Pyramid Analytics BI Office’s Enterprise BI Platform and PrecisionPoint’s data warehousing solution for MS Dynamics ERP systems combine to deliver simplified access to key Business and Financial data.
Learn the ins and outs of Azure Data Lake in this deep dive
The SQL team has been working on next-gen query processing improvements to improve the performance of your queries and to enable new scenarios. This talk will explain these enhancements and how they fit into the overall product roadmap for SQL.
We'll look at events that you should be monitoring, how you can use various services & IoT enabled devices to alert you in ways that were never possible. You'll leave with a new outlook of how teams can be notified to fix problems faster than ever.
Indexes are essential to good database performance, but it can be hard to decide what indexes to create. In this session we'll look at the design considerations for clustered indexes and for nonclustered indexes.
Containers are a new and exciting technology but what does it mean for DBAs? This session will give an introduction into SQL Server running in containers and what options are available.
Continuous Integration has not yet been fully integrated into our BI standards and methods. Tool support is still somewhat unsatisfactory. Let’s look into requirements for a SSAS solution and on ways to approach your self-made solution.
We’ll share in the session best practices of designing highly available SQL Databases in the context of cross region deployment; how to make your application robust to handle transient connectivity issues.
Azure SQLDW - WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and HOW to use it.
Not every workload can benefit from In-Memory tables. Memory Optimized Tables are not a magic bullet that will improve performance for all kinds of transactional workloads. This session gives you the details you need.
In this demo-intensive session you will discover how to capture a meaningful workload in production and how to replay it against your test system.
Industry independent analysts say “Pyramid Analytics is essentially the best-in-class, on-premises offering for Microsoft BI today and tomorrow” What does this mean for you and PowerBI?
In this session you will learn how to use Extended Events and Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) to build a performance-monitoring system for your database environment.
Demonstrating an end to end IoT solution providing real-time sensor data from a Raspberry Pi into an Azure IoT Hub, through Stream Analytics, then with outputs to Power BI and SQL DB. Learn how to build this simplified IoT solution from scratch.
A practical look at the components of Cortana Intelligence Suite.
Join industry veterans Steve Jones, Kevin Kline, and friends for a wide-ranging Q&A panel discussion covering all topics of career advice for the IT professional. We’ll discuss topics like personal branding, team leadership, trends in hiring, career
Have you ever considered a situation where Columnstore Index can be quite the opposite of what one expect from it? A slow, wasteful source of painfully slow queries, lagging the performance, consuming irresponsible amount of resources ...
With increasing speed in relational query execution classical analytical solutions get challenged more and more. Why loose time for processing data into multi-dimensional databases? Why analyze outdated data if you can have fresh data instead?
This Q&A panel is here to answer your questions and help you make sense of what Data Science means and how you can fit into this discipline. We have mixed the panel up with Data Scientists, and Non Data Scientist working in a Data Science team.
Learn how to use this fantastic package in R for high-speed, low-code table wrangling.
Data architects and DBAs have debated database design best practices for decades. Join us for some great debates and laughs.
In this session we will review the new enhancement to SQL Server security available in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL DB.
The Analysis Services model used in both Power BI Desktop and SSAS allows solving of very complex modelling issue. In this session we will look at solving several complex modelling problems like many-to-many and RLS.
A session to understand the available functionality of SSISDB Catalog
Temporal Tables as a new technology in Microsoft SQL Server makes the implementation and management of data histories so easy. In this session, discover ALL the secrets of System Versioned Temporal Tables.
SQL Server normally relies on concurrency models in order to maintain the Isolation in ACID. As systems scale, this method can go from being a benefit to a hindrance, limiting the concurrency for our applications and hurting performance.
Make the right career move impressing your CEO and C-Level suite executives! Meet their specific needs with the right metrics and data visualisation. Power BI can help to bring clarity & predictability to the CEO to make strategic decisions.
It just works – performance and scale in SQL Server 2016 database engine and what is being added to in-market versions.
A look inside SQL Server distribution statistics
Find out how the new SQL Clone enables self-service easy automation of database copies, near-instant at the time of need, using a fraction of the disk space, and allowing quick reversion to a baseline.
The storage industry is at one of the greatest inflection points in its history. Learn the basics of flash storage and how conventional wisdom needs to change and how best to leverage what is fast becoming the main stream storage technology.
Gain Enterprise Functionality Through Standard Licensing: Accelerating SQL Server with DataCore Software.
In this session we will learn about SQL Server enhancements in the most recent versions that can help you troubleshoot query performance.
Using SQL Server Service Broker you can create near real-time data in your data warehouse for more timely analysis and reporting.
In this talk, we learn the two ways that SQL R Services can be invoked one from the R IDE via the ScaleR package; and as a stored procedure directly from SQL Server Management Studio.
Write SQL unit tests with tSQLt and automate them with VSTS.
Choosing the wrong visualization can obscure the story - or worse yet, distort it! In this session, learn the vocabulary of data visualization and how to apply grammar (visualization design principles) to your data.
Learn about graph databases and how they are implemented in SQL Server vNext
How easy is it to hack a SQL Server? In this session we'll see a few examples on how to exploit SQL Server, modify data and take control, while at the same time not leaving a trace. We'll also cover recommendations on how to avoid these attacks.
This session will cover High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions for SQL Server on Linux. What technology options are available and how to build a highly available database solution on Linux
The world’s largest enterprises run their critical business operations on SAP. See a demo of how to replicate SAP data to the Microsoft platform, avoiding the challenges of the complex underlying data models and structures.
By using open data and web scraping in Power BI we will examine if weather has an impact on games in the English Premier League. We will look at the advantages and disadvantages of using open data and web page data how Power BI works with it.
Many organizations want to build software in a DevOps framework, but struggle to include the database. Come see how Continuous Integration, Testing, and Continuous Deliver can work with a database.
SQL Server vNext R Services and the new MicrosoftML package
A query was running fast yesterday and today it suffers from performance problems. What will you do? - restart the server (did work) - drop the procedure cache (read in a blog article) - get a coffee and pass in review this session about statistics
The Query Store will change how you tune queries and gather metrics about them in both SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database.
Learn to build Analysis Services models in the cloud
What is the future going to look like? When are we going to reach true Artificial Intelligence? Is the Singularity going to happen? There is a lot of talk today about AI and what it means for the human society.
In this session, Program Managers from Microsoft will provide an introduction to SQL Server and how it runs on Linux and container platforms.
The Microsoft Tiger team will showcase the environments that help you keep your environment Always On
Martin Wild of Quest Software will lift the lid on SQL Server on Linux. He will explore the mechanics to deploy SQL Server on Linux, what is and is not in the current Linux build and share some of quirks, and observations on setup and config.
Richard will show you, from no knowledge of Spark, how to navigate the Spark framework ecosystem and build complex batch and near real time applications that use Spark's machine learning library mllib
In this session you will get a brief introduction to the basic principles of Master Data Services, together with an overview of all the new features brought to you with Master Data Services 2016.
We have assembled a hub of technical experts from SQLCAT, Tiger team, Product Group, Customer Support Services (CSS) and others. We'll have folks from across all our data, BI and Advanced Analytics teams plus some managers - ask us what you want.
Come to this session to learn about AzureSQL DB migration approaches, challenges, and solutions from SQLCAT. We will present practical migration guidance and learnings from our engagements with high scale and complex customer migrations
An IoT analytics solution addressing real-life issues with SCADA data from a network of 600 Waste Water Treatment Plants and 100s of Pumping Stations. An end-to-end solution with Azure Data Warehouse, Azure Data Factory, Azure Analysis Services and PowerBI
Discover the ins and outs of some of the newest capabilities of our favorite data language, and walk away with a long list of reasons to consider upgrading to the latest version - or the next version.
Many people think that normalization stops at Third Normal Form. But there are lots of higher normal forms. And they are not as complex or as irrelevant as often claimed. If you want to design better databases, then come attend this session!
Discover the Microsoft technologies that enable end-to-end data science, including SQL Server and Azure PaaS Services, along with practical scenarios and demos.
Learn about the powerful 8600 series of trace flags which additional details about how the query optimizer behaves as it processes a query.
In this session we will show you how Tabular performs when you are querying a model with many billions rows, conduct a complete analysis of the model searching for optimization ideas and implement them on the fly, so to look at the effect of using th
See how Azure Data Factory orchestrates the movement of data in Azure, with a case study from a Microsoft partner.
Learn how object-oriented T-SQL hurts performance.
Ask with T-SQL the "what" and delegate to the engine the "how". With few slides and a lot of real-case scenarios, you can see the advantages of writing the query for high performance, even when they are written by that "someone else" called ORM
What are the pros and cons of SSRS compared to Power BI? How can you benefit from Power BI on-premises?
We will take a look into my favourite Powershell scripts
An in depth look at query plans and the query optimiser
The Query Store functionality in SQL Server 2016 will change the way we look at performance going forward. Come see why.
SQL Server 2016 is a class leading Tier One product but how do you get customers to upgrade and migrate? How can you address the "so what" SQL does everything I need to do now?
This session describes columnstore index internals with deep insight into data compression methodology for achieving high query performance including improvements in column store investments for SQL Server 2016 and Microsoft Azure SQL Database
As we have always seen a steady growth in SSRS since 2005, we now have much more advanced brand new features in 2016 SQL Server Reporting Services, beyond our imagination and in particular using Revolution R Models.
You are hitting performance and scalability issues with the database engine, conventional wisdom and tools and getting you nowhere, where do you go ?, windows performance toolkit has the answers.
Come take a deep dive and behind the scenes look at why SQL Server 2016 "Just Runs Faster" with little or no application changes.
Learn how to configure SQL Server 2016 for running R. The individual components and executables installed with R on SQL Server will be explored to understand the internal interactions and processes involved.
SQL Server Replication: What is it? How does it work? Why would you want to use it in your environment?
The SQL Team delivers value monthly to both cloud and on-premises environments. This is not easy to do. This talk will explain the model, telemetry and security
Q&A with Conor Cunningham and Simon Sabin
Row counts are the primary factor for choices made by the query optimizer. This session explores how row counts affects query performance.
Loved by business users, yet loathed by IT, Excel is the world’s most popular analytics tool by far. See how XLCubed helps users work smarter in data-connected Excel and Web, while addressing IT concerns about Excel’s role in the BI landscape.
In this fun session we'll review a bunch of problem implementations that have been seen in the real world. Most importantly we will look at why these implementations went horribly wrong so that we can learn from them and never repeat these mistakes.
In this talk Laura will go through the theory and practice of time series analysis with examples in R covering concepts such as lag, serial correlation and Box-Ljeung tests.
Clustered instances (FCIs) and availability groups (AGs) can still be the source of pain and confusion for many. Learn from one of the world's experts on clustering SQL Server about some of the most important considerations to clustering success.
This session will cover common DBA troubleshooting scenarios on SQL Server on Linux. In this demo rich session, we will cover various every-day from troubleshooting startup and configuration to performance and bottleneck analysis.
In this session, you will learn about several bad habits, how they develop, and how you can avoid them.
Tired of Bar Charts? We'll build out a custom PowerBI Visual and show the power of PowerBI whilst going into a deep dive on how this is achieved.
In this session you will learn to appreciate how the transaction log works and how you can improve the performance of your applications by making the right architectural choices.
Pivot tables are very powerfull for analysing data, but a bit difficult to learn. This session will explain all the features to unlock the real power of the PivotTable
I look at how you can take advantage of an on-premises gateway to make use of local data when creating reports and dashboards for Power BI. This will start with Power BI Desktop, and the choices you have for SQL Server and Analysis Services.
Learn to use the M language to load data into the next version of SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular.
Attend this session to get an overview of the wide array of significant changes and investments with Azure SQL Database, including parity with SQL Server 2016 and Intelligent database capabilities.
Learn about identity management in Azure. You will learn about how to manage identity across your cloud environments.
Learn how poor data type choices can cripple SQL Server.
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
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