Month: April 2013

Four Underutilized Features of SQL Server Enterprise Edition (and One of Standard Edition)

I started thinking about this post a few months ago—we were running into database performance issues on one of our major customer facing applications, and I noticed we weren’t using partitioning or compression on a very large database. So I decided to put together a presentation on compression, and that led me into thinking what […]

PASS Business Analytics Conference Keynote Day 2

PASS has brought in the “Indiana Jones of Economics” for today’s keynote, Dr. Steven Levitt. He’s the author of books like Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics. Steven starts with a discussion about a long time IRS employee John Szilagyi—discusses first names and putting dependent SSNs on the tax form. At first the idea didn’t go over—but […]

PASS Business Analytics Conference Day 1 Keynote

We start with PASS President Bill Graziano who leads off with talking about the growth of data analytics over the past few years. Connect.Share.Learn. If you are reading this and don’t know, SQL Saturday Chicago is this weekend. I’ll be presenting there. Matt Wolken from Dell/Quest takes the stage to discuss Business Intelligence. Talks about […]