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.

The general schedule for each meeting will be:

11:30-11:40 – Announcements

11:40-12:40 – General presentation (Topic 1)

12:40-1:00 – Lunch\Networking – Raffle #1

1:00-2:00 – BI themed presentation (Topic 2)

2:00-2:30 – Recap Announcements – Raffle #2; Networking

 

***MEETING LOCATION ADDRESS***

One Briar Lake Plaza

2000 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. S. #350

Houston, TX 77042 

 

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Next Meeting: Tue, Sep 10 2013

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

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

When

iCal
UTC : Tue, Sep 10 2013 16:30 - 19:30
Event Time : Tue, Sep 10 2013 11:30 - 14:30 (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Tue, Sep 10 2013 16:30 - 19:30

Where

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

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Building an Effective Data Warehouse Architecture

Speaker: James Serra 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 Serra is an independent consultant serving as Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, and Master Data Management Architect, and has more than 25 years of IT experience. He started as a software developer and then served as a DBA for 12 years, working extensively the past seven years with BI using the SQL Server BI stack (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS). James is a SQL Server MVP and is a noted speaker, blogger, and contributing writer for SQL Server Pro magazine.

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).

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