Sessions & Content

This talk takes a look at Cloud Computing – what it is, the types of Cloud available and their advantages and disadvantages along with what Microsoft Azure has to offer.
Come to this session to see how you can create a more efficient database development platform by integrating your VCS with SQL Server. In real-time, you’ll see how versioning, branching, merging, and the other manual tasks you hate can fade away with
Join Joseph for a fascinating look into SQL Server 2016 and its unmatched innovation across on-premises and the cloud to help you turn data into intelligent action
Think you know MDX? This session will show you some advanced, little-known but nonetheless practical tips and tricks for writing complex calculations and making your queries run faster.
This session covers the more advanced aspects of development for Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Areas such as data movement, workload concurrency and resource management will all be covered during this intense 60 minute session.
If you use AlwaysOn Availability Groups, then come learn about the new enhancements shipped with SQL Server 2012 SP3 and above which allows you to troubleshoot failovers in your AG and understand reasons for latency.
Microsoft ships a multitude of tools to help detect, diagnose and resolve problems inside of SQL Server. But which is best to use and when? This session teaches attendees how to tackle the troubleshooting process to achieve repeated, optimal results.
Analytics is all about having a good set of analytical tools. Last year at Sqlbits I outlined 4 such tools, this session will expand on that set. We’ll cover Dark Data, Probability calculations, RFI
This session will compare Microsoft’s options for deploying highly available SQL Server data platforms in mid-2016.
ETL Development takes time. Allen will show how PowerShell and BIML combine to make the development process seamless, consistent and reduces costly development time dramatically.
Azure Data Factory and SSIS are both data movement tools, but built for different purposes. In this session you will learn pros and cons of using each technology, and best practices of using each in real world scenarios.
Let's talk about how you can get the most out of Azure DocumentDB. In this session we will dive deep in to the mechanics of DocumentDB and explain the various levers available to tune performance.
Join me for an overview of how Azure SQL DB customers can simply secure their data using our most advanced features to-date including Always Encrypted, Transparent Data Encryption, Dynamic Data Masking and SQL Threat Detection.
SSIS is a powerful tool for extracting, transforming and loading data, but creating and maintaining a large number of SSIS packages can be both tedious and time-consuming. Learn how to speed up your SSIS development by using Biml and BimlScript.
Attend this session and understand how, why, and when SQL Server uses statistics and how the new CE will help improve performance.
Join this session on moving a legacy enterprise organisation into the modern BI world using the power of positive disruption and the Attunity tool set. This real world case study will explore Zurich Insurance’s journey featuring both the challenges and successes they faced.
Continuous Integration is not normally associated with data warehouse projects due to the perceived complexity of implementation. John will be showing how modern tools make it simple to apply Continuous Integration techniques to data warehouse projects
Buck Woody will lead you around the Cortana Intelligence Suite showing you how to create intelligent actions from data.
There's base R, modern R, the Hadleyverse, R in SQL, and more - understanding where to begin can be an exercise in frustration and cost you valuable time. This session takes you through the R you need to be productive quickly.
In this session we will talk through the process of gathering user requirements to provide a good starting point for your data model. We will use the Sun Modelling technique to aid us in this.
The typical performance bottleneck in your data warehouse is using SSIS to insert massive amount of data into SQL Server. In this session, you will learn how to improve the load performance with SSIS into SQL Server.
Learn how enhancements in Extended Events can help in easing the troubleshooting for common scenarios that you face in your daily SQL Server life.
Lindsey Allen will peel back the curtain on SQL Server 2016 new feature Operational Analytics. We continue to invest heavily in in-memory technology and have now introduced one of the more important features we are releasing as part of SQL Server.
Learn from a real customer how they developed and deployed a series of BI Office solutions to support various business functions including: Finance, Web Analytics Supply, Pricing.
An introduction with worked examples of the new Data Lake storage platform in Azure.
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