4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London

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In this purely demo-based session, I will show several real-life attacks, from mere reading up to disrupting service availability via various types of manual and automated SQL Injection, including a broadly unknown elevation of privileges attack.
Error handling in T-SQL stored procedures
This session will look at SQOOP, PIG and HIVE. Three tools which are essential in your Big Data Toolbox. We'll look at what they do, how they do it and why you would want to use them
In this intensive one hour session, learn how to analyse and visualise your data using the Data Analysts Toolkit - Microsoft Power BI complemented with R
This session covers all aspects of what you need to do, to enable the storage of card details in SQL Server and achieve PCI certification. We will deep dive into the solutions for storing the data securely using SQL Servers encryption functionality
This session goes beyond the classical star schema modeling, exploring new techniques to model data with Power Pivot and SSAS Tabular. You will see how brute-force power in DAX allows different data models than those used in SSAS Multidimensional
What are the techniques to implement linked reports, subscriptions, report history, snapshot options, editing report using browser based Report Builder? Find out in this session.
In this talk, I will share my experience in creating and running Azure SQL Database, a large cloud scale service powered by SQL Server technologies. This presentation will provide an outline of the scenarios and requirements for a database service.
In this session we'll look at the common causes of bad execution plans and examine options for resolving the problem, short term and long term.
In this session Pyramid analytics will show how to use BI Office to easily build an adhoc Analysis Services Tabular Edition analytic data set and perform associative analysis using the unique features of BI Office.
Impress the boss and your colleagues by delivering Dashboards, KPIS, maps and Scorecards wrapped in a tablet-ready interface with SSRS
Everyone wants a job they enjoy and look forward to working at each day. This session will present practical techniques for improving your brand and giving you the chance to interview for the job you want.
Learn how to use performance counters, report execution log data, and trace files to troubleshoot performance problems. Learn how to set up a monitoring solution to capture data and diagnose slow queries.
Information Workers and Data Analysts do “myth busting" on corporate performance and forecasts on regular basis. This session uncovers ways to take advantage of Power BI as Software as a Service (SaaS) for a "myth busting" lab you can try at home!
Sets are king when it comes to SQL Server, but sometimes you need to see data row by row. Window Functions help you get the best of both worlds. Learn when and where these functions can help you get what you need without compromising performance.
Attend this session and understand how, why, and when SQL Server uses statistics and how this new feature will help improve performance.
A deep dive into batch mode scalability with column store index and SQL 2014.
Continuous delivery is an approach that enables new functionality to be delivered as needed. This session will cover how this approach can be applied to data warehouses to enable faster time to value for the consumers of the data.
Building software is hard, and we often find that fixing bugs is expensive if they are not caught early. Continuous Integration (CI) has proven to be a valuable technique in improving software quality and this session demonstrates CI for databases.
Everyone knew how to keep data safe and secure, right up until Edward Snowden revealed this error. Learn how to keep the data secure, by identifying and quantifying the risks. Take away practical tips and advice to apply immediately.
Learn ready-to-use DAX patterns improving development speed of Power Pivot solutions. Good also for SSAS Tabular developers.
This session targets SSAS developers that are already dealing with complex security solutions on a regular basis and want to get more insights on what actually happens inside SSAS when the different kinds of security are applied to their model.
Polybase is one of the most exciting, innovative features in PDW; enabling transparent data integration with Hadoop's distributed file system (HDFS) and soon Windows Azure Storage Blobs (WASB). See it in action.
This session shows how you can use SQL Server 2014’s features to meet your solution’s non-functional requirements and ensure operational success.
This 500 level session will focus on using undocumented statements and trace flags to get insight into how the query optimizer works and show you which operations it performs during query optimization.
In this session we'll look at the things you should and shouldn't be doing now, to protect yourself and your data against the risk of corruption and thing you should and shouldn't do should the database ever become corrupt.
We all know that ‘Indexing’ is KING when it comes to achieving high levels of performance in SQL Server. When Indexing also combines 2 of the Enterprise features: Partitioning & Compression
Join me for an hour of playing with different ETL patterns by using Clustered Columnstore Indexes. Using different Hardware might lead you to different conclusions,and the size of the workload is always the paramount of your performance.Loading data first and then creating a Clustered Columnstore or creating Clustered Columnstore and than loading - join me to find the answers!
Microsoft is moving to the cloud and SQL Server 2014 is the first release with features designed specifically to extend your datacentre into the cloud. In this session we'll look at these features with end-to-end demos, discussions and scenarios so you can understand what the future could look like in your own SQL Server environment.
In this session we will discuss Data Governance around Power BI and on-prem platforms. How to avoid dataset-hell. What are the best practices for sharing queries? Who is the famous Data Steward ?
Run by folks heavily involved in the SQL community, this session explores what opportunities are out there for networking, learning and collaborating. Covering local, national, global, & digital communities, we'll put you in the know.
Learn where to start reading execution plans and how to interpret them in order to understand how to tune poorly performing queries.
Hadoop (Big Data) vs SQL Server. A view from a SQL Server DBA / Developer
How does SQL Server build results? We'll role play: Brent Ozar will be an end user sending in queries, and you'll be SQL Server. This session is for people who are comfortable writing queries, but not with indexes, statistics, and sargability.
You don't buy a lot of servers, but you're about to deploy SQL Server, and you only get one chance to make it right. Brent Ozar will boil down everything you need to know into just a few simple decisions including SQL Edition, sockets, and RAM.
It's time to take your ad-hoc Powershell scripts turn them into your very own module. And while we're at it we will add proper error handling, parameterization & pipeline support. I will also demonstrate how to build help, force and whatif support.
In this session I will talk about backup, integrity check, and index and statistics maintenance, and how you can use my maintenance solution (http://ola.hallengren.com) in an enterprise environment.
In this session, you will learn what SSIS is, what components it consists of, and how to use the SSIS catalog to track the execution of packages and how to troubleshoot packages.
Come and hear about some of the most interesting problem scenarios and solutions that the Coeo managed support team have been working on this year.
R was originally for doing stats, but it now does database CRUD, reporting, documentation, and even websites. It can be awkward to know where to start, so this session fast tracks you to the sections you need to know about.
Learn how XLCubed unlocks the value of Multi-dimensional and Tabular SSAS and SQL for power users in Excel; providing pixel perfect delivery of reporting, dashboards for both Web and Mobile and with or without SharePoint.
Attend this session to learn more about Governed Data discovery, get an overview of BI Office and find out why so many Microsoft customers are investing in this innovative BI Platform.
You have tuned your SQL server to it's limits, you have maxed the RAM on your server, and still your data warehouse is too slow. Is a Parallel Data Warehouse the next step?
So you are a developer or a systems admin and you've just been handed a SQL Server database and you've got no idea what to do with it. I've got some of the answers here in this session for you.
Join this session to make a deep dive into how SQL Server implements physical locking with lightweight synchronization objects like Latches and Spinlocks.
Learn more about use cases and limitations for buffer pool extension. We will also cover the performance gains it can bring to your environment.
Big Data has triggered the need for organisations to build real-time Operational Data Store (ODS) layers to feed the ‘Data Lake’ on Hadoop. Attend this lunchtime session to learn why a real-time ODS should be at the heart of your data architecture
In this session we'll look at the structure and basics of MDX, the Multi Dimensional query eXpression language for querying Analysis Services OLAP cubes. We'll start at the beginning, so no previous experience necessary.
Come to this session to learn about the next wave of Microsoft’s analytic capabilities. Big data opens up great possibilities but do you have the right skills as a data scientist? Learn what Microsoft is doing in the analytics space
Firstly we will show off Microsoft's enhancements to the Hadoop open source stack with HDInsight showing you how easy it is to get started with Hadoop. Secondly we'll explore an interesting big data use case
In one hour we will take a sample ecommerce application and database, show tools available for both schema and data migration and the demo performance, scalability and monitoring impacts.
This session will help DBAs to understand what changes they need to make in their performance and monitoring practices for virtualized database servers.
Once you've decided to move to Azure with any of your databases, you're going to need to know how they're performing, this session shows you.
You don’t have to be an analysis services guru to gain a better understanding of how to analyse, configure and optimise cube processing.
Alberto will start with a simple query and he will perform on stage all the necessary steps to optimize it, showing you the tools ant the techniques used to identify the bottleneck and to fix the performance issues
Because there are always at least two sides of the performance coin, in this session aimed at .Net and SQL developers, we'll dive into the workings of the .Net SqlClient and give you insight into way more than just SqlCommand.ExecuteReader()
Writing efficient queries with temporal predicates is finally not a problem anymore.
Patching is often the cause of most of our downtime be it hardware, Windows, or SQL Server. This session will guide you around pitfalls to increase your uptime and reliability while managing your downtime related to patching and updating
This session will discuss the recommended approaches and best practices for partitioning and scaling Windows Azure SQL Database, allowing you to fully leverage the managed relational database service and take advantage of massive scale-out scenarios.
In this demo-rich presentation, Brian shows you some of the common and not so common ways to tune SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).
PowerBi is hot. This session starts with an empty Excel workbook and walks you via Power Pivot and Power Query to Power View and Power Map.
Explore Power Query features to import data from existing Corporate BI systems.
An in-depth session on advanced Power Query functionality and the M language
Unit and integration testing for SSIS packages can be challenging. Come to this session to learn how to leverage open-source tools to drive the testing of your packages and the resulting data.
The query optimizer is at the heart of SQL Server. Much of the its' internal workings are hidden from the user, but can be revealed by using a selection of undocumented trace flags. This session will be a deep dive into the these internals.
It's 18:00 o'clock on Friday. You execute a process that usually takes a few minutes and start packing in order to start the weekend. You are already with your bag on your back, but the process doesn't finish. What should you do now?
Are you a frustrated DBA? Ready to snap? Before you do, come see Revenge: The SQL! and learn a kinder, gentler form of vengeance.
In this session I will show you how to use Storage Spaces and Auto Tiering and some other features to build a highly available, fast, scale out file server. And then we'll use it to host SQL Server data & log files on it.
More and more senior roles require familiarity with SAN technologies - tricky for us, 'just' the DBA. This '90% practical' session will explore Hue's 2× different SAN in a box'es. Come and gain this much-needed exposure to Enterprise technologies.
What is In-Memory OLTP? How is it architected? Where can I use in-memory technology in my solutions? Learn this and more from the Microsoft team
Learn how flash storage accelerates In-Memory OLTP performance. We will also cover limitations with SQL Server In-Memory OLTP.
The way our data will be stored is changing and it's all about your network. Come find out why CSVs, SMB, Windows Scale Out File Servers, fast networks, and maybe even the cloud are in your future.
In this session we'll take a look at some nice bits of TSQL coding to resolve troublesome coding problems. We'll also look into writing code to make use of some TSQL features that are under used in daily coding.
In this session, you will learn the internals of SSIS and why having a deep understanding is important to solve performance problems, and how the control flow and data flow engine work.
T4 templating will be a first class citizen in SSDT for SQL Server 2014. This session will show why you should use this technology for SQL code generation and how you can automate the process. The session will be demo rich.
Join me in this session to get a basic understanding of Bookmark Lookups, and why they can be dangerous in SQL Server.
Ensuring top performance is never easy. To maintain performance you need to make sure you’re monitoring the right things. How do you know if the figures you’re seeing are good or bad? Baseline comparisons can help.
In this session we will explore the Irish Economic Crisis from multiple perspectives, using Microsoft’s latest Visualisation tools including Power BI, Power Query, Power Map, Power View and Q&A.
Starting at version control, we’ll look at typical patterns and practices, how to tackle known challenges, and the safety checkpoints you should plan for as you work towards continuous delivery for databases, and painless deployments.
So you have heard of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), you have started using it but not entirely sure how to use it to it's full potential. This session is perfect for adopters of SSDT and how to get the most out of it.
The plan cache is one of SQL Server's fundamental components. Getting to know it can take you a few steps ahead in optimizing your system. In this session we will demonstrate ways the Plan Cache can help us identify performance problems.
Management Studio Templates and Snippets make the DBA look like a superstar and in the process makes our lives easier through tapping into the mantra of Work Less - Do More. Join Tim as he shares his shortcuts for optimizing repetitive tasks
This session will focus on 5 great hybrid cloud features available in SQL Server 2014 that show how you can use these features to lower your TCO and leverage the cloud to provide new disaster recovery and backup solutions.
In this demo-packed session, you’ll learn practical tips and tricks for SQL code tuning from experienced Microsoft SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and SQL in a Nutshell author Kevin Kline
Come to this session to learn how bad habits develop, the problems they lead to, and how you can avoid them.
The purpose of this session is to have some fun with T-SQL and to learn practical tips and tricks that will help you improve and optimize your solutions.
This session will show you how parameter sniffing works and in which cases could be a problem. How to diagnose and troubleshoot parameter sniffing problems and their solutions will be discussed as well.
In this session we will look at the features which are provided with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and 2014 as part of the "AlwaysOn" features including site to site configurations to allow of a large scale high availability solution.
Ever wonder how someone else does it? There’s no right way or wrong way, but in this session you can peer over Brent’s shoulder (virtually) while he takes a few Stack Overflow queries and tries various techniques to make them faster.
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