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January Meeting – HiveQL and SQL Server Optimization Checklist

We are excited to invite you to the next meeting of the Oklahoma City SQL Server Users Group!

First up is Kristin Ferrier doing a 15 minute lightening talk on HiveQL:

Kristin Ferrier is a data and analytics enthusiast with more than a decade of SQL Server experience, including several years in the BI realm. She loves her job as a Senior Data Analyst in the oil and gas industry and is co-founder and former president of OKCSQL. Regional speaking credits include Tulsa Tech Fest and SQL Saturday Dallas.

The title of the talk is Introduction to HiveQL
Interested in learning Hadoop, but you’re overwhelmed by the number of components in the Hadoop ecosystem? You’d like to get some hands on experience with Hadoop but you don’t know Linux or Java? This session will focus on giving a high level explanation of Hive and HiveQL and how you can use them to get started with Hadoop without knowing Linux or Java.

Next Grant Fritchey is our remote speaker. Below are the details:

Grant Fritchey has more than twenty years experience in IT working in tech support, development and database administration. Grant works as a Product Evangelist for Red Gate Software.

Grant has authored numerous books including “SQL Server Execution Plans” (Red Gate Publishing) and “SQL Server Performance Tuning” (Apress). He also publishes articles through Simple-Talk, SQL Server Central and other professional technical sites. He is a frequent speaker at events ranging from local user group meetings to international conferences such as TechEd, PASS Summit, SQLBits, Live360 and Techorama.

Grant currently serves on the board of directors at the PASS organization. He has been awarded as a Microsoft MVP since 2009 and a D&B MVP since 2014.

The title for the talk is SQL Server Optimization Checklist and will cover:

There’s just so much to do to get your systems to run in an optimal fashion, but where do you start. This session will walk you through an extensive checklist of things you can do to better manage your servers, databases and code. We’ll start with server configurations and what you can do with them. We’ll then move through standard administrative tasks that will help with performance. Then it’s off to the intricacies of database design and how that can affect performance. We’ll finish up with T-SQL and where it can hurt or help your systems. All examples in the session will use readily available tools that are a standard part of SQL Server. Get your own systems to run faster with the information you’ll receive.

When: Monday, Dec. 8th
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Food and Drinks will be provided by GDH

Location:  Dell – Lobby A
3501 SW 15th OKC, OK 73120
Be sure to check in with security when you arrive
Directions link: Click Here
Our Website/MailingList: http://okcsql.org
Twitter:  @OKCSQL

Other News:

SQL Saturday Austin – Jan 31st, 2015 – https://www.sqlsaturday.com/362/eventhome.aspx

Interested in learning about other local technology groups? Check out Techlahoma’s User Groups page at http://us.techlahoma.org/groups for a list of many local technology groups.


We would like to thank GDH Consulting for sponsoring food, and Dell for sponsoring location. 
We would also like to thank our other prize sponsors Oreilly , McGraw Hill , Wrox, and Plural Sight.

08 Jan 2015

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