OPASS Discussions & Big Data in the Real World

If you are in the Orlando Sanford area tomorrow night (Thursday October 24 @ 6;30 register here) then come join the Orlando PASS gang where I will lead a discussion on Big Data and Big Data Analytics in the real world. I am basing this discussion on the systems that we designed and took to market for Razorfish and will include demos of HDInsight, Hadoop, NoSQL databases, Big Data Analytics with Pentaho and SQL Server. Here is the Slideshare link to the presentation for the meeting.

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June 8 Philly SQL Server User Group Meeting

The June Philly SQL Server User Group meeting will be back here in the Malvern Microsoft office at 45 Liberty Blvd. Click here to sign-up to register and attend. You can also go to the Philly SQL Server User Group PASS home page here to learn more about the local chapter of the Professional Association of  SQL Server and become a member.

Attending the meeting next Wednesday is free and you’ll learn about SQL Azure, SQL Server Denali, XML Query Plans and Violin’s flash storage technology.

See ya there! Thanks, Mark

SQL 11 Analysis Services Cool New Features

The SQL Server Analysis Services team just added a posting from the PASS Summit here. When you click over, you’ll see some of the cool new additions to SSAS announced @ PASS this week that will be part of SQL 11 (Denali). Peronally, I excited to try out the new semantic data model (a nice addition to the existing UDM), DAX from PowerPivot now available in BIDS and the vertipaq storage option added to SSAS. Enjoy! I’ll add more as I come across the news …