Omaha SSUG – November 2014 – SQL Server and X-IO Storage

Our next Omaha SQL/BI User Group meeting will be Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 6PM. We will be sponsored by X-IO and hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben Drive.

Speaker – Roger Kelley
Roger Kelley is Principle Architect for Xiotech Corporation. A 25-year industry veteran with 14-years at X-IO. He has extensive experience in architecture, design, and implementation of storage area networks and replication technologies. He is responsible for assisting customers in strategic storage planning and disaster avoidance and preparedness. He also has responsibilities in assisting the driving of company direction as it relates to technology offerings and positioning, as well as evangelizing new technologies. He has presented at many storage and networking–related seminars throughout the United States.

Abstract
SQL needs a fast infrastructure to perform optimally. A significant part of that infrastructure is the data storage SQL resides on. X-IO ISE technology has been utilized by Microsoft to set SQL 2012 “high-water” benchmarks for performance. This presentation will focus on the storage technology that Microsoft used, why it was chosen, and what makes it an excellent choice in SQL environments today.

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Omaha SSUG – October 2014 – Building An Automated Database Deployment Pipeline

Our next Omaha SQL/BI User Group meeting will be Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 6PM. We will be sponsored and hosted by Farm Credit Services of America, 5015 South 118th ST, Omaha, NE 68137, in their North building.

Our April 2014 speaker will be Alex Yates from Red-Gate Software.  He joins us all of the way from the United Kingdom to give a dazzling presentation on automated database deployments!  This is an event you will not want to miss.

Speaker
Alex Yates has worked with database change management tools for four years, collaborating closely with users and dev teams along the way. As a pre-sales engineer, he gets to see a huge variety of server and dev environments, and helps folks solve their database development and delivery problems in whatever way works well for them. Ever the sharer, he also blogs about the lessons he learns: http://www.workingwithdevs.com

Abstract
The pace of business accelerates fairly continuously and application development moves right with it. But we’re still trying to deploy databases the same way we did 10 years ago. This session addresses the need for changes in organizational structure, process and technology necessary to arrive at a nimble, fast, automatable and continuous database deployment process. We’ll use actual customer case studies to illustrate both the common methods and the unique context that led to a continuous delivery process that is best described as a pipeline. You will learn how to customize common practices and tool sets to build a database deployment pipeline unique to your environment in order to speed your own database delivery while still protecting your organization’s most valuable asset, its data.

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Omaha SSUG – April 2014 – BYOSP! (Bring Your Own SQL Problem!)

Our next Omaha SQL/BI User Group meeting will be Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 6PM. We will be sponsored and hosted by First National Bank, 7th Floor, 1601 Dodge ST, Omaha NE 68102.

Our April 2014 speaker will be you, the members of the Omaha SSUG!

The Topic:

BYOSP! (Bring Your Own SQL Problem!)

Synopsis:

Having problems with SQL Server? Bring the issue to the meeting!
Can get that report just right? Bring the issue to the meeting!
Your cube not slicing & dicing the way that you want? Bring the issue to the meeting!
Need clarification on a SQL Server feature? Bring it to the meeting!
Don’t have anything but want to help out your fellow IT person? Bring yourself to the meeting!

Nothing is out of bounds for this meeting. We’ll take a list of topics from the members and we’ll use the collective brain power of those present to try to get you pointed in the right direction and/or even present a solution to you!

We’ll have a facilitator and access to a test SQL Server so that we can test some of the questions out on.

So bring your laptops, your questions, and your willingness to speak up and help another!

Food will be provided about 15-25 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Register today to let us know you’re coming and to be eligible for a chance to win some great SWAG!

Registration Link: http://omahamtg.com/Events.aspx?ID=237

Omaha SSUG – March 2014 – Squeezing Top Performance From Your Virtualized SQL Server

Our next Omaha SQL/BI User Group meeting will be Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 6PM.  We will be sponsored and hosted by Aureus Group, 13609 California ST, Suite 100, Omaha NE 68154.

Our March 2014 speaker will be David Klee.  David, VMware vExpert 2013, is a SQL Server performance and virtualization expert. With over sixteen years of IT experience, David spends his days handling performance and HA/DR architecture of physical and virtualized mission critical SQL Servers as the Founder and Chief Architect for Heraflux Technologies. His areas of expertise are virtualization and performance, datacenter architecture, software engineering, security, and business process analysis. You can read his blogs at davidklee.net and linchpinpeople.com, and reach him on Twitter at @kleegeek.

David speaks at a number of national and regional technology related events, including the SQL PASS Summit, VMware Partner Exchange, numerous SQL Saturday events, SQL PASS virtual chapter webinars, and many SQL Server User Groups.

The Topic:

Squeezing Top Performance from Your Virtualized SQL Server

Synopsis:

Just about anyone can click through a SQL Server installation and get it working, but more than a little  tuning is required to get the most performance out of your servers. Once virtualized, additional tuning can help get even more performance out of that virtual machine. David Klee (@kleegeek) will discuss valuable details for both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V on how to tweak and tune your virtual infrastructure for business-critical virtualized SQL Servers. Tips on configuring your SQL Server installations for maximum performance when virtualized will be covered. We will also present tips on monitoring and capacity management so you know when you need to add more hardware to keep your database servers running at their peak performance.

Food will be provided about 15-25 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.  Register today to let us know you’re coming and to be eligible for a chance to win some great SWAG!

Registration Link: http://omahamtg.com/Events.aspx?ID=233