Tampa Bay BI User Group Meeting February 7, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
We are ready to kickstart our 2011 Business Intelligence User Group meeting with a bang this upcoming Monday, February 7th. Microsoft Senior Premier Field Engineer and MCM, Brian Mitchell, will do an extended presentation and live demo of SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse. We will be one of the first audiences to watch a live demo of Microsoft's highly scalable apliance for enterprise datawarehousing along with real world performance numbers gathered by Brian Mitchell and his team on the field. It is quite honestly both an honor and a privilege to have Brian share his personal experience and expertise with this product.
Brian did a 1 hour intro session on SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse for our SQL Saturday #62 event on January 15th, 2011. He will be able to extend his intro presentation with a live demo during our meeting to 1.5 hours. If the audience agrees and interest grows, we may extend it to a full 2 hour. I promise it will be of great interest and I encourage you to attend and bring your coworkers, supervisor, IT Director and even your CIO to have an opportunity to see first hand the capabilities of Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse and how it can benefit your organization. This is not intended as a sales pitch, but rather as a very informative presentation that will definitely bring you up to speed with Microsoft's "Massively Parallel Processing" (MPP) architecture to deliver the high performance and scalability on SQL Server 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008 and industry-standard hardware. You can read more about SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse at http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/parallel-data-warehouse.aspx.
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Brian Mitchell's Bio:
Brian Mitchell is Microsoft Senior Premier Field Engineer that supports Microsoft's SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse customers. He enjoys engaging customers on their most challenging issues. Brian has achieved the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) SQL Server 2008 certification. You can follow Brian on Twitter @brianwmitchell, LinkedIn or read his blog at http://sqlpdw.com.
We will cover an overview of the functionality of SQL PDW. PDW is a highly scalable appliance for Enterprise data warehousing. We will discuss how PDW partitions large tables across multiple physical nodes, each having its own dedicated CPU, memory, storage, and each running its own instance of SQL Server in a parallel shared nothing design. A live demo will follow.
Meeting & Agenda:
Our user group meeting will start at 6:00pm with 30 minutes for food & networking followed by short announcements by our meeting's food sponsor T2 Software Services and Brian's presentation. RSVP will be required to account for food and room capacity. We will limit room capacity to 45.
Please RSVP at: http://tampabaybi.eventbrite.com
6:00pm - 6:30pm Food & Networking
6:30pm - 6:45pm T2 Software Services (food sponsor) presentation & announcements
6:45pm - 8:15pm Brian Mitchell - SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse
8:15pm - 8:30pm Q&A, User Group News & Announcements, Adjournment
* If interest grows we may extend Brian's presentation & demo for 30 mins extra until 8:45pm and adjourning at 9:00pm.
When & Where
Tampa Bay SQL BI
We are a free membership user group that meets the first Monday of every month to discuss and learn about Business with a focus on Microsoft's SQL Server BI stack. We are an accredited PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server) Chapter.
SQL PASS User Group Mission
Empower the local Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server platform.