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October 2018 - Meeting Cancelled 

Posted by altadmin Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:53:00 PM
No meeting this month.

If you are subscribed to our Meetup page and are subscribed to Meetup messages, you should have received an email message requesting input for time and location and content changes for future FWSSUG meetings.

SEPTEMBER 2018 - Meeting Cancelled 

Posted by altadmin Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:08:00 AM
No meeting this month.

If you are subscribed to our Meetup page and are subscribed to Meetup messages, you should have received an email message requesting input for time and location and content changes for future FWSSUG meetings.

Querying Semistructured Data in Azure Data Lake with USQL 

Presented by Russ Loski
Posted by altadmin Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1:44:00 PM


Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
Data is exploding across enterprises. Much of it is semi-structured junk. Or is it junk? What are you going to do with it until you can find out? Microsoft’s Azure Data Lake is a cloud storage and analytical service for parking a variety of data. When you are ready, you can query that semi-structured data using an ANSI SQL language called U-SQL. In this session I will demonstrate the similarities and differences between U-SQL and T-SQL. I will demonstrate how easy it is to build a query against 21 GB of CSV files. Such queries can help you determine whether you have a gold mine in your data or a bunch of garbage before investing in a full data warehouse build.
We will go beyond simply extracting data from CSV files. We will look at how easy it is to gain greater insight from your data using U-SQL and Microsoft’s Cognitive Services. We will also look at how to extract data from JSON files using U-SQL.

Bio:
Russ Loski is an SQL Server ETL developer based in Dallas, TX. Twenty years ago, he began working with SQL Server 6.5. He has continued to develop applications connected to all of the versions of SQL Server since. His clients have ranged from insurance to healthcare, from movie theaters to American football. Russ is a regular speaker at SQL Saturday events, as well as the SQL Server Users Groups in the North Texas region. Russ likes working with data in various shapes. He has used DTS, SSIS, U-SQL, R, and .Net to process XML, CSV and other file formats.



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors. 4055 International Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76109

Azure SQL Managed Instance, the New Hotness! 

Presented by Ryan Adams
Posted by altadmin Monday, July 9, 2018 5:31:00 PM


Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
You can't wait to move your databases to an Azure PaaS offering so you don't have to patch and maintain an operating system and SQL Server. You looked at Azure SQL DB, but there are some limitations that prevent you from migrating to this service. Don't worry, you're not stranded. There is a new option designed to "Lift and Shift" your workload to Azure PaaS. It's a brand new offering that just came out of private preview and into public preview. We'll discuss this new offering, its advantages, and how you can migrate with ease.

Bio:
Ryan Adams is a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft. He works directly with customers to help them realize their business potential and accelerate their digital transformation on premises and in the cloud. Previously, Ryan was a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and spent 19 years working for a fortune 100 company. His passion is the SQL Server Engine, High Availability, and Disaster Recovery. He also served on the Board of Directors for the North Texas SQL Server User Group, was President of the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter, was a PASS Regional Mentor, and served as a Director for the PASS organization.



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors. 4055 International Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76109

How to configure your new instances of SQL Server. 

Presented by Andy Eggers
Posted by altadmin Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:05:00 PM


Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:

When you set up a new SQL Server, it doesn't stop at the installation. Wednesday, Andy is sharing his multi-version SQL Server configurations with us.

Bio:
Andy is one of our FWSSUG officers and is about the most enthusiastic supporter of education for the SQL community. He is always the first to volunteer his support in any SQL Saturday event, and is always ready to help teach and mentor anyone who asks. Andy keeps us focused and driving toward education with pure intent. If you want to see this guy get passionately animated, let him start talking about his business intelligence initiatives or educating the community. Andy has end to end expertise in Data Architecture, Statistical Analysis, BIML, SQL Server 2008 through 2016 and the full Microsoft BI stack, and thrives in solving complex business problems. He holds Graduate Certifications from SMU in both Analytics and Marketing and earned his MBA from the University of Dallas.



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors. 4055 International Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76109

See you there

"Real World" Examples on How to Load Data Warehouse Structures using SSIS 

Presented by Ryan Casey
Posted by altadmin Monday, May 14, 2018 6:14:00 PM


Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
In this session we will discuss the value of a SSIS Framework, explore forward engineering benefits, and demonstrate SSIS design patterns on loading SQL structures when developing Data Warehouses, SSAS Cubes, and Power BI Analytics.

Live Demo SSIS Framework
    Load & Error Meta Data
    Restart ability, Rollback, Reload Count
    Master Load ID, LoadID, ExecutionID (SSISDB), Refresh
    Package Sequencing and Signatures
    Connections, Expressions, Parameters, Event Handlers
    Alerting (SMTP), Error Flows (XML Destination Script)

Forward Engineering SQL Structures
    Relationships, Primary & Foreign Keys
    Data Types, Nullability, Indexes

Demos for Multiple Design Patterns
    Dimensions (Slowly Changing)
    Facts (Inserts, Updates, Deletes)
    Bridges / Snowflakes

AutoBiography:
Ryan Casey, MBA, LLC
@AimYourData on Twitter
BI Architect, AIM Business Driven Data Solutions

Website: http://www.aimyourdata.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryancaseymba/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aim.yourdata.9
Blog: http://www.rhynodata.com/
You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd4RTLBn8sjVR5D3gfJhq9Q

Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Public Speaker, and Group Moderator

SQL Saturday Speaker @
• Dallas, TX 2018, 2017 (BI), 2016, 2015
• Phoenix, AZ 2018, 2017 (BI)
• Kansas City, MO 2017
• Baton Rouge, LA 2017
• Oklahoma City, OK 2016
• San Antonio, TX 2016

SQL User Group Speaker @
• NTSSUG, Dallas, TX
• CACTUSS, Austin, TX
• OKCSQL, Oklahoma City, OK
• MSBIC, Dallas, TX
• SALSSA, San Antonio, TX
• FWSSUG, Fort Worth, TX

AIM Business Driven Data Solutions combines the collaborative and creative arts included in Technical Communication, the business acumen of a Harvard MBA program, and the technical discipline of object-oriented programming and business intelligence (data warehouses).



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors.


4055 International Plaza
Fort Worth, Texas 76109

Security, Hypocrisy, and Standards, "OH MY" or How to hack your data center in three easy steps 

Presented by: Brian Guarnieri
Posted by altadmin Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:41:00 PM


Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
How secure do you think your data is? Why is everyone trying to get your data? How do you get a Comptroller of a large bearing supplier to be your puppet and do things they would never do? Hacking....Hacking....And more hacking. An introduction to situational awareness, on premise security, and social engineering. Learn the secrets of a pen tester and how they get your data. (Answer: it's Usually not through SQL Server.) Trust no one and ummmm always keep your protractor ready. (See Paranoia Role-playing Game). The chances are you've already been hacked and you don't even know it. Take a humorous journey through the eyes of an everyday DBA who sizes up weaknesses using tried and true Red Team hacking techniques. Lets face it. The data is where the money is. It's not in the snazzy new middle-ware that Bob the programmer is so proud of. It's in your data and sometimes your co-worker is your worst enemy. Remember never blame your self, always always blame the PROGRAMMER. It's Bob's fault!

AutoBiography:
Brian Guarnieri is a man of mystery. Does anyone know this person. One part human two parts whovian. He's sleek silent and subtle as a brick to the face. An IT professional since 2000 working as a DBA and moonlighting as a super hero. The only database oriented member of the Dallas Hackers Association he spreads his message of governance and coding practices to the masses. Once a leader of a cult, he has put away his Elvis wig, rhinestones, and snazzy shoes to talk about the comical eccentricities of the IT World. You may know him from such television shows as "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Small Wonder". Once a child actor he now revels in obscurity. As the only Dalek DBA he seeks to exterminate poor code in all its many forms.



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors. 4055 International Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76109

See you there,

SQL SERVER PERFORMANCE! 

Presented by Andy Eggers
Posted by altadmin Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:53:00 PM


Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
Andy will continue to show us how to gather performance-tuning data, review of the SQL Server Internals, which wait stats should be collected and how to use them to increase performance.
As in Part 1, the why of “it Depends” is always a good starting point and where to look for setup areas to check / review. Andy will show us where SQL Server hides its information and how we can use it efficiently to improve performance.

Bio:
Andy is one of our FWSSUG officers and is about the most enthusiastic supporter of education for the SQL community. He is always the first to volunteer his support in any SQL Saturday event, and is always ready to help teach and mentor anyone who asks. Andy keeps us focused and driving toward education with pure intent. If you want to see this guy get passionately animated, let him start talking about his business intelligence initiatives or educating the community. Andy has end to end expertise in Data Architecture, Statistical Analysis, BIML, SQL Server 2008 through 2016 and the full Microsoft BI stack, and thrives in solving complex business problems. He holds Graduate Certifications from SMU in both Analytics and Marketing and earned his MBA from the University of Dallas.



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors. 4055 International Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76109

See you there,

**CANCELLED** Part 2 - Performance Monitoring and SQL Server Internals for the Poor Man 

By Andy Eggers
Posted by altadmin Tuesday, February 20, 2018 2:23:00 PM


** CANCELLED due to Weather! **
We want everyone to be able to stay safe on the roads this evening since this freeze line is moving all around Fort Worth!
Andy's presentation will be moved to our MARCH 21st meeting.

See you then!
~ MJ




Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
Andy will continue to show us how to gather performance-tuning data, review of the SQL Server Internals, which wait stats should be collected and how to use them to increase performance.
As in Part 1, the why of “it Depends” is always a good starting point and where to look for setup areas to check / review. Andy will show us where SQL Server hides its information and how we can use it efficiently to improve performance.

Bio:
Andy is one of our FWSSUG officers and is about the most enthusiastic supporter of education for the SQL community. He is always the first to volunteer his support in any SQL Saturday event, and is always ready to help teach and mentor anyone who asks. Andy keeps us focused and driving toward education with pure intent. If you want to see this guy get passionately animated, let him start talking about his business intelligence initiatives or educating the community. Andy has end to end expertise in Data Architecture, Statistical Analysis, BIML, SQL Server 2008 through 2016 and the full Microsoft BI stack, and thrives in solving complex business problems. He holds Graduate Certifications from SMU in both Analytics and Marketing and earned his MBA from the University of Dallas.



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors. 4055 International Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76109

See you there,

Data Modeling for the Modern Data Warehouse 

Posted by altadmin Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:33:00 AM


Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
A theoretical discussion on the topic of graphical data modeling using enterprise modeling tools.

Discuss why we model data, the different modeling type, and different modeling techniques. Explore why and when to use different modeling techniques. Explain dimensional modeling when developing data warehouses, SSAS Cubes, and Power BI Analytics.

Sample model diagrams will be used to explain these different modeling techniques and try to bring a more tangible aspect to the theoretical aspects of the discussion.

Why Model Data
The Value of Enterprise Data
Business Benefits of Data Modeling
Different Model Types
Conceptual / Logical / Physical
Dimensional
Different Modeling Techniques
Star & Snow Flake Schema
Slowly Changing Dimensions
Many to Many Relationships


Bio: Ryan Casy: Managing BI Architect, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Friend of Redgate, LinkedIn Group Moderator, and a SQL Saturday Speaker.

• 15+ Fortune 500 Corporations Implementing Data Centers and Warehouses • 14+ years SQL Server and Oracle (T-SQL, PL-SQL), (Excel, Flat Files, XML) • 12+ years Visual Studio (SSDT Business Intelligence, DevOps, MVC, C#, VB) • 11+ years Excel, SSAS, SSIS, and SSRS using Agile Methodology • 6+ years Leading Large BI Teams (multi-country off-shore locations)

AIM Business Driven Data Solutions combines the collaborative and creative arts included in Technical Communication, the business acumen of a Harvard MBA program, and the technical discipline of object oriented programming and business intelligence (data warehouses).



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors. 4055 International Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76109
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