Wednesday, May 8, 2013
SQL Server and “Big Data”
‘Big Data’ is the current rage of a catchphrase dominating
discussions amongst data developers. You are handling ‘Big Data’, or you are
preparing to handle ‘Big Data’. But what does it mean? How is it different from
just “plain ol’ data”, and why are we concerned about it being ‘Big’? Are there
some aspects of ‘Big Data’ that should be stored in a relational database
system? And what ‘Big Data’ can be stored in alternative storage systems?
Arnie will discuss how several new features position SQL
Server to securely and reliably handle increasingly large amounts of
non-structured data. Features such as SPARSE Column, filtered Indexes,
Columnstore, and Azure databases enable SQL Server to scale and accommodate
diverse development needs, including the need to store ‘Big Data’.
Bio: Arnie Rowland
Arnie [ Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter ] is a Senior Moderator on the MSDN and TechNet
SQL Server related Forums, founding member of the TechNet Wiki Governing
Council, founder, and current president of the Oregon SQL User group,
co-Founder of the Portland Code Camp, and has been the lead facilitator for
SQLSaturday Oregon events.
Teradata vs. SQL Server
Oregon SQL thanks ServerLogic for their support. ServerLogic is providing snacks and drinks for the May meeting.
We wish to acknowledge the OSHU Information Technology Group for supporting Oregon SQL by generously sponsoring the meeting venue.