Happy Anniversary and Welcome back Paul!
Sunday, July 17, 2016 11:56:00 PM
For our tenth year anniversary as a Users Group, our original founder is making the journey all the way back from Florida to speak Wednesday night!
That's right, Paul LaGrone is BACK! He'll be showing us how to build Dynamic SSIS packages using C# and BIML.
Come say hi to Paul and have a little fun with BIML.
Presented by Neal Hollingsworth
Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:01:00 PM
This presentation explains end to end, the Microsoft architectural and software solution for a data issue that faced Cook Children's that could be the solution for many other businesses, too.
This is the newest way to handle non-relational data in an extremely efficient manner.
"I've worked with SQL Server for 12 years or more in many different roles. I'm kind of a jack of all trades; master of none. My current role is Senior Business Intelligence Analyst with Cook Children's."
- Neal Hollingsworth
LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/nhollingsworth20
6:30 PM Meet & Greet | 7:00 - 8:00 Forum on Topics
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:59:00 PM
As previously requested, tonight we will cover advantages of a Group PASS membership, and the PASS expectations for PASS groups.
We'll also be setting up our plan for generating and training Junior DBAs, ETL Engineers, and BI developers for the Fort Worth employment market...so those of you who raised your hands on this, now's the time to speak freely! (Andy has more on getting "R" into our training lineup in his hip pocket for us, too.)
6:30 PM Meet & Greet | 7:00 - 8:00 Forum on Topics
Speaker: Tim Costello
Sunday, April 17, 2016 10:45:00 PM
Can Data Warehouse Design be agile? You bet! In this session, we will explore the ways we can be more agile, collaborative, iterative and successful with our dimensional designs. Data Warehouse ... here we come!
Tim Costello is a data enthusiast, data warehouse architect, Tableau trainer and occasionaly writes half way good SQL.
(NOTE: That's Tim saying that! We here at FWSSUG know how great he truly is!!!)
6:30 PM Meet & Greet |
7 PM FWSSUG Future Plans |
7:30 - 8:30 Presentation
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:37:00 AM
Our normal first quarter planning has been affected by several funerals we've had to deal with over the last few months. So we are very sorry to say that we must cancel tomorrow's FWSSUG meeting.
We will re-group for APRIL's meeting.
Thank you for understanding!
Monday, February 15, 2016 9:12:00 AM
Every year we are required to perform a job self-elevation as part of our jobs. So are you looking for a way to evaluate your current job skill sets, changing direction in your career, in job transition, looking for a new career path? Has your career path been shifted by other people’s decisions? Then join us for a new way to perform some self-evaluation and outline a new career strategy.
Andy Eggers is one the pillars of the Fort Worth SQL Group and his dedication and passion for fostering professional and technical training for the community is unparalleled.
6:30 PM Meet & Greet | 7 PM Presentation
See you there,
The folks at the Fort Worth SQL Server Users Group
Monday, January 18, 2016 9:25:00 PM
We are opening our 10th year as a user group on February 17th with our very own Andy Eggers!
Also, we also have Paul LaGrone coming all the way back from Florida this July to help us celebrate! Good times ahead.
Look for several of us at the Austin SQL Saturday this month too: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/461/eventhome.aspx
Happy 2016 and see you in February.
There's more to it than just SQL Server
Friday, October 16, 2015 3:38:00 PM
There's far more occurring on your Windows servers than just SQL Server, and looking at ERRORLOG won't show you the whole story: other applications stealing your memory, OS issues, hardware errors, and more. We'll start by looking at different ways to collect Event Logs. From there we'll delve into WMI and WQL, which allow us to query servers (remotely or locally) to get information such as performance statistics, System and Event Logs, and even changes within SQL Server. We'll finish it off with two immediately-usable implementations you can set up on Thursday morning.
Michael Bourgon is the Senior Production DBA for a large healthcare company. He's always looking for a better way to be a Lazy DBA - spending far too many hours automating processes in order to accomplish that. In Fort Worth we think of him as the Caspian Sea Monster of Eventing.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 9:27:00 PM
Well, it's a good thing we know about backups and restores.
Thanks for everybody that sent a heads up about the site.
I have about 6 or so different sites hosted on various servers and when I let the hosting service know I couldn't reach a couple of those servers, the ticket submission failed to post. Then the follow up email I sent even bounced.
I hate days like that.
So here's to all the hard working geeks that reversed that sorry state!
Thank you very much and I hope you get to sleep soon!
Sunday, September 13, 2015 10:23:00 PM
You know that Biml can automate ETL loads, but your data warehouse is several terabytes with a tight load window. In this demo focused presentation, we'll discuss how to use BimlScript to accomplish the following:
- Dynamically create multiple SISS packages for a data warehouse ETL load, each following a different best practice design pattern.
- Automatically execute each package multiple times and record the results for analysis.
- Determine which package version should be used in production.
The only way to be sure that your SSIS packages are performing optimally is to test them against multiple patterns. Make your life easier and let BimlScript do the work for you.
David Stein - Data Warehouse Architect and Independent Consultant - has more than a decade of experience working in SQL Server Business Intelligence. He’s designed multi-terabyte, multi-tenant Data Warehouses from scratch as well as saved projects in serious jeopardy.