This post is a live recap of the keynote at the PASS Summit 2012 conference.
Bill Graziano opens Summit 2012 with 3894 attendees.
Bill recognizes local and virtual chapter leaders as well as SQLSaturday event organizers.
The PASS BA conference is announced to be in Chicago in April.
Bill introduces Ted Kummert who will talking about “Accelerating insight on any data”.
Ted announces that SP1 for SQL 2012 is now available.
Ted announces Hekaton that is in memory query processing.
Columnstore indexes will now be updateable and cluster aware in the next version of SQL Server
Sean Bice is brought on stage to demo Hekaton. We are seeing 2000 queries a second get a 9x boost with Hekaton and once he puts the stored procedure in memory we see a 29x boost. There are no hardware or software changes in the comparison.
The next version of PDW will be available in the first half of next year.
Christian Kleinerman is brought on stage to demo the next version of PDW.
Ted gives Christian a hard time about making a second typing mistake in the demo and the crowd has a good laugh.
Polybase is announced to combine relational and non-relational data.
Amir Netz is brought on stage to show Excel 2013 as a complete end user self service BI tool with Powerview and PowerPivot now baked in.
Amir is very entertaining as he demos powerview in Excel 2013 using movie and entertainment data from around the world.
The crowd loves Amir. He has tons of energy is entertaining and hilarious. He uses data with movie history to show that Angelina Joline would make the most money with animated films where you can’t see her. The crowd applauds.
and we are wrapped up and headed off to learn all we can today.