Columnstore Presos to Denver & Northern Colorado SQL User Groups

I’m presenting soon to two Colorado user groups.

Topic:  Columnstore Indexes in SQL Server 2012 & 2014: Flipping the DW /faster bit

Monday 13 January 2014 @5:30p
Northern Colorado SQL Server Users Group
URL: ::
Twitter: #nocodp
Location: UNC Loveland Center at Centerra, 2915 Rocky Mountain Avenue, Loveland, CO 80538 (Breckenridge Conference Room 2nd floor)
Erik Disparti (@ErikDis|blog)

Thursday 16 January 2014 @5:30p
Denver SQL Server Users Group
URL: ::
Twitter: @denversql
Location: Denver Microsoft Offices, 7595 West Technology Way, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80237 (directions)
Mike Fal (@Mike_Fal|blog)

I’m giving away one copy at each preso of SQL matriarch Kalen Delaney et al’s latest-&-greatest hot-off-the-presses opus:
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals
Kalen Delaney (blog|twitter), Bob Beauchemin (blog|twitter), Connor Cunningham, Jonathan Kehayias (blog|twitter), Paul Randal (blog|twitter), & Ben Nevarez (blog|twitter)


I was originally asked to speak last summer.  Linking my nascent passion for skiing with the timing resulted in a low latency response of something like, ‘Hey, let’s do this in six months, eh?’.  I followed up with Mike at the 2013 PASS Summit & along with Erik we carved the dates in stone.  I’m Denver-bound as I type this & am extremely eager to combine my passion for skiing along with my eagerness to evangelize one of the many new! &/or improved! features that SQL Server has to offer.  I’ll provide an update on both my experience on the slopes & with the groups. 

In the meantime, as I write this, I’m looking out over the slopes of Vail being greeted by the winter’s dawn. 

It’s going to be a great day—& a great week!  I hope you can join us!

Comments (4)

  1. Bennett Scharf says:

    Wow, really looking forward to your presentation.  I thought I would do some reading prior to this.  Any recommendations?

  2. Jimmy May says:

    @Bennett: I have exactly what you seek:

     SQL Server Columnstore Index FAQ…/3540.sql-server-columnstore-index-faq.aspx

    It's a lucid, accessible, brilliant read.  I think you'll like it.  

    This is perfect.  Since @dsfnet isn't with me, you can be my wingman–it's your job to foil anyone who tries to play Stump-the-Chump.  Thanks! 😉

  3. bscharf says:

    That was an enlightening presentation. Can you point us to the slide deck?

  4. Jimmy May says:

    I'm glad you enjoyed it.  I'm going to post it soon after an internal summit at which I'm presenting.  In the meantime, send me your email address & I'll reply directly.

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