Tuesday, December 20, 2016

SG SQL UG Meetup - Dec 2016

Dear All,

Its meetup time again at Singapore SQL PASS Chapter. Please refer below for the details.


December 21st - 6:45 PM to 7 PM - Registration and Snacks

7 PM to 8 PM - Topic 1 - Presentation by Nagaraj Venkatesan

8:00 PM to 8:15 - Break

8:15 PM to 9:15 - Topic 2 - Presentation by Dharmendra Keshari

Location: Microsoft Office, One Marina Boulevard, Level 21 Auditorium

Topic 1: R and SQL Server 2016


"R", a popular statistical language among data scientists has been integrated with SQL Server 2016. Now, with SQL Server 2016, one gets to perform the data retrival and statistical compute in one box. The session will provide an overview on how R works with SQL Server 2016 and the benifits of using Microsoft R in data science process. The session will also provide a quick introduction for T SQL Deveoplers and DBAs on how "R" code can be deployed to SQL Server 2016.

Speaker Profile: Nagaraj Venkatesan

Nagaraj Venkatesan, a SQL Server enthusiast exploring SQL Server for the last 10 years. Working for NCS Pte Ltd as SQL Server DBA, Nagaraj maintains databases used by one of the busiest public facing applications in the city. He frequently blogs at strictlysql.blogspot.com and is a regular contributor sqlservercentral.com. Besides these, he also holds a Masters Degree in Computing from National University of Singapore

Topic 2: SQL Server on Linux


The announcement of SQL Server on Linux brings a significant technological and operation shift to enterprise relational database management system. It is vital to understand the features and capabilities. The agenda of the session

- Introduction to SQL Server on Linux

- How SQL Server is running on Linux (How I think - Microsoft has done it)

- Demos

Speaker Profile: Dharmendra Keshari

Dharmendra Keshari has strong and in-depth experience in Database Management and its internals. Currently, working as Senior Database Administrator in one of the best organization in Singapore. He is an avid, regular mentor on social media, helping several enthusiast in solving problems related to Database management. He has completed certification for “Microsoft SQL Server® 2008, Implementation” and “Maintenance & Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Database”