Category Archives: Suffolk

The Suffolk Region of the East Anglia SQL Server User Group – official PASS Chapter

October Meetup – Ipswich

RESCHEDULED

APOLOGIES BUT DUE TO UNFORESEEN DIFFICULTIES WE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO RESCHEDULE THIS MEETING IN THE NEAR FUTURE. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK MARK FOR HIS UNDERSTANDING AND FLEXIBILITY.

Lockless in Seattle: Using In-Memory OLTP for Transaction Processing

Locks and latches have long been the mechanism used to implement SQL Server concurrency control, but with the introduction of In-Memory OLTP the paradigm has shifted. Are we really looking at the Brave New World of Transaction Processing or a dystopian nightmare?

In this session, we will understand how In-Memory OLTP architecture is implemented and how its mechanics function. We will learn what transactional bad dependencies and other considerations are introduced by its use and what capabilities are provided by SQL Server 2016.

Agenda

6.45 – Registration and pizza
7.15 – Session
8.15 – Close

Speaker

Mark Broadbent is a SQL Server MCM and Microsoft Data Platform MVP and has worked with SQL Server since 1997. He is the lead to UK’s SQLSaturday Cambridge (its first and largest), SharePoint Saturday Cambridge, Hybrid Virtual Chapter and SQLEA User Group.

Twitter: @retracement

Where

Room W416
University Campus Suffolk (UCS) Waterfront Building
Long Street
IP3 8AH Ipswich
United Kingdom

When

Thursday 20th October 2016 – 6.45pm til 8.15pm

Eventbrite - SQLEA October Meetup - Ipswich

April Meetup – Ipswich

Power BI: Is It Any Good?chris_2_400x400

You’ve heard all the hype about Power BI. You’ve seen that Microsoft is a leader in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant and read all the blog posts about cool new functionality. Things are certainly changing fast in the world of Power BI, but the big question is: is it any good? Can I use it? How is it different from the ‘old’, Excel-centric Power BI? How does this fit with what’s planned for BI in SQL Server 2016? In this session you’ll find answers to all of these questions, see some demos of the new Power BI, and by the end be able to make your mind up about whether Power BI is for you or not.

Agenda

6.45 – Registration and pizza
7.15 – Session
8.15 – Close

Speaker

Chris Webb is an independent consultant specialising in Analysis Services, MDX, Power BI, Power Pivot and Power Query. He is the author of “Power Query for Power BI and Excel” and a co-author of “SQL Server Analysis Services 2012: The BISM Tabular Model”, “Expert Cube Development with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services”, and “MDX Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase”. He blogs at http://blog.crossjoin.co.uk

Twitter: @technitrain

Where

University Campus Suffolk (UCS) Waterfront Building
Long Street
IP3 8AH Ipswich
United Kingdom

When

Tuesday 26 April 2016 – 6.45pm til 8.15pm

Eventbrite - SQLEA April Meetup - Ipswich

January Meetup – Ipswich

Prathy KamasaniWhat’s new in SQL Server 2016 for a BI Professional

Finally, the wait is almost over. After few years of silence, Microsoft has finally made exciting announcements about SQL Server on premises enhancements.

In this session, I will cover top new features in SQL Server 2016 from a BI professional perspective. You will get an up to date overview of key improvements of MDS, SSIS, SSRS, SSAS as well as PowerBI and R.

Agenda

6.45 – Registration and pizza
7.15 – Session
8.15 – Close

Speaker

Prathy Kamasani is an independent Microsoft BI contractor in London. She is active in the SQL Server community as a volunteer and a speaker.

Twitter: @pkamasani

Where

University Campus Suffolk (UCS) Waterfront Building
Long Street
IP3 8AH Ipswich
United Kingdom

When

Thursday 28th January

Eventbrite - SQLEA January Meetup - Ipswich