:00 – Lunch\Networking – Raffle #1
1:00-2:00 – BI themed presentation (Topic 2)
2:00-2:30 – Recap Announcements – Raffle #2 - Networking


UTC : Tue, Apr 08 2014 16:30 - 19:30
Event Time : Tue, Apr 08 2014 11:30 - 14:30 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Apr 08 2014 16:30 - 19:30


10111 Richmond Ave, Suite 100
Houston, Texas

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Disaster Preparation

Speaker: Lynn McKee Woodforest National Bank

Summary: Hurricane season will be here soon. Are you prepared? Lynn will discuss: • RPO & RTO vs. reality • Restoring backups regularly • Replication options (SQL Server vs. SAN) • Testing • Things to think about besides your servers • Alternate work locations issues With lessons learned from 9/11 as well as recent Houston area Hurricanes Ike and Rita.

About Lynn: Lynn leads the DBA team for Woodforest National Bank based in The Woodlands, Texas.

The Modern Analytics Architecture

Speaker: Joseph D'Antoni, Principal Consultant Denny Cherry and Associates

Summary: The traditional data warehouse has been around for a long time, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. However, with other options such as Hadoop and new analytic and data mining techniques, the warehouse is no longer the center of our business analytics universe. In this session, we will cover these new platforms and our approach for integrating them into your warehouse environment.

About Joseph: Joseph D'Antoni is a Senior Consultant and Microsoft Data Platform MVP with over 20 years of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is a Principal Consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates and lives in Malvern, PA. He is a frequent speaker at major tech events like Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit, and Enterprise Data World. He blogs about all topics technology at joeydantoni.com. He believes that no single platform is the answer to all technology problems. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from North Carolina State University, and is the co-author of the Microsoft book "Introducing SQL Server 2016”.



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