SQLCAT @PASS Summit 2016

Are you coming to the PASS Summit 2016 in Seattle? SQLCAT will be in full force at the PASS Summit 2016, and we will also bring along our colleagues from the broader AzureCAT team as well.

SQLCAT / AzureCAT Sessions

SQLCAT / AzureCAT sessions are unique. We bring in real customer stories and present their deployments, architectures, challenges and lessons learned. This year at the PASS Summit, we will have 9 sessions – each one filled with rich learnings from real world customer deployments.

SQLCAT: Accelerate SQL Server 2016 to the Max: Lessons Learned from Early Customer Engagements

SQLCAT:  Azure SQL Data Warehouse Customer Stories from Early Adopters

SQLCAT: Azure SQL Data Warehouse Best Practices

SQLCAT: Early Customer Experiences with SQL Server R Services

SQLCAT: Lessons Learned from Customers Adopting Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool

SQLCAT: Azure SQL Database Best Practices in Performance Tuning and Resiliency Design

SQLCAT: Firsthand Customer Experiences Running SQL Server 2016 for their Most Business Critical Solutions

AzureCAT: Using Microsoft’s Analytics Stack to Improve Team and Player Performance in Professional Sports

AzureCAT: SAP Workload on SQL Server in Azure

Customers Co-Presenting with SQLCAT

8 customers will join us as co-speakers in various sessions to present their workloads, deployment scenarios and lessons learned.

bwin

bwin, part of GVC Holdings PLC, is one of Europe’s leading online betting brands and is synonymous with sports. Having offices situated in various locations across Europe, India and US, bwin is a leader in a number of markets including Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain. Rick Kutschera, Engineering Manager at bwin, will share how bwin has adopted SQL Server 2016 in the session session “SQLCAT: Firsthand Customer Experiences Running SQL Server 2016 for their Most Business Critical Solutions”.

Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow is an online community for programmers with more than 40 million monthly visitors. While Stack Overflow is the most popular site, there are over 160 community Q&A sites in the Stack Exchange network. Greg Bray, a Site Reliability Engineer at Stack Overflow, will share their experiences adopting SQL Server 2016 in the session “SQLCAT: Firsthand Customer Experiences Running SQL Server 2016 for their Most Business Critical Solutions”.

Datacastle

Datacastle is a Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform partner that specializes in protecting enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable endpoint backup, archiving and insights. Alex Laskos, VP engineering at Datacastle, will co-present in the session “SQLCAT:  Azure SQL Data Warehouse Customer Stories from Early Adopters”.

Snelstart

SnelStart, based in Holland, makes line of business administrative applications for Dutch SMEs and self-employed entrepreneurs. Henry Been is a Software Architect at Snelstart and he will co-present in the session “SQLCAT:  Azure SQL Data Warehouse Customer Stories from Early Adopters”. Snelstart is also a prominent user of Azure SQL Database, as described in their recent case study.

GEP

SMART by GEP® (www.smartbygep.com) is a cloud-based, comprehensive procurement software platform from GEP (www.gep.com). Sathyan Narasingh is an Engineering Manager with GEP and a Microsoft Certified Azure Solution Architect; he will co-present in the session “SQLCAT: Lessons Learned from Customers Adopting Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool”. More information about GEP’s usage of Azure SQL DB is available in this recent case study.

M-Files

M-Files Corporation is a provider of enterprise information management (EIM) solutions that dramatically improve how businesses manage documents and other information. With flexible on-premises, cloud and hybrid deployment options, M-Files has thousands of organizations in over 100 countries using the M-Files EIM system. Antti Nivala is the founder and chief technology officer (CTO) of M-Files and he will co-present in the session “SQLCAT: Lessons Learned from Customers Adopting Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool”.

PROS

PROS is a Revenue and Profit realization company that provides customers with real-time software applications that will help drive pricing and sales effectiveness. Justin Silver is a Scientist at PROS and he will co-present in the session SQLCAT: Early Customer Experiences with SQL Server R Services.

Greenfield Advisors

Greenfield Advisors is a real estate and business consulting firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington.  They are internationally recognized in the real estate appraisal profession as the leading authorities on the analysis and valuation of property impacted by environmental factors. Cliff Lipscomb is Vice Chairman and Co-Managing Director at Greenfield Advisors, and he will co-present in the session SQLCAT: Early Customer Experiences with SQL Server R Services.

ATTOM Data Solutions

ATTOM Data Solutions is a leading provider of property data – including tax, deed, mortgage, foreclosure, environmental risk, natural hazard, health hazard, neighborhood characteristics and property characteristics – for more than 150 million U.S. properties. Richard Sawicky is Chief Data Officer at ATTOM Data Solutions, and Eric Nordlander is a Principal Database Platform Architect, also with ATTOM data Solutions. Both of them have contributed to the session SQLCAT: Early Customer Experiences with SQL Server R Services. Learn more about the ATTOM Data Solutions scenario from this case study.

SQL Clinic

Have a technical question, a troubleshooting challenge, want to have an architecture discussion, or want to find best ways to upgrade your SQL Server? SQL Clinic is the place you want to be at. SQL Clinic is the hub of technical experts from SQLCAT, Tiger team, SQL Product Group, SQL Customer Support Services (CSS) and others. Whether you want a facelift of your SQL Server deployment or an open heart surgery, the experts at SQL Clinic will have the right advice for you. Find all your answers in one place!

And More …

That’s not all. SQLCAT will be involved in many more events and customer conversations during the Summit. If you have a suggestion on how we can make your experience at the PASS Summit more effective and more productive, don’t hesitate to leave a note.

Thanks, and see you all at the PASS Summit 2016 in Seattle. You are coming, right?