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, Jan 09 2018

HASSUG January Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None
RSVPURL: http://meetu.ps/e/DF47S/w0Zlp/f

Meeting Agenda:

11:30 – 11:45 – Networking & Lunch
11:50 – 11:55 – Announcements
11:55 – 12:55 –
Who's on First? SQL Server Statistics & Dynamic Power BI Visuals! by Bill Wolf


UTC : Tue, Jan 09 2018 17:30 - 19:00
Event Time : Tue, Jan 09 2018 11:30 - 13:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Tue, Jan 09 2018 17:30 - 19:00


10111 Richmond Ave, Suite 100
Houston, Texas

Direction: Due to a training class going on in the room we normally use, we will be meeting in Suite 170, which is to the right of the entrance.

Featured Presentation

Who's on First? SQL Server Statistics & Dynamic Power BI Visuals!

Speaker: William Wolf, Manager - SQL Performance Tuning RDX

Summary: What will happen when a Performance Tuner is analyzing statistics and using Power BI reports based on that analysis? A dynamic learning experience from a different perspective. The SQL Server optimizer uses distribution statistics when creating execution plans. Statistics are used to provide the optimizer with estimations for the best way to process the query and hopefully optimize performance. Power BI is a powerful tool that has been released in the last few years that helps you visualize your information to help make informative decisions with rich visualization. In this session, we will show you how SQL Server uses statistics to create the execution plan and Power BI to visualize that statistical distribution; with a TWIST. Roles will be reversed to show a dynamic and interactive learning experience helping users with two different concepts in one exciting session!

About William: Bill is the Manager of SQL Server Performance Tuning for RDX. He works with over 400 customers on solutions within the SQL Server environment and specialized in code tuning and mentoring the team within RDX. He has become a SQL Saturday veteran speaking at nearly 40 SQL Saturdays in the last 3 years. He has also spoken at Summit and is an Idera Ace class of 2018. Bill is active in the Pittsburgh SQL Server User Group. He is also the chapter lead for the DevOps Virtual User Group. He is passionate about educating users on SQL Server and mentoring others.



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