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The Charlotte SQL Server User Group meets monthly to network amongst each other and  learn SQL Server topics from the experts.

 
 
 
 
 

Charlotte, NC has a dynamic, growing business environment filled with opportunities for Microsoft SQL Server professionals. The goal of the Charlotte SQL Server User Group is to encourage and support the growth of that environment by providing a venue for user education and peer collaboration.

Connect with Database Administrators and Business Intelligence professionals from the Charlotte, NC region at our monthly meetings. Free food is provided by our sponsors.
Share your knowledge within the Chapter and improve your presentation skills.
Grow your personal network with local business contacts and recruiters at our events
• Improve your database skills with our excellent training delivered by the finest industry experts and MVPs

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You are Invited – Join us for our monthly meetings

We meet once monthly for 2 hours for friendly networking and expert training sessions covering a variety of Microsoft SQL Server topics. Stay in touch to learn when the next meetup is planned, by signing up for our email announcements. It’s free and food is provided. RSVP is required for each meeting using the email links provided monthly.

PASS Summit:


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Several thousand SQL Server users, database administrators, and database developers gather each year at the PASS Summit–a national conference with top notch networking, keynotes presented by the most influential experts in the field, and over 175 choices for breakout sessions to go in depth.

This year’s Summit is at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in downtown Seattle, WA.

The dates are:  Main Conference Oct 26-28, Preconference Oct 24-25th

We have a special Charlotte SQL Server User Group Referral code: LC15SNQ2
This will give you $150 off the PASS Summit registration, and kicks back at least $50 to our local user group chapter.
*Note: The discount code cannot be combined with any other PASS Summit 2016 registration, and cannot be applied retroactively.

Register at http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2016/RegisterNow.aspx

Next Meeting:


Winning with Columnstore

May Meeting Invitation

Please join us for the monthly Charlotte SQL Server User Group evening meeting.

  • What ~ Charlotte SQL Server User Group Meeting

  • When ~ Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

    • 5:30 PM Networking with Food & Refreshments
    • 6:00 PM Technical Presentation
    • 7:30 PM Meeting End
  • Where @ 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273 Map it

  • Presenter – Rick Heiges

  • Topic – Winning with Columnstore: a Customer Story

  • Registration – Free RSVP required at EventBrite

Register for the Meeting
Rick Heiges
Principal Solutions Architect, DB Best Technologies, LLC
Rick Heiges is a Data Platform MVP and Principal Solutions Architect for DB Best Technologies LLC – http://www.dbbest.com. He works with customers educating them about the Microsoft Data Platform to solve business problems and to maximize the value of their data. Rick is very involved in the SQL Server Community via PASS where he spent 9 years on the Board of Directors.
Follow Rick on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/@heigesr2
You can read his blog on:
http://sqlblog.com/blogs/rick_heiges/
Winning with Columnstore: a Customer Story
This session will feature a real story of a customer who was running into performance and scaling issues on a big iron Oracle RAC system and why they decided to consider the magic of the Columnstore for this situation. Discussion will focus on the existing environments for testing both SQL 2016 and Oracle as well as the methodologies used for testing. We will examine the decisions made for choosing indexes (both traditional and columnstore) for the main tables in the data warehouse as well as the partitioning strategies employed. We will wrap up the discussion with the results of the testing and where they are now.

 

2016 Tentative Meeting Dates:


We are saving these dates as the tentative meeting dates for 2016 Calendar year. We typically meet on the third Wednesday of each month.

We may change the meeting date depending on speaker availability and other factors, so please confirm via the official invitation before you commit to your calendar.

  • Wed Jan 20th 2016 (Third Wed)
  • Wed Feb 10th 2016 (Second Wed)
  • Wed Mar 9th 2016  (Second Wed)
  • Wed Apr 13th 2016 (Second Wed)
  • Wed May 11th 2016 (Second Wed)
  • Wed June 8th 2016 (Second Wed)
  • Wed July 20th 2016 (Third Wed)
  • Wed Aug 17th 2016 (Third Wed)
  • Wed Sept 21st 2016 (Third Wed)
  • Wed Oct 19th 2016 (Third Wed)
  • Wed Nov 16th 2016 (Third Wed)
  • Wed Dec 14th 2016 (Second Wed)