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, but since they will be moving in November we will be meeting at:


750 Town & Country Blvd
10th Floor
Houston, TX 77024


Note: There is a parking garage attached to the bulding 


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Upcoming Events:


Next Meeting: Tue, Sep 10 2013

HASSUG & H-BI Monthly Meeting - September 10, 2013

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

The general schedule for each meeting will be:

11:30-11:40 – Announcements
11:40-12:40 – General presentation (What DBAs Need to Know About Managing SSAS Databases)
12:40-1:00 – Lunch\Networking – Raffle #1
1:00-2:00 – BI themed presentation (Building an Effective Data Warehouse Architecture)
2:00-2:30 – Recap Announcements – Raffle #2 - Networking


UTC : Tue, Sep 10 2013 16:30 - 19:30
Event Time : Tue, Sep 10 2013 11:30 - 14:30 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Sep 10 2013 16:30 - 19:30


750 Town & Country Blcd
Houston, Texas

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Building an Effective Data Warehouse Architecture

Speaker: James Serra, Big Data Evangelist Microsoft

Summary: You’re a DBA, and your boss asks you to determine if a data warehouse would help the company. So many questions pop into your head: Why use a data warehouse? What’s the best methodology to use when creating a data warehouse? Should I use a normalized or dimensional approach? What’s the difference between the Kimball and Inmon methodologies? Does the new Tabular Model in SQL Server 2012 change things? What’s the difference between a data warehouse and a data mart? Is there any hardware I can purchase that is optimized for a data warehouse? What if I have a ton of data? Join this session for the answers to all these questions. You’ll leave with information that will amaze your boss and lead to a big raise… – or at least lead you down the correct path to adding business value to your organization!

About James: James is a big data and data warehousing solution architect at Microsoft. He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data and advanced analytics. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience. James is a popular blogger (JamesSerra.com) and speaker. He is the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”.

What DBAs Need to Know About Managing SSAS Databases

Speaker: Ron Holmes

Summary: TBA

About Ron: Ron is a BI professional who is currently leading the Houston BI User Group of the Houston Area SQL Server User Group (HASSUG).