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, Aug 12 2014

HASSUG & H-BI Monthly Meeting - August 12, 2014

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

The general schedule for this 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, Aug 12 2014 16:30 - 19:30
Event Time : Tue, Aug 12 2014 11:30 - 14:30 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Aug 12 2014 16:30 - 19:30


10111 Richmond Ave, Suite 100
Houston, Texas

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Data Integration with Service Broker - For DBAs and Developers

Speaker: Faheem Ismat

Summary: Real Time Live Data Integration is done by event-driven data movement and transformation between SQL Server instances which may host databases with different schemas. One common requirement of Data Integration is that it should be reliable and transparent to source system(s) without significantly impacting the systems when events are captured and delivered. Reasonable data integration should support an intermediate format which allows decoupling of schemas between source and destination systems. Microsoft introduced a new platform "Service Broker" in SQL Server 2005, for building reliable, scalable, distributed, asynchronous and functionally rich database applications. Service Broker made it possible for developers to build a variety of database applications that were difficult, if not impossible, to build before. Faheem will discuss Service Broker in general and its usage for Real Time Live Data Integration (Live Data Migration).

About Faheem: Faheem is a versatile IT professional. With a business degree in hand and street level hardcore programming experience, he started his professional career as a software developer more than 16 years ago. While working with a number of programming languages and different RDMS (primarily, Sybase and SQL Server with a little bit of Oracle) he has delivered various software/data integration solutions for multiple companies. Lately, he is working with Marathon Oil, as a ‎Sr. SQL DBA Architect consultant. For more info about Faheem visit - http://www.linkedin.com/in/fismat

ColumnStore Indexes and Data Warehouse Performance

Speaker: Garrett Edmondson

Summary: Present practical lessons learn from working with ColumnStore Indexes for the past 3 years in a variety of data warehouse environments from the very large (500 + TBs) to the very small. Discuss the following: SQL Server TPC performance results, FastTrack Reference Architectures, dimensional modeling, Data Warehouse workload characteristics, IO statistics, MB/sec throughput, execution plan: Batch mode, query size calculations and planning.

About Garrett: Garrett is an Independent Consultant with over 10 years of experience focused on data warehousing, ETL, and the full MS BI stack (SSIS,SSAS,SSRS). For more info check out his BLOG (http://garrettedmondson.wordpress.com), YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/garrettedmondson/videos), and Linked-In (http://www.linkedin.com/in/garrettedmondson).



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