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PASS SQL Saturday’s -- Whole Lot of Great Technical Talk

Posted on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 @ 09:14 PM
  
  
  
  

PASS SQL SATURDAY

I am always amazed at how many people have still not heard of SQL Saturday a series of events put on by the Professional Association of SQL Server. At the presentation Jeff Szastak and I gave at VMworld on Virtualizing SQL Server: Doing IT RIght, we had an audience of about 800 people each time we spoke. At each presentation I asked the question how many people in the audience had heard of SQL Saturday’s and only about 50 people out of 800 raised their hands each time. 

These events are run all over the world. They cost very little and are packed with a whole lot of great Technical content taught by people working with SQL Server in the trenches.

Want to meet a real life Microsoft MVP, attend a SQL Saturday. At every SQL Saturday event I have attended I have met a number of Microsoft MVP’s.  Want to feel part of the SQL Server community; this is a great way to become part of it. At these events, I have met some great people and made a lot of good friends.

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On December 8th in Washington DC, I will be presenting at SQL Saturday #173. There will be 5 sessions running every hour from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Sample of Sessions at SQL Saturday 173, Washington DC

5 Common SQL Server Performance Issues, Jason Hall

A Complete BI Solution in About an Hour! , Aaron King

DBA Worst Practices, Disasters and Horror Stories, Mike Walsh

Designing an SSIS Framework , Andy Leonard

Minimally Invasive - Tools to Doctor Up Your Code, Wayne Sheffield (Ntirety)

Much Ado About Indexes - Tips, Tricks and TSQL, Robert Perl

Reporting Services for Mere DBAs, Jason Brimhall (Ntirety)

SQL Azure - What is it and why do you need it?, Scott Klein

Tax, Finance, and Money Tips for consultants, Brian Moran

Virtualizing SQL 2012: Doing It Right, Michael Corey (Ntirety)

More About SQL Saturday 173

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Dec 8 2012 at the Microsoft MTC , 5404 Wisconsin Ave Suite 700, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of 10.00 so that we can provide a lunch - not pizza! 

To learn more about  SQL Saturday 173 Click Here

Future SQL Saturday Events

Dec 01, 2012

 

SQLSaturday #181 - Tokyo 2012

Dec 01, 2012

 

SQLSaturday #182 - Istanbul 2012

Dec 08, 2012

 

SQLSaturday #173 - Washington DC 2012

Dec 15, 2012

 

SQLSaturday #180 - Nepal 2012

Jan 25, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #185 - Trinidad 2013

Feb 02, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #195 - Mexico 2013

Feb 09, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #183 - Albuquerque 2013

Feb 23, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #177 - Silicon Valley 2013

Mar 02, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #184 - North Haven 2013

Mar 02, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #186 - Auckland, NZ 2013

Mar 02, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #192 - Tampa 2013

Mar 09, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #194 - Exeter 2013

Mar 09, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #187 - Richmond 2013

Mar 16, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #188 - Portugal 2013

Apr 13, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #189 - Costa Rica 2013

Apr 20, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #196 - Denmark 2013

Apr 27, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #193 - Phoenix 2013

Apr 27, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #175 - Fargo 2013

Sep 14, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #191 - Kansas City 2013

Sep 21, 2013

 

SQLSaturday #190 - Denver 2013

 

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IOUG Virtualization SIG - Online Symposium

Posted on Sun, Oct 28, 2012 @ 08:14 PM
  
  
  
  

Without leaving your office, you can get access to world class experts sharing with you what they know about how to sucessfully Virtualizw your Oracle Database. This is a no-brainer. The best part cost of admission is free. If you are a vendor looking at how you can be part of this. There are sponsorship oppurtunities available. If you are interested reach out to one of the two Co-Vendor Liaison Chairs - Michael Corey, Ntirety or Charles Kim at Viscosity North America. My contact information is at the end of this Blog.

November 7 - Oracle on Oracle VM

Register Today
10:00am - 10:55am CDT      Oracle on Oracle VM - Expert Panel
11:00am - 11:50am CDT     Successfully Deploy the Infrastructure Cloud with Oracle VM
12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT    The RAC OVM Templates and the new DeployCluster tool on OVM3
1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT      The Latest on Oracle VM
2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT         Simplifying Application Deployment in Cloud Using Virtual Assemblies and EM 12c

November 8 - Oracle Databases on VMware
Register Today
10:00am - 10:55am CDT    Virtualizing Oracle
11:00am - 11:50am CDT    Oracle Virtualization Best Practices from VMware Support
12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT    Virtualization Migration Strategies
1:00pm - 1:50pm  CDT      Storage Best Practices for Oracle on VMware
2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT       Raising the Bar with Oracle on Vblock(tm) Systems

Day 1- Oracle on Oracle VM

Oracle on Oracle VM - Expert Panel
Panelists: Tariq Farooq, Honglin Su, Kai Yu, Mike Ault, Dr. Bert Scalzo
Virtualization is the foundation stone in the cloud computing era. In this session, expert panelists and speakers present, detail and elaborate on a comprehensive concepts overview, insights, recommendations, best practices, current strategies, pros and cons, relevance/role in cloud computing, prevalent/dominant paradigms and technologies and a whole lot more about virtualization as it relates to Oracle DBAs - from the perspective of Oracle on Oracle VM.

Deploy the Infrastructure Cloud with Oracle VM
Speakers: Charles Kim, Nitin Vengurlekar
Virtualization is the process of abstracting computing resources such that multiple operating system and application images can share a single physical server, bringing significant cost-of-ownership and manageability benefits. Though its Oracle VM, Oracle offers scalable, low-cost server virtualization solutions for varying workloads and applications, as well as the driving force behind consolidation. Over the past couple of years, Oracle VM has become a major challenger in the Oracle Database virtualization space. If you are considering Oracle databases on Oracle VM, you cannot afford to miss this session by Charles Kim and Nitin Vengurlekar, Managing Directors from Viscosity North America, as they share their virtualization experiences on successfully deploying Oracle VM and describe how customers can achieve lower CapEx and OpEx using Oracle VM.
Key topics covered in their presentation will be:
- OVM History and Architecture
- OVM Core Features
- OVM 3.x New Features
- Importance of Templates
- Deployment Workflow
- Steps towards Virtualization
- Challenges
- Best Practices

The RAC Oracle VM Templates and the New DeployCluster Tool on OVM3
Speaker: Saar Maoz, Consulting Software Engineer, Oracle Corporation
The popular RAC OVM templates were refreshed this summer to more optimally support OVM3. A new tool called DeployCluster allows for even faster automation then ever! End to end (including network setup) clsuter build with no Dom0 or Guest VM access. All previously released RAC tempates can be mixed and matches and full backwards compatibility is retained for OVM2 users. Come see for yourself how easy it is to deploy RAC in an OVM2 environment. Demos will be show live as time permits.

The Latest on Oracle VM
Speaker: Ronen Kofman, Director Product Management, Oracle VM, Oracle
Oracle VM has come a long way with great customer interest and analyst recognition. In addition to the application-driven architecture and design to scale, Oracle VM continues to drive integrated management into all aspects of the product. Join us in this session to get a technical deep dive of the latest features in Oracle VM and expanded management support.

Simplifying Application Deployment in Cloud Using Virtual Assemblies and EM 12c
Speaker: Kai Yu, Dell Oracle Solutions Engineering
Oracle virtual assemblies provide a great way to simplify the deployment of enterprise-class multi-tier applications and their configuration dependencies. Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder 11gR1 can create Oracle virtual assembly packages by capturing the state of an installed application topology. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c can deploy there assemblies in the cloud resulting in fully operational application stack within minutes. This session will walk you step by step through the Oracle virtual assembly creation process. This session will also demostrate how you can use Oracle Enterprise Manager 12 Cloud Control to deploy an assembly in a self-service cloud built on a Dell platform.

Day 2- Oracle on VMware

Virtualization Oracle
Speaker: Mark Achtemichuck and Don Sullivan
The world has moved beyond wondering if critical workloads can be virtualized.  The issue of interest today is how to maximize the benefit of virtualizing challenging workloads like Oracle databases.  This session will take a detailed look at how and why Oracle runs better on vSphere than on hardware, and shows how you can analyze workloads to achieve similar results and be prepared to address typical operational issues.  Mark Achtemichuck (VCDX) is a VMware Performance Specialist, and will dive deeper into how vSphere architectural considerations are related to these key characteristics, and provide guidance on efficiently analyzing and responding to performance issues you may encounter in daily operation.  Don Sullivan is an Oracle Certified Master as well as an Oracle Tier One Specialist at VMware. 


Oracle Virtualization Best Practices for VMware Support
Speaker: Mike Matthies, VMware
This session will focus on best practices from a VMware support perspective. VMware support will show attendees how to avoid common mistakes, misunderstandings of configurations and best practices learned from the trenches.

Virtualization Migration Strategies
Speaker: George Trujillo & Charles Kim, Viscosity NA
This presentation will focus on Oracle virtualization best practices. Topics will include the Oracle Virtual Infrastructure, migration options with the same endianness, migration options for different endianness and best practices.

Storage Best Practices for Oracle on VMware
Speaker: Brad Davie, EMC
Storage is a key component of any virtualized infrastructure. The speaker will discuss storage hardware and software capabilities, and provide a comprehensive set of storage best practices designed to enhance performance, scalability and availability of Oracle databases running in a VMware environment.

Raising the Bar with Oracle on Vblock(tm) Systems
Speakers: Samir Shah, VCE and Danny Dunn, Cisco
Learn how VCE delivers a pre-engineered and validated converged infrastructure to reduce costs, speed time to value and de-risk Oracle deployments. Gain an inside perspective on harnessing the power of Vblock(tm) Systems to ensure and predictable Oracle performance, as well as enhanced operational agility and scalability for E-Business Suite R12 & RAC

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VMWORLD 2012 Barcelona Spain – An Attendee’s Score Card

Posted on Sun, Oct 21, 2012 @ 03:25 PM
  
  
  
  

I was very fortunate that the presentation I created with Jeff Szastak titled APP-BCA1516 – Virtualizing SQL 2012: Doing IT Right was also selected for VMWORLD Barcelona. Not many presentations were asked to also present in Barcelona putting Jeff and me in good company with likes of Michael Webster and Don Sullivan. If you have not seen them present, I would highly recommend both of them.

In this blog, I am going to attempt to give you my honest appraisal of VMWORLD 2012 Barcelona. My review will be from a Business Critical Applications perspective (Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, SAP, E-Business Suite) which is what matters most to me as opposed to a general VMware perspective.

Fira Barcelona Gran Via Venue Score     

Grade: “C”

The city of Barcelona is beautiful. As a destination city in Europe, it is a wonderful place to visit. As a conference city, it has a very long way to go. When the city built the conference center known by the locals as Fira Barcelona Gran Via, they chose to put it quite a distance away from the city center. In addition, there was no shuttle service from the hotels to the venue. Given the distance the hotels were from the conference venue, I suspect it was cost prohibitive to run such a shuttle service.

I talked to some attendee who attempted to use public transportation. There was not a subway stop near the conference center. I also was told there was a very long wait for the busses that would take you to the nearest Metro station, making public transit a very unlikely option. Most attendees, myself included, used the local taxi service. The line was usually at least 30 minutes long. There was no attempt to try and group people together.  So, every day I spent around 25/30 Euros, which was pretty typical. A very expensive trip in and out.

The registration desk was right as you walked in.  You could not miss it. The conference registration lines were very reasonable and the staff very helpful.

The conference layout itself was terrible. It was very long and narrow, which made it feel very crowded. It took some getting used to. In the facility's defense, they had lots of help around to show you the way. Because it was so long and narrow, you had quite a long walk to get to the Tradeshow & Hands-on Labs portion of the event.

At European events I have attended in the past, food is usually much better than their U.S. counterparts. That was not the case here. No one was happy with the food. By conference standards, it got low marks. Problem was you had no alternatives. The conference was in the middle of nowhere and you could not walk outside for an alternative.

Speaker services were excellent. A real strength as compared to other events I have spoke at. There is a place for speakers to work, lots of support staff to help and coffee and snacks available.

Tradeshow & Hands-On Labs       

Grade: “A”

The Hands-on Labs were excellent. Just spending your time in the Hands-on Labs alone can make it worth your while to attend the event.  I did not experience this first hand, but I was told there was some issues the first days. That seems to be a recurring theme at all VMWorlds. I think they always underestimate just how popular the hands-on labs are going to be.

Here is a sample of some of the Hands-on Labs that were available:

HOL-APP-03 Enable Database as a Service (DBaaS) in Your Cloud with VMware vFabric Data Director

HOL-APP-01 Manage Your vCloud Suite Applications with VMware vFabric Application Director

HOL-INF-02 Explore vSphere 5.1 Distributed Switch (vDS) New Features

HOL-INF-05 Implement Disaster Recovery for the Cloud with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)

HOL-INF-06 Deploy and Operate Your Cloud with the VMware vCloud Suite

HOL-OPS-01 Manage Your vCloud Suite Deployment with VMware vCenter Operations Manager Enterprise

HOL-OPS-05 Explore VMware vCenter Operations Manager Enterprise New Features

The Trade Show, which is, known as Solutions Exchange, was excellent. All the major players I would expect to see were there except for Oracle.

VMworld Barcelona 2012  Technical Content

Business Critical Applications Technical Content Grade:                 “A”

Business Critical Applications Quantity of Presentation Grade:       “C”

VMware Technology Content Overall Grade:                                       “A”

The overall content concerning VMware product and features was excellent.  When it came to Business Critical Applications like an Oracle Database or a Microsoft SQL Server database I thought the technical content was excellent, but there was not enough representation.

Here is the List of Oracle Presentations that were available:

APP-BCA1333 Virtualizing Oracle RAC

APP-BCA1344 Virtualizing Oracle for Disaster Recovery with Data Guard and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager.

APP-CAP2341 Accelerate Database Virtualization with VMware vFabric Data Director

GD46 Oracle Virtualization with Jan-Willem Lammers

Here is the list of Microsoft SQL Server Presentations that were available:

APP-BCA1516 Virtualizing SQL 2012: Doing IT Right

APP-BCA1530 Virtualizing Highly Available SQL Servers

GD44 Database for Microsoft Applications with Jeff Szastak

The Technical content of these presentations were excellent. But there is just not enough quantity. A database is one of the most intensive business critical applications you will ever virtualize. To only have 3 Microsoft SQL Server presentations or 4 Oracle Presentations is not enough. VMWorld needs to get as serious about virtualizing business critical applications as VMware is.

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VMworld 2012: Virtualizing SQL Server 2012 APP-BCA1516

Posted on Tue, Sep 04, 2012 @ 08:42 PM
  
  
  
  

Derek Seaman's Blog

Derek a fellow VMware vExpert took the time to write a blog about Jeff Szastak's and my presentation at VMworld 2012. He did a great job of summarizing what he heard. Here is a link to this blog article. I would also check out his many other Blogs. A lot of good information here.

Derek Seaman's Blog VMworld 2012: Virtualizing SQL Server 2012 APP-BCA1516

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Free Seminar: Key Strategies & Best Practices Virtualizing Oracle

Posted on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 @ 03:22 PM
  
  
  
  

 

Free Seminar: Key Strategies & Best Practices Virtualizing Oracle

An excellent workshop is going to be delivered in Rochester, NY, New York, NY and Stamford, CT around virtualizing Oracle on VMware.

Learn Key Strategies and Best Practices around Virtualizing Oracle

Please join us to learn the secret sauce on reference architectures, best practices, storage, migration strategies as well as stories from the trenches around virtualizing Oracle on VMware.  This is a detailed technical workshop addressing core knowledge that every Oracle DBA needs to understand about virtualizing Oracle.  This is a can't miss workshop being presented by three industry recognized Oracle experts:

  • Michael Corey, Founder and CEO, Ntirety – Oracle ACE and VMware vExpert, Author of Tuning Oracle, Oracle Data Warehousing, Oracle A Beginner's Guide, ...
  • Charles Kim, Co-Founder Viscosity North America – Oracle ACE Director and VMware VCP, Author of Oracle Data Guard Handbook, Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs, Oracle 11g New Features, Oracle ASM, ...
  • George Trujillo, Oracle Double ACE, VCP, VMware Tier One Specialist

Register Today


 
Thursday, 9/6 – Rochester, NY  
Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
199 Woodcliff Drive
Rochester, NY 14692
Thursday, 9/13 – New York, NY   
Morton’s The Steakhouse
551 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tuesday, 9/18 – Stamford, CT   
Marriot Stamford Hotel and Spa
243 Tresser Boulevard
Stamford, CT  06901
Agenda
 
08:30 a.m.
Welcome, Registration, Breakfast
09:00 a.m.
Virtualization Architecture and Fundamentals
09:30 a.m.
Why Customers are Virtualizing Business Critical Applications
09:45 a.m.
Key Strategies for Migrating to Virtual Servers
10:45 a.m.
Break
11:00 a.m.
Virtualizing Business Critical Applications: Doing it RIght
12:00 p.m.
Key Tuning and Monitoring Metrics DBAs Need to Know
12:30 p.m.
Lunch, Networking, & Raffle Giveaway*
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
*One lucky winner will receive Beats Solo HD headphones by Dr. Dre

 

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VMworld 2012 - Why is this conference so special

Posted on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 @ 02:05 PM
  
  
  
  

VMworld 2012 – Why is this event so special

 

Well I am sitting in San Francisco right now trying to gather my thoughts about VMworld 2012. It has been non-stop action since I have gotten here. The Hands-On-Labs are running till 10pm at night and people are in there every night. The best Technology conference I have attended in many years.  I make that statement for quite a few reasons.

 

Sense of Community

 

There is a sense of community at the VMworld conference that just does not exist anymore at other technology events. Perhaps that could be said of the open source community, but I am not an active part of the community and would not have first hand knowledge. It reminds of the early Oracle conferences I attended going back to  Oracle Version 4 days, when we knew we were part of something special. I would go to the events and people like Bob Miner were attending the events. For those who don’t know who Bob Miner he was one of the founders of Oracle and in many ways the heart and soul of Oracle. He would be waiting in line with the rest of us thirsty for the knowledge that would be shared shortly.

 

As I attend VMworld I feel that same sense of being part of something special.  This is a technology that is changing the world for the better and its great to be a part of it. To use an Analogy I heard first from Don Sullivan’s at VMware.  When you use your cell phone, do you care what cell tower you are using. Do you even need to know as long as it works? Once you break the chains of the physical world you are now into a whole new world order as it pertains to technology. So this strong sense of community and being part of a technology that is changing the world, as we know is making this a very special event to be part of.

 

The VMworld community

 

Everyone I meet is approachable and ready to share information.  This strong sense of community has created a bond that has spread to everyone there. When I attend the events, I feel like I am in a room of like-minded souls.  When I attend the many talks, everyone is respectful of the other technologies that are out there.  I have not seen a talk that pitted itself against Oracles hypervisor. The speakers alwasy take the high road and just talk the facts. It reminds me of the saying “The Truth shall set you free”. They are comfortable with the fact that VMware’s technology stack and capabilities speak for themself. It refreshing, I feel like I am a technology event, not a marketing event designed to assimilate me into the proper way of thinking regardless of the facts. This honest way of thinking extends all the to the local user community known as VMUGS.

 

VMware – The Company

 

I can honestly say I like the people at VMware. I like working with them. I like collaborating with them. Everyone I met is dedicated to helping make the customer successful.  Its not the Usual what can do you for me? What have you done for me lately approach? There is a sense of collaboration I have not seen anywhere else in the technology community. I joined a conversation where Don Sullivan was talking to Michael Matthies in support. Telling Don just tell the Oracle DBA’s call us no matter what the issue. Feel free to call us before they call Oracle support. There was this strong sense of commitment to help the customer. The customer comes first. It was so refreshing.  I don’t know any other Billion-dollar company where I can say I like everyone I have interacted with.

 

So as I attend VMworld 2012 I think to myself I am part of a technology that is changing the world. It feels great to be part of it.

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NYC SQLSaturday Coming August 4th

Posted on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 @ 02:44 PM
  
  
  
  

SQLSaturday #158 - NYC

The NYC SQL Saturday event #158 will be taking place on Saturday August 4th in the Microsoft NYC Office at 1290 Avenue of the Americas.  This much anticipated event features many prominent SQL Server community speakers, MVP’s and vendors, so this is a must-attend event for anyone who works with or is interested in learning more about SQL Server. 

To Quote another Blog I recently read "48 amazing sessions by some of the most respected people in the SQL Server community.  I have my ticket, hope to see you there"

More information on the event and the link to register can be found off of the SQL Saturday website located here

SQLSaturday Event Schedule NYC

Track    Starts    Session Title    Speaker
Track 1    08:30 AM    Kickoff / Keynote    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 1    09:00 AM    Microsoft's Big Play for Big Data    Andrew Brust
Track 1    10:15 AM    SQL Server Internals & Architecture    Kevin Kline
Track 1    11:30 AM    Lunch Break    SQLSaturday 158
Track 1    12:30 PM    SQL Azure - What is it and why do I need it?    Scott Klein
Track 1    01:45 PM    SQL Azure Scalability with Federations    Scott Klein
Track 1    03:00 PM    Designing an SSIS Framework    Andy Leonard
Track 1    04:15 PM    Loading the Cloud    Andy Leonard
Track 1    5:30 PM    Closing / Prizes    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 2    08:30 AM    Kickoff / Keynote    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 2    09:00 AM    Performance Tuning SQL Server Integration Services    Brian Knight
Track 2    10:15 AM    Data Cleansing with SSIS 2012    Brian Knight
Track 2    11:30 AM    Lunch Break    SQLSaturday 158
Track 2    12:30 PM    Building Faster SQL Servers    Brent Ozar
Track 2    01:45 PM    Real-Life SQL 2012 Availability Group Deployments    Brent Ozar
Track 2    03:00 PM    What's new in SQL Server 2012 - from A to Z    Kevin Goff
Track 2    04:15 PM    SQL Server 2012 Columnstore index    Kevin Goff
Track 2    5:30 PM    Closing / Prizes    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 3    08:30 AM    Kickoff / Keynote    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 3    09:00 AM    Programming T-SQL Enhancements in SQL Server 2012    Leonard Lobel
Track 3    10:15 AM    Introducing SQL Server Data Tools    Leonard Lobel
Track 3    11:30 AM    Lunch Break    SQLSaturday 158
Track 3    12:30 PM    Much Ado about Indexes - Tips, Tricks and Tuning..    Robert Pearl
Track 3    01:45 PM    Alright,WHY is the server REALLY running so slow!    Steve Simon
Track 3    03:00 PM    But it worked great in Dev! Perfomance for Devs    Randy Knight
Track 3    04:15 PM    What's Buried in the Plan Cache?    Christina Leo
Track 3    5:30 PM    Closing / Prizes    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 4    08:30 AM    Kickoff / Keynote    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 4    09:00 AM    Virtualizing Tier-1 SQL Server Databases On VMware    Michael Corey
Track 4    10:15 AM    Hadoop and its Ecosystem Components in Action    Andrew Brust
Track 4    11:30 AM    Lunch Break    SQLSaturday 158
Track 4    12:30 PM    Moves like Jagger - Upgrading to SQL Server 2012    Mark Broadbent
Track 4    01:45 PM    READPAST & Furious-Transactions.Locking.Isolation.    Mark Broadbent
Track 4    03:00 PM    How Not to Be a Cranky DBA    Mike Hillwig
Track 4    04:15 PM    SQL Server Dos and Don'ts: Keys to DBA Nirvana    Allan Hirt
Track 4    5:30 PM    Closing / Prizes    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 5    08:30 AM    Kickoff / Keynote    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 5    09:00 AM    Replicaton Technologies    Hilary Cotter
Track 5    10:15 AM    Temporal Fact Tables: The Road Less Traveled    Martin Schoombee
Track 5    11:30 AM    Lunch Break    SQLSaturday 158
Track 5    12:30 PM    Get-PowerShell | Get-SQLServer    SB Chatterjee
Track 5    01:45 PM    Real World Integration Services: Excel Spreadsheet    Todd McDermid
Track 5    03:00 PM    Mastering Date-Time Based Analysis in DAX    Dan Clark
Track 5    04:15 PM    Full Text Indexing Basics    John Miner
Track 5    5:30 PM    Closing / Prizes    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 6    08:30 AM    Kickoff / Keynote    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 6    09:00 AM    Without A SQLTrace - Getting To Know Extended Even    AJ Mendo
Track 6    10:15 AM    Seven SQL Agent Jobs You Should be Running    Mike Hillwig
Track 6    11:30 AM    Lunch Break    SQLSaturday 158
Track 6    12:30 PM    Introduction to Data Quality Services    Marc Jellinek
Track 6    01:45 PM    Shred SQL Server XML.    Alex Grinberg
Track 6    03:00 PM    Running SQL Server on Solid State Drives    Linchi Shea
Track 6    04:15 PM    Enriching Applications with SSAS Data Mining    Peter Myers
Track 6    5:30 PM    Closing / Prizes    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 7    08:30 AM    Kickoff / Keynote    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 7    09:00 AM    Writing Faster Stored Procedures and Functions    Andy Novick
Track 7    10:15 AM    I Got Your Back (Up)...    Mark Swofford
Track 7    11:30 AM    Lunch Break    SQLSaturday 158
Track 7    12:30 PM    Team Management Fundamentals    Kevin Kline
Track 7    01:45 PM    Advanced Charting Techniques in SSRS    Jason Thomas
Track 7    03:00 PM    Slowly changing dimensions- an integrated approach    Mark Stacey
Track 7    04:15 PM    SSAS 2012 Tabular vs. Multidimensional    William E. Pearson III
Track 7    5:30 PM    Closing / Prizes    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 8    08:30 AM    Kickoff / Keynote    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday
Track 8    09:00 AM    SQL 2012 Error Handling. Pick your Destiny    Rick Morelan
Track 8    10:15 AM    (SQL,SSIS,MDS) Adv Fuzzy Matching Roll Your Own    Ira Whiteside
Track 8    11:30 AM    Lunch Break    SQLSaturday 158
Track 8    12:30 PM    Creating a Performance Baseline for SQL Server    Ron Johnson
Track 8    01:45 PM    Surviving Your Peak Database Load    Ben DeBow
Track 8    03:00 PM    Know Backups and Know Recovery    Tim Radney
Track 8    04:15 PM    Deploying SQL Server 2012 Multi-site Clusters    Edwin Sarmiento
Track 8    5:30 PM    Closing / Prizes    SQL Saturday SQL Saturday

 

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These events are a must attend for anyone who is serious about there careers in the SQL Server Community. They feature a full day of free training taught my some of the best in the industry. I have attended a number of these over the years. They are awesome.  My own talk is being co-presented by Jeff Szastak from VMware. One of the true experts on SQL Server within VMware. 

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Not only do you get some great tech talk you get to go to one of the greatest cities in the world. On top of that all the speakers are very approachable. I have made a number of good friends at these events over the years. I wish when I was active on the PASS board I had thought of this. I don’t know who did, but who ever did, it’s a truly awesome event.

If you had to pay for this training, it would be priceless. Yet the price of admission is giving up a Saturday.  A very fair tradeoff if you asked my opinion.  Look forward to seeing you there.

My presentation with Jeff Szastak will be on SQLServer and doing it right on VMware.

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What Does DBA Stand For? A Fun Look at the DBA (Updated)

Posted on Mon, Jun 04, 2012 @ 04:44 PM
  
  
  
  

A Fun Look at the DBA

A bunch of us got together and put our heads together for what DBA really stand for. Regardless of if its, an Oracle DBA, SQL Server DBA, DB2 DBA, MySQL DBA. If you have one that is not on the list please share with us.

 

  • DBA Stands For......
  • Data Base Administrator
  • Don't be assertive
  • Doing business after-hours
  • Don't bother asking
  • Don't be afraid
  • Don't beg anymore
  • Dumb But Adorable
  • Driven By Aggression
  • Deaf But Astute
  • Drinking Beer Allday
  • Drugs Beer and Alcohol
  • Deep Brain Activity
  • Deaf But Astute
  • Dubious Business Acronyms
  • Default Blame Acceptor
  • Does Bugger All
  • Do Be Accurate
  • Determined Best Always

If you have one that you feel should be added please let me know.

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SQL Saturday #142 Waltham MA

Posted on Mon, May 07, 2012 @ 08:49 PM
  
  
  
  

What is SQL Saturday

PASS SQLSaturday’s are free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers. Whether you're attending a SQLSaturday or thinking about hosting your own, we think you'll find it's a great way to spend a Saturday – or any day.

Boston SQL Saturday Next Date

May 19, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #142 - Waltham 2012

 

To Learn More About Other SQL Saturdays

Click Here To Learn More About SQL Saturday

 

Other SQL Saturday's

May 12, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #112 - Birmingham 2012
May 12, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #129 - Rochester 2012
May 19, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #142 - Waltham 2012
May 19, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #119 - Chicago 2012
May 26, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #106 - Puerto Rico 2012
Jun 02, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #117 - Columbus 2012
Jun 09, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #121 - Philadelphia 2012
Jun 09, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #132 - Pensacola 2012
Jun 16, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #141 - South Florida 2012
Jun 30, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #148 - Shanghai 2012
Jul 14, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #155 - Lima 2012
Jul 21, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #122 - Louisville 2012
Jul 28, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #126 - Indianapolis 2012
Jul 28, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #144 - Sacramento 2012
Aug 02, 2012 iCal SQLSaturday #143 - Honolulu 2012

 

Attending a SQL Saturday is a no brainer ! ! !   If you are serious as a SQL Server professional then you should make the effort. I feel so strongly its why my company has helped sponsor these events locally.

 

Michael Corey

Founder & CEO, Ntirety

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Free Technical Seminar May 3 Oracle on Vmware (Cambridge, MA)

Posted on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 @ 02:38 PM
  
  
  
  

Learn Key Skills, Insights and Strategies around Oracle in Virtual Data Centers

Please join us to learn why the virtualization of Oracle is accelerating. Learn strategies, tips and skills from the subject matter experts and understand why knowledge experts in Oracle virtual data centers are becoming the most sought after specialists in the IT industry. The virtualization of Oracle on VMware is one of the fastest growing segments in the IT industry. The demand for Oracle virtualization experts on VMware is greatly exceeding the supply.

This workshop is being presented by three industry recognized Oracle experts and Oracle Ace's Michael Corey, Charles Kim and George Trujillo.

Agenda    
08:30 a.m.    Welcome, Registration & Breakfast
09:00 a.m.    Virtualization Architecture and Fundamentals
09:30 a.m.    Understanding the Rapid Acceleration of Oracle Virtualization
09:45 a.m.    Key Strategies for Migrating to Virtual Servers
10:45 a.m.    Break
11:00 a.m.    What DBAs need to Know about Virtual Infrastructure and Management
12:00 p.m.    Key Tuning and Monitoring Metrics DBAs Need to Know
12:30 p.m.    Lunch & Networking
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided

REGISTER TODAY. Seating is limited for this program and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTER HERE 



Michael Corey

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www.ntirety.com 

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Ntirety Corporate Twitter Account: Ntirety

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