A full day, single track, technical conference focusing on all aspects of SQL Server.
In 2013, the Relay is visiting 8 cities around the UK, over two weeks from 17th to 27th June
The Glasgow event will be held at the Renfrew Street Cineworld, on Monday 17th June
All SQL Relay events are run by your local user group leaders, working together to put on national conferences with a local focus.
Have a look at the agenda below - top quality content from top quality speakers, imported from all over the world just for you!
All SQL Relay events are free to attend. We're able to put them on thanks to our generous sponsors. When you register, please allow third party contact so that our sponsors can contact you. This will help encourage them to sponsor these events next time!
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Tobiasz Koprowski - 2AM, A Disaster Just Began...
upon a time, somewhere in a dark, lonely data center room an SQL Server
stopped talking. Nothing about it in monitoring system, except -
connection lost. Ping, Telnet, Remote Login doesn't work. In the same
time somewhere in the City one of the millions mobiles can't stop
ringing and ringing. It's Your phone and You are DBA. It's 2AM and
Disaster just began... In this session I want to discuss about best
practices for surviving disaster, based on my experience in few years in
data center. We will talk about more aspects which You probably know,
and some about You have never think before THIS day - The Disaster Day.
Andrew Whettam – ColumnStore Indexes with Table Partitioning
session will look at ColumStore Indexes (introduced in SQL Server 2012)
and Table Partitioning. Expect examples to be in evidence as we review
each of the two technologies separately before combining them and
examining how they can be used together to good effect. The benefits and
pitfalls of each will be discussed as will the new xVelocity (VertiPaq)
engine, since ColumnStore Indexes rely on this technology, also new in
SQL Server 2012.
Kevin Kline – SQL Server Internals and Architecture
face it. You can effectively do many IT jobs related to SQL Server
without knowing the internals of how SQL Server works. Many great
developers, DBAs, and designers get their day-to-day work completed on
time and with reasonable quality while never really knowing what’s
happening behind the scenes. But if you want to take your skills to the
next level, it’s critical to know SQL Server’s internal processes and
architecture. This session will answer questions like:
- What’s different about 32- and 64-bit systems
- What are the various areas of memory inside of SQL Server
- How are queries handled behind the scenes
- What does SQL Server do with procedural code, like functions, procedures, and triggers
- What happens during checkpoints Lazywrites
- How are IOs handled with regards to transaction logs and database
- What happens when transaction logs and databases grow or shrinks
fast paced session will take you through many aspects of the internal
operations of SQL Server and, for those topics we don’t cover, will
point you to resources where you can get more information. So strap on
your silly, as we cover all these topics and more at speed with tongue
planted firmly in cheek!
Andrew Fryer - Managing Databases in Cloud OS
Satya Jayante - TBC
Stott Klein - SQL Azure
Anthony Saxby & Michael Sullivan
Microsoft UK, SQL Server Product Manager
Microsoft UK, Technical Evangelist, @DeepFat
Scott Klein is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist in the USA, focusing on Windows Azure SQL Database and related cloud-ready data services. His entire career has been built around SQL Server. Prior to Microsoft he was a SQL Server MVP for several years, then followed that up by being one of the first 4 SQL Azure MVPs. Scott is the author of over ½ dozen books by both WROX and APress, including Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure. He can be found talking about WASD at events large and small across the US, and the rest of the world, wherever he can get people to listen.
Kevin Kline (MVP)
Kline is a renowned database expert and software industry veteran. A
long-time Microsoft SQL Server MVP and noted leader in the IT industry,
Kevin is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of
popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a top-rated speaker at industry trade shows worldwide. He tweets at @kekline and blogs at http://KevinEKline.com.
Tobiasz Koprowski (MVP)
leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, collaboration, and
ITIL, DR, BCM and SLA. Love licensing stuff. MCT, Freelancer,
consultant. Conducts audit projects, consulting and implementation in
Poland and across Europe. Technical Team Leader in GITCA. Member of such
Microsoft Terminology Community, Subject matter Expert, Microsoft
Terminology Community, Friends of RedGate PLUS, PASS, ISSA, ACM and
several communities in the world. Since 1st July 2010 MVP for SQL
Server. Former President of the Polish SQL Server USer Group. Creator of
SQLDAY Conference and CEO 2009-2011. Speaker at group meetings and
conferences (such SQL Day, SQL Saturday, SQL Bits, SQL Connections,
InfoTRAMS, CarreerCon, SharePoint Community Launch, Time for SharePoint,
SQL Server Community Launch, IT Academic Day, Code Camp). Co-Author SQL
Server MVP Deep Dives Volume II and author of few articles on Microsoft
TechNET, IT Portals and magazines.Owner of several blogs: IT Pro, aimed
at the SQL and SharePoint, a blog about licensing, and three private
blogs. In his spare time journalist and music critic, photographer and
concert promoter collaborating with ArtRock.pl and Verband
Junger-Journalist Berlin Brandenburgen