SQL PASS Summit 2017


It is that time of the year when I get to meet the SQL Family. It is always wonderful to put a face to that Twitter handle that I exchanged #sqlchats with or connected with on LinkedIn. SQL PASS Summit is probably one of the largest gathering of data professionals under a single roof.

This year, I will be presenting a session on “Building One Million Predictions Per Second Using SQL-R”.

Date: Nov 3rd, 2017
Time: 11am
Room: Tahoma 5 (TCC Level 3)
Abstract:
Using the power of OLTP and data transformation in SQL 2016 and advanced analytics in Microsoft R Server, various industries that really push the boundary of processing higher number of transaction per second (tps) for different use cases. In this talk, we will walk through the use case of predicting loan charge off (loan default) rate, architecture configuration that enable this use case, and rich visual dashboard that allow customer to do what-if analysis. Attend this session to find out how SQL + R allows you to build an “intelligent data warehouse”.

There will be a number of sessions delivered at PASS from the Tiger team this year and you will find a lot of the folks at the SQL Server Clinic.

If you have a technical question, a troubleshooting challenge, give product feedback, or want to find out about best practices running your SQL Server? Then the SQL Clinic is the place you want to go to. SQL Clinic is the hub of technical experts from SQL Product Group (including Tiger team), SQL CAT, SQL Customer Support Services (CSS), SQL Premier Field Engineering (PFE) and others.

SQL PASS Summit gives me an unique opportunity to meet the #SQLFamily during an annual event, gather feedback from customers and get to see some old friends from across the globe!

Hope to see you at the event!

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SQL Saturday 686–Upgrade your SQL Server like a Ninja


There is a plethora of Data Platform subject matter experts who will be descending at Portland this weekend to mingle with data professionals. What’s more a number of them will be surfacing a week later at the SQL PASS Summit as well.  I am eagerly looking forward to the data drive conversations. I have always been a big proponent of sharing the knowledge with the community and SQL Saturday is great way to do that.

There are multiple tracks which will be running on the same day. There are a number of sessions from various known community subject matter experts on various subjects on the tracks listed above and also from the Microsoft SQL Server Tiger team. I am really looking forward to this event! This will be an awesome prelude to PASS!

I will be presenting a session on upgrading your SQL Server and how we have helped Enterprises upgrade their SQL Server instances through various automations that are available using recent tools that Microsoft has shipped.

Session name: Upgrade your SQL Server like a Ninja

Duration: 70 minutes

Date: 28th Oct, 2017

Timing: 10.10am – 11.20am

Session Abstract

Are you thinking about upgrading your SQL Server environment to the latest and greatest that your data platform has to offer? If yes, then let us show you how you can perform risk-free and automated upgrades for SQL Server. In this session, you will see the new experiences Microsoft is building for performing Tier-1 SQL Server upgrades at scale through automated assessments, robust performance validation and using product features to minimize downtime.

Hope to see you at the event!

Data Platform Summit 2017


PrintI will be speaking at the Data Platform Summit happening at Bangalore from Aug 17-19, 2017. I will be delivering sessions on achieving a million predictions/sec using SQL Server and introduce our latest entrants into the Azure Database family: MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Session: CLOUD/IoT/NoSQL_C13Running Applications On Azure Using Postgres/MySQL
Date
: 17th Aug, 2017
Time: 11:30am – 12 noon
Session Type: Chalk Talk
Room: Kilimanjaro
Abstract: A chalk talk on Azure’s managed database offering for PostgreSQL and MySQL and how we make it easy to run your existing apps using PostgreSQL and MySQL on Azure.

Session: BIA_B02 – Advanced – Building 1 Million Predictions Per Second Using SQL-R
Date: 17th Aug, 2016
Time: 1:45PM – 3PM
Session Type: Breakout Session
Room: Hydra
Abstract: Using the power of OLTP and data transformation in SQL 2016 and advanced analytics in Microsoft R Server, various industries that really push the boundary of processing higher number of transaction per second (tps) for different use cases. In this talk, we will walk through the use case of predicting loan charge off (loan default) rate, architecture configuration that enable this use case, and rich visual dashboard that allow customer to do what-if analysis. Attend this session to find out how SQL + R allows you to build an “intelligent datawarehouse”.

In this session, I will show you the actual demo where we hit 1 million transactions/sec.

Session: CLOUD/IoT/NoSQL_B40 – Basic – Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL
Date: 18th Aug, 2016
Time: 11:45AM – 1PM
Session Type: Breakout Session
Room: Sphinx
Abstract: Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL are managed database services built for developers using the community edition of MySQL PostgreSQL. Learn how you can leverage these new choices of managed database services to build scalable, secure and intelligent apps. Using insights from current customer scenarios and through live demos, we walk through the service management capabilities, best practices to move your databases to the service, and also focus on how the Microsoft Azure ecosystem of app and data services is unlocking the potential of MySQL and PostgreSQL in the Azure cloud platform.

There is a surprise element in this session as well! And if I let the cat out of the bag now, it wouldn’t remain a surprise would it? Come to the session to find out what it is.

We also have other members from the SQL Server Tiger, SQL CAT, Data Migration and our field teams delivering sessions about various different data related topics. My colleague, Ajay Jagannathan, published a post on the upcoming Tiger sessions at the conference. There is a great list of accomplished speakers that will be delivering sessions at the conference. Apart from a great lineup, it always feels great to connect with customers and the community in general to learn about how they are using the products that we are building and gather feedback from the horse’s mouth!

Follow  SQLServerGeeks and the #DPS2017 hashtag on Twitter for new and exciting updates about the conference. We hope to meet you at the conference.