SQL Relay 2013 is coming to Reading!!
What is SQL Relay?
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 Reading event will be held at Microsoft's Thames Valley Park campus, Building 3, on Wednesday 26th June
There is limited parking, so get there early! There is also a free shuttle bus which runs from Reading station, details on the link above.
Who runs SQL Relay?
All SQL Relay events are run by your local user group leaders, working together to put on national conferences with a local focus.
What will the content be?
Have a look at the schedule below!
All sessions will be technical in nature, and will cover all aspects of SQL Server. Presenters including Microsoft and MVPs.
How much does it cost?
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!
Last year, the events were full, so don't leave it too late to register! Also remember to tell your friends and colleagues to register.
||Welcome & Introduction
||Keynote and Q&A
Anthony Saxby, Microsoft
||Hadoop, Big Data and SQL Server
Justin Langford, Coeo
There has been rapid development in the
capabilities of SQL Server to support big data and hadoop following introduction
of the HDInsight Service and HDInsight Server. The big data concept is gaining
momentum and a hot topic with many data rich organisations who are interested in
mining intelligence from unstructured data sources. This session will define the
terms, concepts and provide demos of integrating big data into SQL Server
The session will cover options for on-premise and cloud
deployments and examples for BI and data professionals to get started in
understanding the capabilities and strengths of this technology.
||What's New for SQL BI in Excel 2013
Chris Webb, SQL
Excel 2013 is a big release for Microsoft BI, and this
session will be a whistle-stop tour of all of the cool new things in it. This
means not only PowerPivot and Power View but also GeoFlow, Data Explorer, the
new App model and even more obscure new features such as the WebService()
||SQL Server High Availability 2008 R2 and 2012: Overview and Solutions
Satya Shyam K Jayanty, SQL Server MVP
As an architect or DBA it is important to develop the right HADR strategy and corresponding solution which meets the availability requirement and at the same time provide the cost benefit for your organization. Come to this session to learn about how you can develop the right HADR solution for your environment. In this session, we will overview different solution alternatives and explain the key metrics to use for making the decision as well as discuss best practices using 2008 R2 and 2012 technologies.
||Managing Databases in Cloud OS
||Getting the most from your SAN - File and Filegroup design patterns
You’ve been given the task of optimising the File and Filegroup layout to get the most from your storage. Not sure where to start, or thinking you could get a more from your storage with a different design? Are your SAN guys telling you your storage can process 2 GB/s but you're only seeing 200 MB/s? This session will dive into how to optimise your File and Filegroup layout strategy to get the most from your I/O Subsytem, including a case study where we took a customer's table scans from 500 MB/s to 1.2 GB/s with only a change in filegroup layout. Topics covered include: - Layout for OLTP - Data Warehousing Fast Track Style - Data Warehousing on a SAN - Get data into your SSAS cubes faster (ProcessData) - Hidden options and “go faster” buttons - How to maximise performance in enterprise edition and master read ahead
||SQL Server Troubleshooting and Diagnostics|
SQL Server troubleshooting can a daunting task for those unfamiliar to this area This hands-on workshop will show how to methodically approach the troubleshooting task, how to evaluate what your next step should be Using the SQLCAT 'Performance and Scalability' Flowchart (SQL 2005/2008) we will go through a couple of practical examples of diagnosis and resolution Come and discover how to perform troubleshooting the way it should be done, know when to look at those more advanced techniques.
||SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse
||Prize draw & close