Tuesday, February 21, 2017

DataCamp 2017 - Schedule of Sessions

Dear All,

As you may be aware, we, Singapore SQL Server User Group is organizing one day free event called "Data Camp" on March 11th. The event features several MVPs, MCMs and Microsoft Professionals too. Schedule of sessions is provided below

Do register for the event at https://www.meetup.com/mssgug/events/236952292/

See you on March 11th!!!

Singapore SQL Server User Group Team

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Pre Conference - "Indexes – The Complete Story" - March 10th - Andreas Wolter

Dear All,
We are again lucky for the second time to have Mr.Andreas Wolter, MVP, MCM, MCSM from Germany deliver one day pre conference seminar on March 10th 2017. Andreas will be speaking on the topic "Indexes – The Complete Story: from pages to in-memory storage".
Limited seats available. For our Singapore SQL Server Community, we have come up with a super early bird price of just 150$. So, don't miss the chance to gain in depth knowledge from the best in the business. Please register and purchase the ticket for the event at the link provided below.
Detailed abstract of the session and speaker profile provided below:


This training day will introduce you to essential indexing concepts of SQL Server: How data is stored in SQL Server, and how indexes change the game. We will look at disk-based objects and also briefly at memory optimized objects to gain a complete picture of how tables can store data and how access to the data can be optimized via indexes.
You will learn about important concepts of indexes that one should be aware of like “when are certain indexes not considered for a query plan”, “why indexes can even considerably slow down a system”, “why memory optimized indexes are not automatically faster than disk-based indexes” and many others.
This is probably the first workshop ever to treat traditional page-based indexes together with Column store and even memory-objects at the same time, as valid alternatives. Don’t miss this chance to obtain an overview of which possibilities exist today in terms of table- & index-design to speed up database-systems and to ask the questions that you have always wanted to ask.
Level: This one day seminar ranges between Level 200 and 400, to get everybody on the same page but also be able to point out some little-known internals.
1.Storage basics for HEAPS and Indexes

2.Clustered Indexes & Non clustered Indexes in Detail

3.More Options at hand: Included Columns and Filtered Indexes

4.Column store Indexes introduction

5.In-Memory OLTP Indexes introduction

6.Statistics – what are they good for and how do they work?

7.Index maintenance: the good the bad the ugly

Speaker Profile :

Andreas Wolter is both a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) on SQL Server 2008 and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master Data Platform (MCSM) SQL Server 2012 – making him one of only 2 experts worldwide being master-certified on SQL Server 2008 and 2012. Besides that he has also been awarded with the MVP for SQL Server since 2014.

As the founder of Sarpedon Quality Lab a Germany-based company he has over 16 years of experience with SQL Server, helping customers worldwide with Development and Optimization of SQL Server Database- and large Datawarehouse-architectures focusing on performance and scalability and a special passion for security.

Since many years he can be met at various international conferences starting from the biggest SQL Server conference in the US but also in local user groups. Also he is delivering exclusive training for the SQL Server Master-Class seminar-series.

You can follow him at Twitter at @AndreasWolter and find his blog at www.insidesql.org/blogs/andreaswolter .

Rush and grab your tickets before they fill up!!! Email us or post here if you have any questions. Thanks.

Singapore SQL Server User Group Team

Monday, February 13, 2017

DataCamp 2017 - Singapore - March 11th

Dear all,

We, Singapore SQL Server User Group Team, are happy to announce "Data Camp 2017", a one day free event for SQL Server and Microsoft Data Platform technologies to be held on 11th March 2017. The event will have top quality technical content delivered by Data platform experts in this region. The event features 8 MVP award winners, 3 Microsoft Professionals and 6 overseas speakers!!! Details provided below

List of speakers and topic of sessions provided below

Monitoring of Availability Groups with DMVs and XEvents
SQL On Linux - Architecture
Data Mining with ANN
Processing unstructured data
SQL Server Hardware Sizing
Power BI Story - for everyone
Silenced Secrets of Security
SQL Server Partitioning: Things you should know
Mohit Nirawal
Cardinality Estimator: A Ride from SQL 7.0 to SQL Server 2016
SQL Server 2016 BI Features and Enhancements
High Performance Database Design
Practical Tips and Tricks using SQL Server Tools
Capturing and managing data in Azure
 Prakash Sawant
To Be Announced
SQLLite – Mobile development using Xamarin

Click below to register for the event : https://www.meetup.com/mssgug/events/236952292/

Go ahead, register and don't miss the opportunity to learn from the Masters!!!

Singapore SQL Server User Group Team

Friday, February 10, 2017

SG SQL UG Meetup - Feb 2017

Dear All,

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


February 15th - 6:45 PM to 7 PM - Registration and Snacks

7 PM to 8 PM - Topic 1 - Presentation by Sarbjit Singh Gill

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 22 BR-01

Topic 1: Uncovering your true capability in the tech world


Have you asked yourself the question why you do what you do ? Are you thinking about it or are you in an automatic mode, just doing without thinking?

Speaker Profile: Sarbjit Singh Gill
I bring 24 years of IT experience spanning consulting, architecture and training for Microsoft technologies such as Lync, Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Windows Server, Active Directory, System Center range of products. I am also experienced in carrying out a Microsoft IO (Infrastructure Optimization) and Implementation of the MS MOF (Microsoft Operations Framework).Since 2005, I have been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with Technical Expertise in Lync, SCOM and SharePoint.I have participated as a speaker and proctor in numerous conference and forums and co-authored a book on MS Exchange monitoring using SCOM. As a MVP, I am founder of Singapore Lync User Group and an active member of other MS Technologies User Group communities. I hold a FIA International "C" racing license and I race actively in Japan and Malaysia in touring cars endurance and club races.I am an active Scuba Diver with interest in underwater videography.

Topic 2: DeadLock Troubleshooting

In this session, we will learn about locking & blocking in SQL Server. Based on that knowledge you will learn about the various kinds of deadlocks that can occur in SQL Server, how to troubleshooting them. It will help you to decide your index strategy and database settings.

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 Semi-Government 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”