Idera ACE Program Members Announced

Idera ACE Program Members Announced Idera announced the lineup for their new ACE (Advisors & Community Educators) Program today, and I’m excited to be on of the Idera ACEs. The new Idera ACEs are established members of the SQL community who are already educators and advisors through various programs. Idera is enabling the ACEs to take an even bigger role in the SQL community and fostering our participation in even more SQL events. Below is a brief excerpt of what
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SQLU VLDB Week – Intro to VLDBs, part 2

SQLU VLDB Week – Intro to VLDBs, part 2 Welcome to another exciting week SQL University postings. This week, we will be talking about working with VLDBs, or Very Large DataBases. Opinions vary greatly on what constitutes a VLDB and how to work with them. Last month, I posted some polls to get feedback from the community on VLDBs. Let’s take a look at those results first. What is the smallest database that qualifies as a VLDB? The minimum size
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SQL Saturday #68 Schedule Announced

SQL Saturday #68 Schedule Announced The schedule for SQL Saturday #68 in Olympia, WA on April 9th, 2011 has been posted. You can catch me in room 352 at 10:30 AM where I will present on Strategies for Working with VLDBs. Hope to see you there!!   Room 151 Room 252 Room 351 Room 352 9:00 AM Ira Whiteside(SSIS, TSQL and MDS) – Record Linkage Fuzzy Match Greg LarsenThrough the Looking-Glass Dale CunninghamSolving Real Life Production Issues Douglas BrendleWhat is
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Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities Recently I presented two sessions at SQL Saturday #43 in Redmond, WA. The night prior to the event, many of the presenters had dinner together at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers in Redmond. One of the other presenters asked me why I was presenting. He wanted to know what I was promoting. In truth, I wasn’t promoting anything. My reply was, “Well, I guess I just enjoy doing it.” I wasn’t promoting a book (though I had one come
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SQLSaturday 26 Session Files

SQLSaturday 26 Session Files: 10/3/2009 in Redmond, WA Thanks to everyone that attended my sessions at SQLSaturday 26 in Redmond, WA on 10/3!! This was my first SQLSaturday event. I was granted the opportunity to be a last minute replacement speaker and gave two presentations. This was my first time speaking in front of a large audience at an event. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and I hope to speak at future events as well. As promised in my
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