What’s it like to Develop Applications for DBA’s and other Developers?

Come join us on Monday, October 6th, 6:00 PM at the Microsoft Offices at 11 Times Square for something different than our usual fare. In this presentation, NobHill Software, a company from our own area (despite the San Francisco type name), will provide a demo of their products and more importantly, discuss some of the technical challenges in dealing with SQL Server and developing applications to provide Version Control, Database migration, and data comparison tools. (The presenter will be one of the guys that actually writes the code, not a marketing fellow.) You can find out more about their tools at nobhillsoft.com. Refreshments will be available, and a free license of their toolset will be raffled off.
To register, please click the link. https://clicktoattend.microsoft.com/en-us/Pages/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=201012

Introduction to SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP Databases (Hekaton)

Please join us next week on July 24 at 6:00 PM at the Microsoft Offices at 11 Times Square for a presentation by Kevin Goff. Please register at https://clicktoattend.microsoft.com/en-us/Pages/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=196255.

As always, our gracious sponsor EMC will be providing refreshments.

Hekaton is Microsoft’s code word for their new OLTP in-memory, optimized data processing option for frequently-used tables in SQL Server 2014. In certain instances, Hekaton can yield performance gains of over 10x. This session will cover the benefits of Hekaton, why developers and DBAs would want to use Hekaton, and the different options for creating Hekaton tables. We’ll also look at the native-code stored procedure optimizations when using Hekaton. Additionally, this session will show the range and limitations of Hekaton and how it differs from traditional SQL Server tables (such as transaction handling). Along the way, the session will have several code demonstrations where we’ll look at performance benchmarks. If you’ve heard about Hekaton and in-memory optimizations and terms such as ‘latch and lock free structures’ and wondered what it all means, this session is for you!


Kevin S. Goff (http://www.kevinsgoff.net) has been a Microsoft MVP since 2005. He is a Database architect/developer/speaker/author and has been writing magazine articles and books for 10 years. He speaks regularly at community events in the Mid-Atlantic region, and is a regular speaker for the SQL Live!360 commercial conference brand