Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group

Welcome to the Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group

The Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group (JSSUG) was founded by Brian Knight in January 2003, creating a community for database developers and administrators in the Jacksonville area. The goal of JSSUG is to share knowledge, best practices, and network. Today, it is a community focusing on development, administration, and business intelligence. Free meetings are open to the public every month. Meetings include presentations, technology announcements, local job opportunities, and quick brainstorming/guidance for users experiencing difficulty. An after event for additional networking, shop talk, and users desiring more detailed guidance for specific challenges is available following the meeting.

Welcome

In an ongoing attempt to make the content presented useful to our members we start each meeting with a short Q&A session.  Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

6:00 - 6:20 - General Q&A session & Announcements 6:20 - 7:30 - Presentation(s) 7:30 - 7:45 - Door prizes and Question & Answer session 7:45-Whenever - Social time

 **NEW Location**Address:

Keiser University 
6430 Southpoint Pkwy #100
Jacksonville, FL 32216

If you have any questions, please feel free to email: Jeff Taylor at jeff@reviewmydb.com. 

Next Meeting

Wednesday,

July

16

JSSUG Monthly Meeting - July 16, 2014

Our monthly meetings as usual the third Wednesday of every month.

Featured Presentation:

SQL Server 2012 ColumnStore Indexes

Gareth Swanepoel, Premier Field Engineer Microsoft

Come and learn how the new SQL Server 2012 feature, ColumnStore Indexes (CSI's), can parallelize your Data Warehouse aggregations. I will be doing a deep dive into the innards of ColumnStore indexes; how they work, key characteristics, dos and don'ts, restrictions, and more. Additionally, I will have some insight into how CSI's will work in SQL Server 2014. If you are a production DBA who needs to find out more about some of the additional hot features that have been included with CSI's, like batch mode processing and data segments, then this session is for you. If you are a BI DBA or developer who needs to find out how CSI's can increase the performance of your aggregations and star-joins by up to 40 times, then this session is also for you.

About Gareth:
Gareth Swanepoel is a sysadmin-turned-SQL Server DBA. He has been working in the IT industry doing support and administration for over 25 years. He enjoys solving the complex problems that customers encounter when performance tuning SQL Server or when deploying SQL Server in large data warehouse environments. He is originally from South Africa and is currently a Dedicated Support Engineer (PFE) with Microsoft. He is a passionate member of the SQL Server community and is an accomplished author and speaker having presented at various user groups, SQL Saturdays, the PASS Summit and other technical conferences.

  

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