North Texas SQL Servers Users Group

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18 Jul 2013 NTSSUG Meeting

  • In-Person @ 7000 North Highway 161 Irving, Texas, United States (map)
  • 18:00 - 21:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

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6:00 - 6:20 - Welcome, Announcements & Food
6:20 - 7:20 - Improving Data Quality with Data Quality Services, Getting Buy In and Engaging the Business by Chris Utter
7:30 - 8:30 - Best Practices for Monitoring Databases on VMware by Dean Richards
8:30 - 8:45 - Raffle and closing.

Featured Presentation:

Improving Data Quality with Data Quality Services, Getting Buy In and Engaging the Business

Chris Utter Chris Utter, BI Regional Practice Director Neudesic

Get an overview of the problem domain, architecture and solution space for Data Quality Services. See how Data Quality Services works hand-in-hand with Master Data Management to create master data, matching rules and leverage both to de-duplicate data.

About Chris Utter:
Chris Utter is the BI Regional Practice Director for Neudesic. He has worked in Information Technology for the past 20 years. As an infrastructure project manager in 2003, Chris discovered the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform and found that he had a passion for data analytics. He now helps organizations improve their business processes by transforming data into actionable information.

Best Practices for Monitoring Databases on VMware

Dean Richards, Senior DBA Confio Software

SQL Server on VMware??? Most of our customers have virtualized their application tier, but now are either virtualizing databases or planning to do so soon. Some companies have tried to virtualize databases on VMware already but went back to physical hardware because of performance issues. There are many reasons this may have happened, but quite often the decision to go back to physical was not based on hard facts. This presentation will explore the fundamentals of monitoring databases running in a VMware environment. If you are using classic O/S monitoring tools using standard Perfmon counters, you are getting misleading information. Understand which metrics are important and how to get the data

About Dean:
Dean Richards is a Senior DBA for Confio Software and has helped hundreds of companies solve database and virtualization performance issues. Dean has over 20 years of experience in both development and database administration and has focused his entire career on performance tuning of Oracle and SQL Server environments. Most recently Dean has focused on the trend to virtualize databases while still achieving high performance.

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