Professional Association for SQL Server

Welcome to the Greenville, SC Chapter


We have meetings on the first Tuesday of most months.  Our group meets at the Greeville Campus of ECPI. Our normal room is room #236 but check the visual displays when you arrive to confirm.

In an ongoing attempt to make the content presented useful to our members we start each meeting with a short Q&A session.  Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

6:00 - 6:30 - Food and a chance to meet other SQL Server users. Sponsored by FGP

6:30 - 6:45 -
General Q&A session & Announcements

6:45 - 8:15 - Presentation(s)

8:15 - 8:30 - Question & Answer session

Upcoming Events

Next Meeting: Tue, Apr 07 2015

Data Profiling and a Data Profiling Repository with Microsoft tools

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

6:00 – 6:30 Pizza and Networking sponsored by FGP
6:30 – 6:40 Announcements
6:40 – 7:00 Kiran Math: Basics of Machine Learning
7:00 – 8:15 Julie Smith: Data Profiling and a Data Profiling Repository with Microsoft tools
8:15 – 8:30 Closing remarks


UTC : Tue, Apr 07 2015 22:00 - 00:30
Event Time : Tue, Apr 07 2015 18:00 - 20:30 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Apr 07 2015 22:00 - 00:30


1001 Keys Dr
Greensville, South Carolina

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Data Profiling and a Data Profiling Repository with Microsoft tools

Speaker: Julie Smith, Consultant Innovative Architects

Summary: The SSIS Data Profiler Task contains great functionality, but originally was not very flexible nor dynamically configurable. Worse, it outputs to xml files only. In this session I will demonstrate an SSIS solution which uses dynamic expressions to flexibly configure what is profiled. The solution also writes to a custom database instead of xml, enabling trending, auditing and reporting. I will also explore data profiling available through Azure Machine Learning. The solution will be made available to attendees. Session Level: Intermediate

About Julie: Julie Smith is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and a BI consultant for Innovative Architects in Atlanta, GA. She's implemented increasingly complex Business Intelligence solutions for over a decade at various organizations. She's also worn many other database “hats” in her career – production DBA and database developer--but data integration and BI are her true passions. Julie holds a BA from the University of South Carolina. She and Audrey Hammonds co-created The blog.

Basics of Machine Learning

Speaker: Kiran Math

Summary: Basics of Machine Learning

About Kiran: None


The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit � the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world � PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration. PASS Mission Empower the global Microsoft SQL Server community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server products and services.





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