Sunday, March 18, 2018

SQL UG Meetup - Mar 2018

Dear All,

Singapore SQL PASS Chapter meet up for March is scheduled on March 21st ( Wednesday) at 7 PM as usual. This time around, we are lucky to have Kevin Boles aka SQLGuru, 5 time MVP award winner and world renowned expert on T SQL and performance tuning. Session details provided below


March 21st - 6:45 PM to 7 PM - Registration

7 PM to 8:30 PM - Session titled "Query Plan Deep Dive" by Kevin Boles

Location: Microsoft Office, One Marina Boulevard, Level 22 - CF 12

Abstract: Query Plan Deep Dive

Another in TheSQLGuru's Deep Dive series! Query plans - the roadmaps of how your query will be handled by the engine. TONs of information for the astute SQL Server user. Lets dig into them and see what we can learn from and about them and also talk about how they can be used to aid our query tuning efforts.

Speaker Profile:

Kevin Boles is a SQL Server expert, working exclusively with the product since v6.5. With over 25 years of database experience and over 45,000 man hours of SQL Server engine experience, he holds many related certifications, is an MCT and was a SQL Server MVP from 2007 to 2012. Kevin has been a very successful independent consultant for over 20 years. His passion is the relational engine, especially designing, building, analyzing and tuning high-performance database applications.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

SQL SG UG Meetup - Jan 2018

Dear All,

Singapore SQL PASS Chapter meet up for Jan is scheduled on Jan 24th ( Wednesday) at 7 PM as usual. Speaker and topic details provided below


Jan 24th - 6:45 PM to 7 PM - Registration and Snacks

7 PM to 8:15 PM - Topic 1 - Presentation by Nagaraj Venkatesan

8:15 PM to 8:30 - Break

8:30 PM to 9:15 PM - Topic 2 - Presentation by Dharmendra Keshari

Location: Microsoft Office, One Marina Boulevard, Conf Room 21-MRP02

Topic1: SQL Server 2017 - Product Update

SQL Server 2017 has quite a few new features for developers and database administrators. This session will cover the following SQL Server 2017 enhancements;

* Automatic Tuning
* T SQL Enhancements of SQL Server 2017

Speaker Profile:

Nagaraj Venkatesan is a Data Platform MVP from Singapore and the leader of Singapore SQL PASS Chapter. As a SQL Server enthusiast, Nagaraj is a regular speaker in Asia Pacific region at Data Platform events like SQL Saturdays, SQL Server Geeks Summit, User group meetups etc.  Nagaraj shares his technical expertise at Nagaraj also runs a YouTube channel called "DataChannel", which contains technical interviews with top Microsoft Data Platform experts in the world

Topic2: Query Store

The Query Store feature is a game changer for how SQL Server professionals troubleshoot query performance. It provides the ability to natively capture baseline data within SQL Server. Using the performance metrics the Query Store records, we can decide which Execution Plan SQL Server should use when executing a specific query.
During this session we will take a thorough look at the Query Store, its architecture, the build-in reporting, DMVs and the performance impact of enabling the Query Store. No matter if you are a DBA or developer, the Query Store has information that can help you

Speaker Profile:

Dharmendra Keshari has strong and in-depth experience in Database Management. Currently, working as Senior Database Administrator at Micron Technology in Singapore, and in past he had handled one of the most critical databases which are being used by Singapore Public Hospitals, national specialty centres and polyclinics.
Dharmendra is an avid, regular mentor on social media, helping several enthusiast in solving their problems related to Database management. he is co-leader and regular speaker at Singapore SQL Server Pass Chapter (User Group). He has done certification for “Microsoft SQL Server® 2008, Implementation” and “Maintenance & Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Database”. |

Friday, December 1, 2017

SQL SG UG Meetup - Dec 2017

Dear All,

This is a special session from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence Team from Redmond!!! Wee Hyong Tok from Microsoft AI Team will be sharing a exclusive 2 hour session for Singapore SQL Server n Data Community. Don't miss this chance of learning and interacting with a respected member of Microsoft Product Team!!!


6:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Registration

7:00 PM to 9:30 PM - Session by Wee Hyong Tok

Topic: Super Powers to help you jumpstart Microsoft AI


MIT Technology Review describes "AI is the New Black", and noted that "Artificial intelligence no longer exists just in the realm of science fiction. ". Organizations are using AI to create intelligent applications and experiences that are more intuitive, more conversational, and simply more intelligent. This has helped companies accelerate their digital transformation at a blazing pace, and amplifies human ingenuity. Join Wee Hyong in this talk as he shares the latest AI use cases that his team has been working on using Microsoft AI. The talk will cover how we can all weave AI experiences into the fabric of everyday things.

Speaker Bio:

As Principal Data Science Manager, Wee Hyong Tok leads the Cloud AI Innovation Team at Microsoft, where his team works on cutting-edge AI projects, that continuously push the boundaries of AI. Wee Hyong has worn many hats in his career, including developer, program/product manager, data scientist, researcher, and strategist. Over the years with Microsoft, he has advised many Fortune 500 companies on data platform architectures, and using AI for their strategic initiatives.

Wee Hyong is also an affiliate professor with the University of Washington, where he teaches data science courses. He co-authored several books on artificial intelligence - including the first book on "Predictive Analytics Using Azure Machine Learning", and "Doing Data Science with SQL Server", and is currently working on an upcoming book on deep learning.

Monday, October 9, 2017

SQL SG UG Meetup - Oct 2017


Dear All,

Singapore SQL PASS Chapter meet up for Oct is scheduled on Oct 12th ( Thursday) at 7 PM as usual. Speaker and topic details provided below


Oct 12th - 6:45 PM to 7 PM - Registration and Snacks

7 PM to 8:15 PM - Topic 1 - Presentation by Vinod Kumar

8:15 PM to 8:30 - Break

8:30 PM to 9:15 PM - Topic 2 - Presentation by Nagaraj Venkatesan

Location: Microsoft Office, One Marina Boulevard, Conf Room 21-MRP01

Topic1: Surprise Session on Data

Speaker Profile:

Vinod Kumar has worked with SQL Server extensively since joining the industry over a decade ago. Before joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server for more than 3 years. He now works with Microsoft as APAC OCP Technical Evangelists Lead.He is a well-known speaker at all major Microsoft and third party technical conferences.

Topic2: Azure SQL Database - High Availability

Configuring high availability on Azure SQL Database comes with a few options. The following session provides an overview on concepts of Geo Replication, Elastic Pools and Azure Failover Groups and how they can be used in providing high availability for Azure SQL Database. Session would involve few demos on configuring high availability and would provide the audience a clear understanding on developing resilient applications on Azure SQL Database.

Speaker Profile:

Nagaraj Venkatesan(Microsoft Data Platform MVP,) is a SQL Server enthusiast since 2005 currently working as Senior Database Administrator for NCS Pte Ltd, Singapore. At NCS, Nagaraj maintains databases used by one of the busiest public facing applications in the city. As a active member of SQL Server community , Nagaraj leads the team managing Singapore SQL Server Pass Chapter ( User group ). As a part of the team, Nagaraj has organized many user group meet up sessions, in addition to being a regular speaker at them. Nagaraj shares his technical knowledge at and also by contributing at public SQL Server forums. He has also written articles at Besides these, Nagaraj holds a Masters Degree in Computing |

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Singapore SQL Saturday 2017 - August 26th

Dear All,

Singapore SQL Saturday is back for the second year and it is being held on Aug.26th. We have an even bigger line up of speakers than last year!!! Some highlights of the schedule / speakers line up provided below

* 2 Members of Microsoft Tiger Team
* 4 Microsoft Certified Masters
* 5 Microsoft Speakers
* 13 Most Valuable Professionals
* 20 Sessions and 21 hours of top quality content!!!

Isn't that HUGE? This makes SQL Saturday Singapore one of the biggest SQL Saturdays in Asia Pacific region. The best part is that the entry to the event is absolutely FREE!!! Not just that, lunch and tea breaks are catered for attendees, speakers and volunteers.

Check out the schedule over

Show your support for the event by registering for the event over here -

Please note that registration for the event can be done only on SQLSaturday website on the link provided above and not on meetup.

See you on Aug.26th at SQL Saturday Singapore :)

Singapore SQL Saturday Team (Nagaraj, Dharmendra, Khilitchandra, Sarbjit Singh)