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, May 05 2015

Eating The Elephant; A DBA's Guide to Hadoop & Big Data

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: Intro to Artificial Neural Networks
7:00 – 8:15 Stuart Ainsworth: Eating The Elephant; A DBA's Guide to Hadoop & Big Data
8:15 – 8:30 Closing remarks


UTC : Tue, May 05 2015 22:00 - 00:30
Event Time : Tue, May 05 2015 18:00 - 20:30 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, May 05 2015 22:00 - 00:30


1001 Keys Dr
Greensville, South Carolina

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Eating The Elephant; A DBA's Guide to Hadoop & Big Data

Speaker: Stuart Ainsworth, TeamMate Linchpin People

Summary: You're a SQL Server DBA working at Contoso and your boss calls you out of your cubicle one day and tells you that the development team is interested in implementing a Hadoop-based solution to your customers. She wants you to help plan for the implementation and ongoing administration. Where do you begin? This session will cover the foundations of Hadoop and how it fundamentally differs from the relational approach. The goal is to provide a map between your current skill set and "big data.” Although we will talk about basic techniques for querying data, the focus is on basic understanding of how Hadoop works, how to plan for growth, and what you need to do to start maintaining a Hadoop cluster. Additional discussion will cover the complementary nature of Hadoop and SQL Server. Examples and demos will highlight basic query tools, including transferring data to and from SQL Server.

About Stuart: Stuart Ainsworth (MA, MEd) is a part-time TeamMate for Linchpin People, focusing primarily on helping SQL People get things done. In his day job, he's an IT manager working in financial information security. Over the past 15 years, he's worked as a research analyst, a report writer, a DBA, a programmer, and a public speaking professor.

Intro to Artificial Neural Networks

Speaker: Kiran Math

Summary: Intro to Artificial Neural Networks

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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