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Sep 21, 2011 Tim Costello: Tuning the Data Flow in SSIS 

Thursday, August 18, 2011 10:40:00 PM Categories: Meeting

 

Synchronous and asynchronous components, memory buffers, data type choices, Oh My!

 

Tuning the data flow is all about choices.

In this session we'll walk through some of the choices that can give you the biggest performance boosts in your SSIS data flow. Together we'll work through the differences between synchronous and asynchronous components. We'll highlight components that should be avoided and explore alternates that can help us create the fastest data flow possible.

 

We just ran into Tim at Microsoft the other day and he was NOT sporting his yellow laptop. His company laptop was a very un-Tim gray; though he had made amends with his screaming yellow mouse. In support of Tim, bring your favorite yellow food. We'll make sure we get our US RDA of yellow #5!We will be providing food as usual, just of a slightly different hue. 

Aug 17, 2011 Michael Hotek Back from Summer Camping in Denali?  

Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:39:00 PM Categories: Meeting

 

No. He's still camped out in Denali land, but he'll take a break from researching and writing about the latest release of SQL Server code named Denali to let us know what new tools we may soon get to use. He's trekked farther up and farther in with CTP 3 and has some great stories to share around the campfire.

 

Bring your s'mores, but don't set off Mark's sprinkler system. 

Jul 20, 2011 5th Anniversary Meeting - Trevor Barkhouse and a Chalk Talk on Scheduling: Understanding How SQL Server Decides What to Do 

Sunday, July 10, 2011 10:37:00 PM Categories: Meeting

 

A Chalk Talk on Scheduling: Understanding How SQL Server Decides What to Do

 

In this informal and interactive session, we will discuss how SQL Server determines what to execute.  Along the way, we'll cover locking and blocking as well as wait statistics.  If we finish early, be ready for some Pictionary!

 

Trevor Barkhouse is an Escalation DBA for Terremark Worldwide, Inc., a leading global provider of IT infrastructure services.  His passions are automation, performance tuning, and troubleshooting.  Trevor has spoken at many user group meetings, seven SQLSaturday events, the 2010 Houston TechFest, CodeStock 2011, and last two the PASS Community Summits (North American).

 

Check out his blog at http://sqlserversleuth.com/

 

 

This spring SQLRally 2012 is coming to Dallas. If you get the chance to vote for speakers, vote for Trevor and all the great folks who facilitate our meetings.  http://www.sqlpass.org/Community/PASSBlog/entryid/342/Dallas-Hosting-PASS-SQLRally-2012.aspx

 

 

This July is our 5th anniversary meeting as the Fort Worth SQL Server User Group. As a gift, we were given SQL Server Denali CPT 3! It was really great of Microsoft to get that out the door for us like that. Very thoughtful. It's like "Uncle Bill" sent us flowers. There will be additional pictures, food and  merriment. Can't wait to see you all again.

 

 

Book Swap: We cleaned out our bookshelves. We're bringing them in for a book swap and give away. If you bring books, please take them back home if no one takes them. We will already have a truck load and don't wish to add to it. Bring your wheel barrows.

 

Jun 15, 2011 Andy Eggers Designing and Creating a SSIS framework!Jun 15, 2011 Andy Eggers SSIS Framework Jun 15, 2011 Andy Eggers SSIS Framework  

Friday, June 10, 2011 10:35:00 PM Categories: Meeting

 

 

 

SSIS framework provides centralized logging and Auditing of package execution, tracking the number of Good records and bad records, notification of errors, and migration of SSIS packages into production with minimum of issues.  Come join our own Andy Eggers for an evening of SSIS Framework HOW TO!

 

May 18, 2011 David Stein Data Warehousing - How to Convince "The Bobs" 

Friday, May 13, 2011 10:34:00 PM Categories: Meeting

 

Many of us have had the frustration of trying to convince “the company” of the great benefits a data warehouse would provide for them only to have the notion swept under the rug or fall on deaf ears! 

 

David Stein is a SQL Server Business Intelligence DBA specializing in designing, developing, and maintaining Data Warehouses using Microsoft BI Tools.  

Apr 20, 2011 Trevor Barkhouse Provides his Expertise on SQL Trace and Profiler 

Monday, April 18, 2011 10:28:00 PM

 

TOPIC:  An Introduction to Profiler and SQL Trace

Profiler (and its underlying subsystem, SQL Trace) is a tool for recording a SQL Server instance's activity. This diagnostic and performance data is valuable for troubleshooting and characterizing a system's workload. Like any powerful tool, misuse can be quite harmful, so great care must be exercised. This session will teach you how to efficiently configure, run, and analyze the data from traces, while minimizing the overhead of the data collection and avoiding common pitfalls.

 

About Trevor:

Trevor Barkhouse is an Escalation DBA for Terremark Worldwide, Inc., a leading global provider of IT infrastructure services.  His passions are automation, performance tuning, and troubleshooting.  Trevor has spoken at many user group meetings, seven SQLSaturday events, the 2010 Houston TechFest, and last two the PASS Community Summits (North American). 

Mar 16, 2011 Mike Hotek Previews SQL Server "Denali" 

Friday, March 11, 2011 10:15:00 PM Categories: Meeting

 

New features, new toys, new tools! Hear your favorite SQL instructor again before he disappears for another big writing project.  CPT 1 dropped in November and CPT 2 should be out in April. It's slated to be called SQL Server 2011, so it'll be here soon.

Feb 16, 2011 David Stein Implementing PowerPivot with Zombie Databases 

Sunday, February 13, 2011 10:14:00 PM Categories: Meeting

 

Do you have a Zombie Database? Does your database suffer from roaming hordes of problems like the lack of primary and foreign keys, poor normalization, in place updates and deletes,  and an insatiable drive to eat your braaaaaaaaaaaaaains (CPU cycles).

 

Fear not fellow survivor, for I’ll show you how to control the zombie apocalypse and prepare your data for use with PowerPivot, a free add on for Excel 2010. I’ll show you how to use PowerPivot to slice and dice your data and keep your users safe from the zombie databases which threaten their very way of life. 

 

 

David Stein is a SQL Server Business Intelligence DBA specializing in designing, developing, and maintaining Data Warehouses using Microsoft BI Tools. He also has the distinction of being the world's foremost expert with one of the worst Zombie Databases known to man.

 

 

Oh my! Zombie movies are a guilty pleasure for me. I may well have to break out the zombie brain Jello molds!

See you there.

Jan 19, 2011 Tim Costello and Data Visualization 

Monday, January 10, 2011 10:11:00 PM Categories: Meeting

 

 

Our special guest runs his very own user's group over in Addison for Tableau. He has been a SQL Server professional for many years and has now extended into Tableau and heavy data visualization. Tim has taught us some great SSIS stuff in the past, but know he wants to focus our attention on how to visualize our data. You probably think in tables and code. If you really want to reach your audience, think about how to present it visually. 

 

This month, we will be meeting in the same location you're all used to, except we will be using an upstairs room.  It's the Tim room, in fact. Every time he presents, this is his room. Maybe Freese & Nichols will paint it yellow to match his laptop.  Thanks again to Mark and Freese & Nichols for hosting us.

 

Other learning opportunities:

 

  • Free videos for Master Certification training:

http://www.sqlskills.com/T_MCMVideos.asp

 

Dec 2010 - No Meeting: Happy Holidays from Fort Worth SQL Server Users Group! 

Sunday, December 12, 2010 11:08:00 PM Categories: Meeting

 

It's the third Wednesday of the month, but We are not meeting in December in observance of holiday mania/joy.

 

We wish you glad tidings of a slight increase in hiring! We have quite a few jobs coming up, particularly in Oklahoma City.

 

Enjoy the season, and see you January 19th.

 

 

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