SQLNorthEast SQL Server User Group (@sqlne)

Next Meeting

Tuesday,

April

28

SQL NorthEast User Group meeting, Tuesday 28th April with Neil Hambly

  • In-Person @ 100, Quayside Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom (map)
  • 17:30 - 21:00 GMT Daylight Time
  • Language: English

NORTHEAST SQL SERVER USER GROUP

    **Register Here**

Network, learn, ask a question, meet other folk, get fed - these are all things that happen at user group events. These events are a really great opportunity to socialise in an informal learning experience - if you want your own exposure then come and do a 1 - 5 minute nugget in front of your peers. Remember to tell your friends and the people you work with; make sure you register as soon as you can.

5.30pm – 6:00pm Registration and networking 
6:00 – 6:15pm Round Table discussion and Nuggets - ALL 
6:15pm - 7:15pm -  Load Testing with SQL Server Tools with Neil Hambly
7:15 - 7:40pm - Break 
7:40pm – 8:40pm - MDS and DQS - Beyong the TLAs to Data Quality with Neil Hambly
8:40pm - 9:00pm - Feedback and Close

Finally: Drinks on the Quayside :)

Featured Presentation:

Load Testing With SQL Server Tools

Neil Hambly, SQL Server Technology Evangelist | Lead Consultant Northdoor PLC

It’s often difficult to know how your SQL Servers will perform under different loads. By performing load testing, we can gain these key insights, perform modifications to existing configurations, and understand the impact on performance levels. Come learn about the native tools at our disposal for performing these important load tests and how we can identify when performance levels begin to drop. Using demos of these native tools – including Distributed Replay Utility (DRU), Database Tuning Adviser (DTA), Perfmon, Extended Events, and Profiler We’ll see how to plan and perform a load test project, gain an understanding of SQL Server’s performance under varying load scenarios, and discover which tell-tale indicators can help alert us to performance degradation.

About Neil:
Neil Hambly is the SQL Server Evangelist & lead consultant @ Northdoor PLC (MSFT Data Platform Gold partner), previous roles @ ABN AMRO, Accenture, ASOS, BBC, Confio Software with 15+ years in SQL Server roles Presented 100+ events, including 40 PASS Summit/24HOP/Rally/SQL Saturday, 15 European events (10 countries), 50 + UK (SQLBits, SQLRelay) Leader of PASS London (UK) & Professional Development VC, Melissa Data MVP (2015), SQL Cruise Technical Lead Likes Guinness, Loves Whisky, Dancing

MDS and DQS-Beyond the TLAs to Data Quality

Neil Hambly, SQL Server Technology Evangelist | Lead Consultant Northdoor PLC

Many three-letter acronyms (TLAs) adorn our database world. This session focuses on two recent additions – MDS (Master Data Services) and DQS (Data Quality Services, explaining what the new features are and exploring how to leverage them to improve your data quality. High data quality is fundamental to any business analytics system. In this session, we’ll begin with an overview of data quality and the latest Microsoft tools available, and then demonstrate MDS and DQS and how to use them together for continuously improving data quality. We’ll also look at how to integrate them into your existing data-quality strategies. Data quality is everyone’s responsibility, but we can still lead the way forward. Join this session to see how.

About Neil:
Neil Hambly is the SQL Server Evangelist & lead consultant @ Northdoor PLC (MSFT Data Platform Gold partner), previous roles @ ABN AMRO, Accenture, ASOS, BBC, Confio Software with 15+ years in SQL Server roles Presented 100+ events, including 40 PASS Summit/24HOP/Rally/SQL Saturday, 15 European events (10 countries), 50 + UK (SQLBits, SQLRelay) Leader of PASS London (UK) & Professional Development VC, Melissa Data MVP (2015), SQL Cruise Technical Lead Likes Guinness, Loves Whisky, Dancing