In this purely demo-based session, I will show several real-life attacks, from mere reading up to disrupting service availability via various types of manual and automated SQL Injection, including a broadly unknown elevation of privileges attack.
Error handling in T-SQL stored procedures
In this intensive one hour session, learn how to analyse and visualise your data using the Data Analysts Toolkit - Microsoft Power BI complemented with R
This session goes beyond the classical star schema modeling, exploring new techniques to model data with Power Pivot and SSAS Tabular. You will see how brute-force power in DAX allows different data models than those used in SSAS Multidimensional
Manage Reports, Users/Security, Subscriptions, Report history, Snapshot.
In this session we'll look at the common causes of bad execution plans and examine options for resolving the problem, short term and long term.
Impress the boss and your colleagues by delivering Dashboards, KPIS, maps and Scorecards wrapped in a tablet-ready interface with SSRS
Everyone wants a job they enjoy and look forward to working at each day. This session will present practical techniques for improving your brand and giving you the chance to interview for the job you want.
Learn how to use performance counters, report execution log data, and trace files to troubleshoot performance problems. Learn how to set up a monitoring solution to capture data and diagnose slow queries.
Information Workers and Data Analysts do “myth busting" on corporate performance and forecasts on regular basis. This session uncovers ways to take advantage of Power BI as Software as a Service (SaaS) for a "myth busting" lab you can try at home!
Sets are king when it comes to SQL Server, but sometimes you need to see data row by row. Window
Functions help you get the best of both worlds. Learn when and where these functions can help you get what you need without compromising performance.
Attend this session and understand how, why, and when SQL Server uses statistics and how this new feature will help improve performance.
A deep dive into batch mode scalability with column store index and SQL 2014.
Continuous delivery is an approach that enables new functionality to be delivered as needed. This session will cover how this approach can be applied to data warehouses to enable faster time to value for the consumers of the data.
Building software is hard, and we often find that fixing bugs is expensive if they are not caught early. Continuous Integration (CI) has proven to be a valuable technique in improving software quality and this session demonstrates CI for databases.
In this session we describe how to instrument a new or existing solution, and create a Telemetry system that will delight your customers, run your application efficiently and reduce your COGs.
Everyone knew how to keep data safe and secure, right up until Edward Snowden revealed this error. Learn how to keep the data secure, by identifying and quantifying the risks. Take away practical tips and advice to apply immediately.
Let's debate database design issues: NULLs, surrogate keys, datatypes, RI and more
Learn ready-to-use DAX patterns improving development speed of Power Pivot solutions. Good also for SSAS Tabular developers.
This session targets SSAS developers that are already dealing with complex security solutions on a regular basis and want to get more insights on what actually happens inside SSAS when the different kinds of security are applied to their model.
Polybase is one of the most exciting, innovative features in PDW; enabling transparent data integration with Hadoop's distributed file system (HDFS) and soon Windows Azure Storage Blobs (WASB). See it in action.
This session shows how you can use SQL Server 2014’s features to meet your solution’s non-functional requirements and ensure operational success.
This 500 level session will focus on using undocumented statements and trace flags to get insight into how the query optimizer works and show you which operations it performs during query optimization.
In this session we'll look at the things you should and shouldn't be doing now, to protect yourself and your data against the risk of corruption and thing you should and shouldn't do should the database ever become corrupt.
We all know that ‘Indexing’ is KING when it comes to achieving high levels of performance in SQL Server. When Indexing also combines 2 of the Enterprise features: Partitioning & Compression
Learn how to identify
Join me for an hour of playing with different ETL patterns by using Clustered Columnstore Indexes.
Using different Hardware might lead you to different conclusions,
and the size of the workload is always the paramount of your performance.
In this session I want to demonstrate to you some of the coolest features and possibilities of this Tracing Framework. You will never want to see Profiler again.
Microsoft is moving to the cloud and SQL Server 2014 is the first release with features designed specifically to extend your datacentre into the cloud.
In that session we will discuss about Data Governance around Power BI and on-prem platforms
How to avoid dataset-hell ? What are the best practices for sharing queries ? Who is the famous Data Steward ?
Learn where to start reading execution plans and how to interpret them in order to understand how to tune poorly performing queries.
Hadoop (Big Data) vs SQL Server. A view from a SQL Server DBA / Developer
How does SQL Server build results? We'll role play: Brent Ozar will be an end user sending in queries, and you'll be SQL Server. This session is for people who are comfortable writing queries, but not with indexes, statistics, and sargability.
You don't buy a lot of servers, but you're about to deploy SQL Server, and you only get one chance to make it right. Brent Ozar will boil down everything you need to know into just a few simple decisions including SQL Edition, sockets, and RAM.
It's time to take your ad-hoc Powershell scripts turn them into your very own module. And while we're at it we will add proper error handling, parameterization & pipeline support. I will also demonstrate how to build help, force and whatif support.
In this session I will talk about backup, integrity check, and index and statistics maintenance, and how you can use my maintenance solution (http://ola.hallengren.com) in an enterprise environment.
In this session, you will learn what SSIS is and which components it consist of, how to use the SSIS catalog to track the execution of the package and how to troubleshoot packages.
R was originally for doing stats, but it now does database CRUD, reporting, documentation, and even websites. It can be awkward to know where to start, so this session fast tracks you to the sections you need to know about.
You have tuned your SQL server to it's limits, you have maxed the RAM on your server, and still your data warehouse is too slow. Is a Parallel Data Warehouse the next step?
So you are a developer or a systems admin and you've just been handed a SQL Server database and you've got no idea what to do with it. I've got some of the answers here in this session for you.
Join this session to make a deep dive into how SQL Server implements physical locking with lightweight synchronization objects like Latches and Spinlocks.
In this session we'll look at the structure and basics of MDX, the Multi Dimensional query eXpression language for querying Analysis Services OLAP cubes. We'll start at the beginning, so no previous experience necessary.
Come to this session to learn about the next wave of Microsoft’s analytic capabilities. Big data opens up great possibilities but do you have the right skills as a data scientist? Learn what Microsoft is doing in the analytics space
In one hour we will take a sample ecommerce application and database, show tools available for both schema and data migration and the demo performance, scalability and monitoring impacts.
In-memory OLTP is probably one of the most radical technologies to hit SQL Server in a long time. It has become the topic of endless discussions, debates, and the unavoidable myths. In this session we will cover the actual pains that drove the design
This session will help DBAs to understand what changes they need to make in their performance and monitoring practices for virtualized database servers.
Once you've decided to move to Azure with any of your databases, you're going to need to know how they're performing, this session shows you.
You don’t have to be an analysis services guru to gain a better understanding of how to analyse, configure and optimise cube processing.
Alberto will start with a simple query and he will perform on stage all the necessary steps to optimize it, showing you the tools ant the techniques used to identify the bottleneck and to fix the performance issues
Because there are always at least two sides of the performance coin, in this session aimed at .Net and SQL developers, we'll dive into the workings of the .Net SqlClient and give you insight into way more than just SqlCommand.ExecuteReader()
Writing efficient queries with temporal predicates is finally not a problem anymore.
Patching is often the cause of most of our downtime be it hardware, Windows, or SQL Server. This session will guide you around pitfalls to increase your uptime and reliability while managing your downtime related to patching and updating
This session will discuss the recommended approaches and best practices for partitioning and scaling Windows Azure SQL Database, allowing you to fully leverage the managed relational database service and take advantage of massive scale-out scenarios.
In this demo-rich presentation, Brian shows you some of the common and not so common ways to tune SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).
PowerBi is hot. This session starts with an empty Excel workbook and walks you via Power Pivot and Power Query to Power View and Power Map.
Explore Power Query features to import data from existing Corporate BI systems.
An in-depth session on advanced Power Query functionality and the M language
Unit and integration testing for SSIS packages can be challenging. Come to this session to learn how to leverage open-source tools to drive the testing of your packages and the resulting data.
The query optimizer is at the heart of SQLServer. Much of the its' internal workings are hidden from the user, but can be revealed by using a selection of undocumented trace flags. This session will be a deep dive into the these internals.
It's 18:00 o'clock on Friday. You execute a process that usually takes a few minutes and start packing in order to start the weekend. You are already with your bag on your back, but the process doesn't finish. What should you do now?
Are you a frustrated DBA? Ready to snap? Before you do, come see Revenge: The SQL! and learn a kinder, gentler form of vengeance.
Is your incoming data volume becoming just too hot to handle? What you need is an In-Memory OLTP "Flaming" partition!
The way our data will be stored is changing and it's all about your network. Come find out why CSVs, SMB, Windows Scale Out File Servers, fast networks, and maybe even the cloud are in your future.
In this session we'll take a look at some nice bits of TSQL coding to resolve troublesome coding problems. We'll also look into writing code to make use of some TSQL features that are under used in daily coding.
In this session, you will learn the internals of SSIS and why having a deep understanding is important to solve performance problems, and how the control flow and data flow engine work.
T4 templating will be a first class citizen in SSDT for SQL Server 2014.
This session will show why you should use this technology for SQL code
generation and how you can automate the process. The session will be demo
Join me in this session to get a basic understanding of Bookmark Lookups, and why they can be dangerous in SQL Server.
Ensuring top performance is never easy. To maintain performance you need to make sure you’re monitoring the right things. How do you know if the figures you’re seeing are good or bad? Baseline comparisons can help.
In this session we will explore the Irish Economic Crisis from multiple perspectives, using Microsoft’s latest Visualisation tools including Power BI, Power Query, Power Map, Power View and Q&A.
Has your SQL Server or Databases been taken over by a malevolent force?
Worry not, for we shall open the pages of The Necronomicon, SQL Server Book of the Dead, and through its Ancient scripture and verse resurrect them back to life.
So you have heard of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), you have started using it but not entirely sure how to use it to it's full potential. This session is perfect for adopters of SSDT and how to get the most out of it.
The plan cache is one of SQL Server's fundamental components. Getting to know it can take you a few steps ahead in optimizing your system.
In this session we will demonstrate ways the Plan Cache can help us identify performance problems.
Management Studio Templates and Snippets make the DBA look like a superstar and in the process makes our lives easier through tapping into the mantra of Work Less - Do More. Join Tim as he shares his shortcuts for optimizing repetitive tasks
This session will focus on 5 great hybrid cloud features available in SQL Server 2014 that show how you can use these features to lower your TCO and leverage the cloud to provide new disaster recovery and backup solutions.
Come to this session to learn how bad habits develop, the problems they lead to, and how you can avoid them.
The purpose of this session is to have some fun with T-SQL and to learn practical tips and tricks that will help you improve and optimize your solutions.
This session will show you how parameter sniffing works and in which cases could be a problem. How to diagnose and troubleshoot parameter sniffing problems and their solutions will be discussed as well.
In this session we will look at the features which are provided with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and 2014 as part of the "AlwaysOn" features including site to site configurations to allow of a large scale high availability solution.
Ever wonder how someone else does it? There’s no right way or wrong way, but in this session you can peer over Brent’s shoulder (virtually) while he takes a few Stack Overflow queries and tries various techniques to make them faster.
An overview of the architectural reasons to consider cloud-based SQL Server solutions and insights into the differences you need to know between Windows Azure SQL Database and on-premises SQL Server.
Come to this session to pick up some tips and tricks for advanced reporting writing, that is also in accordance with thinking by Data Visualisation gurus such as Stephen Few and Edward Tufte.
In this session I'll cover advanced HA and DR architectures for SQL Server 2012 that also enable you to scale-out certain workloads.
The introduction of Availability Groups in SQL Server 2012 and the flexibility this gives administrators is truly awesome. In these session we will cover what Availability Groups bring to the table
Join me as I guide you through the architecture and capabilities of the OData protocol. Data has been locked inside applications for too long, allow me to show you how to implement OData and open up the data silos inside your company today!
Mark will explain the use cases for Analysis Services, illustrate how it improves performance for large data sets and eases report writing, and will go through a practical example of building a first Analysis Services solution
In this session, we'll review methods for cleaning up dirty data using SQL Server Integration Services. We will review the various cleansing tools accessible from within SSIS including native components, T-SQL, SSIS scripting, and DQS.
Do you struggle to reduce those frustrating long hours it takes to load data? Are your time windows for loading becoming too short for comfort? If so – you simply can’t afford to miss this session…
In this session we’ll look at a number of different data scenarios and explore ways of remodelling the data to optimise it for cubes and MDX. Sometimes a small ETL change can have a dramatic impact on the cube's functionality and simplicity.
Great database performance starts with great database design. During the design process it is important to select your SQL Server datatypes wisely. Failure to do so will result in wasted disk space, additional I/O overhead, and decreased performance.
In this session, we will analyze the way DAX solves filtering. Starting from simple queries, we will follow the steps DAX does with the filter context, discovering the internals of the query engine of DAX.
This session looks at the most significant new functionality to be added to SSAS Multidimensional in recent years: support for the DAX language and Power View.
In the ideal world, all information and structures are static, but in the real world almost everything is dynamic, and changes are constant. This session reviews different methods for generating MSBI content (SSIS, SSRS) dynamically.
In this session we will discuss how using flash with intelligent caching can allow an economical mix of flash and HDDs to be used to provide huge performance gains
At the heart of SQL Server is the cost based optimizer. This is driven by estimates and they in turn are driven by statistics.
This will be a deep dive into how the optimizer makes its decisions to give you a plan, the things that can go wrong.
I know what you're thinking, Powershell is not an ETL tool. And you're probably right. But I keep running into weird requests that were just easier to fix with Powershell. I'll show you why some things are not easy in SSIS.
Big Data is hot! And the magic word is Hadoop. But what is it? And more important: what can I do with it? In this session we will cover some basics of Hadoop, MapReduce, Pig and Hive.
In this demo-rich session, Hugo Kornelis shows how the full syntax of MERGE enables more than just synchronizing data. You'll get an overview of all the available options, plus a few surprising pitfalls you may not be aware of.
You probably already heard a lot of the wonders of PowerPivot and Power View, but will you have any other cool new BI features with Excel 2013. The answer is a big YES! This session will demo a lot of those.
Excel is “The” analytical tool in Microsoft suite for advanced analysts. This session introduces Excel 2013 and 2010 business intelligence capabilities.
This session will give you insight into both of the current tracing technologies in SQL Server.
Old SQL Trace has served us well but new times call for new technology. The new Extended Events are a new lightweight tracing mechanism built into SQLOS.
ioN Data Accelerator software transforms industry-leading open server platforms into powerful shared acceleration devices for multiple applications or clusters. Come learn how and why.