North Texas SQL Servers Users Group

Dallas SQL Saturday 2019 Info

     4 Full Day Sessions for Ridiculously Low prices. One of them has already sold out. Tell your boss, "Hey, I can get a $1200 class for only $139!". Seriously, it's that much of a steal! And these speakers are
Internationally Known, Book Authors, and Respected Authorities. Good gracious folks, what's holding you up? Can't miss that Friday meeting?


  More than 60 Sessions throughout the day, 10 different sessions to choose from in any particular hour. Absolutely FREE. What's to lose? Register now!



   The MAY 2019 meeting is sponsored by Red Gate. We will have 1 big raffle prize and many smaller raffle items to give out. We will also announce their upcoming SQL in the City, taking place next week in Austin, TX. Thank you Redgate!

Next Meeting: Thu, Jan 15 2015

15 JAN 2015 NTSSUG Meeting

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

6:00 - 6:20 - Welcome, Announcements & Food

6:20 - 7:20 - The Ins & Outs of Indexes - Beginner Level by Mindy Curnutt

7:30 - 8:30 - Rev up data warehouse performance with SQL 2014 Columnstore indexes by Denzil Ribeiro

8:30 - 8:45 - Raffle and closing


UTC : Fri, Jan 16 2015 00:00 - 03:00
Event Time : Thu, Jan 15 2015 18:00 - 21:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Fri, Jan 16 2015 00:00 - 03:00


7000 North Highway 161
Irving, Texas

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

The Ins & Outs of Indexes - Beginner Level

Speaker: Mindy Curnutt, Distinguished Engineer TMW Systems (a Trimble Company)

Summary: This course will focus on the fundamentals of strategic SQL Server index design and creation. Terms that will be covered and clarified: clustered index, non-clustered index, uniqueness, covering index, fill-factor, scan, seek, key lookup, and fragmentation. This is a beginning level course for those who have always found indexes confusing and somewhat elusive. Lots of valuable information will be provided in a short amount of time.

About Mindy: Bio Mindy Curnutt is a Distinguished Engineer for TMW Systems (a Trimble Company), supporting nearly 2,000 customers using SQL Server. At Unisys from 2000-2007, she focused on VLDBs, scalability, performance, DR/HA , migration, and training. She wrote the log shipping chapter in the MS Press book “SQL Server 2012 – Step by Step" and served as a SME for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and 2014 cert exams. Mindy is a SQL Server MVP, has spoken at many SQL Saturdays nationwide and presented at SQL PASS Summits in 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2013. She currently serves on the PASS Summit Program Committee Team.

Rev up data warehouse performance with SQL 2014 Columnstore indexes

Speaker: Denzil Ribeiro, Principal Program Manager - SQL Customer Advisory Microsoft

Summary: SQL 14 offers a key data warehouse feature in updatable clustered Columnstore indexes that offers DW workloads 2-7X Data compression and overall huge query performance improvements. In this session we will cover the basics of Columnstore, the underlying architecture, tips and tricks to improve load performance as well as associated query performance benefits.

About Denzil: Denzil Ribeiro is a Principal Program Manager in the SQLCAT (Customer Advisory team). He is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and has 15+ years of experience working with large SQL Server implementations. Prior to his SQLCAT role, he has worked as a SQL Server Escalation Engineer and in the field as a Premier Field Engineer.

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