James is a big data and data warehousing technology specialist at Microsoft. He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data technologies, including MPP solutions involving hybrid technologies of relational data, Hadoop, and private and public cloud. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 30 years of IT experience. James is a popular blogger (JamesSerra.com) and speaker, having presented at dozens of PASS events including the PASS Business Analytics conference and the PASS Summit. He is the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
I will be speaking at the Houston SQLSaturday this upcoming Saturday (April 21st). Below is info on my session, which is at 4pm. I hope you can be there!
Scaling SQL Server to HUNDREDS of Terabytes
Learn how SQL Server 2008 can scale to HUNDREDS of terabytes for BI solutions. This session will focus on Fast Track Solutions and Appliances, Reference Architectures, and Parallel Data Warehousing (PDW). Included will be performance numbers and lessons learned on the very first PDW implementation in the world and how a successful BI solution was built on top of it using SSAS.
Session Level: Intermediate