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Archive for July, 2018

MN SQLSaturday #796 – Oct 6

Posted by denglishbi on July 9, 2018

This year’s MN SQLSaturday will be on October 6 at the same venue as last year, the Saint Paul College. This is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence, Database Development and Analytics.

SQLSaturday #796 - Minnesota 2018


The call for speakers ends on Sunday, July 15.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!





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PASSMN July 2018 Meeting

Posted by denglishbi on July 2, 2018

The next Minnesota SQL Server User Group meeting is on Tuesday, July 17. This month Mathew Phan from Quest will be doing a presentation on DevOps and NoSQL: The Two Trends Impacting Database Professionals.

Be sure to register so that your name badge will be available for you at the Microsoft Technology Center when you arrive and so that we will have an accurate headcount for ordering food.PASSMNLogo

The sponsor for this month’s meeting is Quest.

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Location: 3601 West 76th Street, Suite 600 Edina, MN 55437


  • 3:30-4:00 : Registration, Networking, and Food
  • 4:00-4:10 : Kickoff / Announcements
  • 4:10-5:25 : DevOps and NoSQL (Mathew Phan)
  • 5:25-5:35 : Closing

Please click here for meeting details and to RSVP for the event


DevOps and NoSQL: The Two Trends Impacting Database Professionals

Abstract: In this one hour session, Mathew Phan from Quest Software will discuss two technology trends greatly disrupting database professionals: DevOps and non-relational databases. First, he will go over what DevOps is, the value it adds, and what you need to know in order to adapt if your organization moves in that direction. Then he will discuss the rise of non-relational databases, why they’re being used to store huge amounts of data, the best scenarios to apply them, and how you can merge your knowledge of traditional relational databases like SQL Server in this new technology. During the course of the presentation, he will briefly touch on a couple of products from Quest Software that can greatly assist in getting users up to speed in both of these trends.

About Mathew: Mathew Phan began his career as a technical support engineer for Toad for Oracle after graduating from the University of California, Irvine, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in computer and information science. Mat has devoted his entire 12-year career with the Toad family of database solutions and held various positions helping to shape the direction and growth of Toad. Early in his tenure, his focus was on Oracle databases from a developer point of view. Now as a systems consultant, he continues to work with customers to build effective solutions that meet their needs.

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