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Pinellas SQL User Group October 2014 Meeting

Pinellas SQL User Group

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Pinellas SQL User Group October 2014 Meeting

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Free SQL Server Training!

Join us for the October 2014 meeting of the Pinellas SQL User Group. Our meetings are free and open to the public. The doors open at 6:00 pm and food arrives shortly after that allowing time to grab something to eat and networking with your peers. The meeting will start at 6:30 with announcements and open floor discussions followed by the speaker for the night.


Presentation: Inside the Query Optimizer

Speaker: Bradley Ball


Summary: The Query Optimizer is a black box. It can be intimidating until you understand it. Understanding the Optimizer beings with knowing the Rules. The way our queries are written reflect directly on the output that we get. In this session we will look at the rules in SQL Server, write queries to show those rules in action, and walk out with a better understanding of how the Optimizer works. This is the first step in learning how to use the Optimizer's rules to make your query's faster!

About Bradley: Bradley Ball is a MCITP 2005 & 2008 DBA with over a decade of experience. Bradley spent 8 years working as a Defense contractor for clients such as the U.S. Army, The Executive Office Of the President of the United States, and Publix Supermarkets. Currently the Data Platform Management Lead for Pragmatic Works and Microsoft VTSP. He has presented at many SQL Saturdays, for PASS SSUG’s, SQL Rally, DevConnections, SQL Live 360, & the PASS Summit 2011, 2012, 2013. He can be found blogging on about SQL Server or anything else that interests him.


Bonus Presentation: Speaker Idol Presentation

Speaker: Jason Carter

Summary: Are your backups like a stack of cash free for the taking, or a hardened ATM? Are your database connections scrambled and safe or are you sending data over the party line? In this lightning talk we will take a brisk walk through the many ways SQL Server allows us to protect our data using encryption. We will highlight the various methods for protecting data at rest, in the database, and while in transport. Since nothing comes for free, we will look at how much all of this is going to cost us, in time, money, and failure to implement.


About Jason: Jason's past has included being a developer, a development manager, and accidental DBA, and now a full-time DBA. Having worked with large databases as a developer, he found great interest in tuning, tweaking, and making things run faster. With the support of his wife, he gave up his managerial duties and jumped the Development ship and dove head first into his new career as a Database Administrator.



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When & Where

JWB of Pinellas County
14155 58th St N
Clearwater, FL 33760

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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