Head in the Cloud...
Cloud Computing with SSDS. That's not a typo that's SQL Server Data Services. Currently in beta this could be the next big thing. We will first look at the model of cloud computing and try and identify where it 'fits' in today's enterprise. Will this be the product that replaces Express or Enterprise edition? Will it replace them both? Only time will actually tell but by looking at the functionality provided in the current (whatever that is) release of SSDS we will try and draw out a picture of this emerging market. This will be followed up with some practical demonstrations of the functionality available in SSDS as we attempt to build our own data cloud.
James Rowland-Jones is a Principal Program Manager for Microsoft. He is passionate about delivering highly scalable solutions that are creative, simple and elegant in their design. James specializes in big data warehouse solutions such as Microsoft Analytics Platform System (APS), Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Hadoop ecosystems.
James is a keen advocate for the SQL Server community; both internationally and in the UK. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for PASS and helped organise SQLBits. James was awarded Microsoft’s MVP accreditation from 2008 - 2015 for his services to the community.
You can find James on twitter @jrowlandjones