Welcome to the Houston Area SQL Server Users Group

HASSUG and Houston BI User Group will continue meetings on the second Tuesday of every month during an expanded "lunch" time.  The joint group meets at the Microsoft Houston Office. Our normal room is Suite #350 Discovery, but check the visual display when you arrive to confirm.


Our September Meeting will be from 3:00 to 4:30 PM


One Briar Lake Plaza

2000 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. S. #350

Houston, TX 77042 


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Upcoming Events:

    PASS Summit 2015 - Seattle - Oct 27-30, 2015

Next Meeting: Tue, Sep 08 2015

September Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

 *** Parking Update ***: The first floor is now 2 hour parking only, so please park on an upper floor.

 PASS Summit 2015 – Oct 26-30, 2015, Seattle. 

Meeting Agenda:

3:00-3:15 – Announcements

3:15-4:15 – The Data Warehouse of the Future - Stan Geiger

4:15-4:30 – Recap Announcements – Raffle; Networking

Since this is not a lunch meeting, we will have refreshments available! 


UTC : Tue, Sep 08 2015 20:00 - 21:30
Event Time : Tue, Sep 08 2015 15:00 - 16:30 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Sep 08 2015 20:00 - 21:30


2000 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. #350
Houston, Texas

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

The Data Warehouse of the Future

Speaker: Stan Geiger, Sr. Product Manager Idera

Summary: So you think you have the ultimate Data Warehouse...well think again. The landscape or should I say the data lake is changing constantly. We are getting data from all over the place. How do we make it available and relevant for the consumers of a data warehouse. Is Kimbell obsolete now, what about unstructured data, how about the gazillioin rows of click data, etc. So the data and BI architects are all on suicide watch. Well its not really that bad. Microsoft has woken up and seen all that is going and has brought functionality to SQL Server to solve some of these issues. This presentation provides an overview of technologies such as Polybase, Temoporal Tables, Columnstore Index, In memory tables, JSON support, etc. that can be utilized to build the data warehouse of the future.

About Stan: Over 25 years using Microsoft SQL Server. Stan has worked in various industries from fraud detection to healthcare. He has held several positions including database developer, DBA, and BI Architect. He is currently a Sr. Product Manager at Idera, responsible for the BI Management Suite.