September 2011

Featured Presentation

NoSQL - What is it and why do I care?

Speaker: Craig Purnell

Summary: NoSQL (or, more correctly NoRel) is a moniker applied to a family of non-relational software systems for storing data that powers some of the largest sites on the Internet. Amazingly enough, non-relational database technology has been around a very long time. This session will include a high level discussion of some of the pros and cons of this technology compared to traditional systems like Oracle and SQL Server; as well as a survey of the most popular "NoSQL" platforms and who uses them. We will also cover a brief history of relational and non-relational databases as it is germane to the topic.

About Craig: Craig Purnell is the Database Administrator with a large law firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been in IT for 12 years and holds Microsoft certifications for Systems Engineer, Database Administrator and IT Professional. He has been working with SQL Server since 2002. Craig is an active member of the Ohio North SQL Server User Group and has presented at several SQL Saturday events this year.


Pre-Meeting Presentation

Loading a Data Warehouse with SSIS

Speaker: Robert Biddle

Summary: You've just been assigned a data warehouse project. Maybe you've figured out what tables you want to work with, but outside of that you don't really know how to get started. In this session you'll learn how to load a data warehouse using SSIS, as well as techniques that you can use for any platform.

About Robert: Robert is the Lead SQL Database Administrator for Hilton Grand Vacations. He's worked in a variety of industries including advertising, education, hospitality, and medical. He has MCITP certifications for Database Administration and Database Development. Robert has worked in a variety of different projects in database administration, development, BI and architecture.


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