SQL Family is Strong in Baton Rouge
This week I had the pleasure to attend SQL Saturday #628 Baton Rouge. It was evident by attending SQL Saturday #628 the SQL Family is Strong in Baton Rouge. Every thing about this event made me proud to be part of the SQL Family Community. From the moment I walked in the door, I felt welcome; it was like I had been part of the Baton Rouge SQL Family community for a long time. Some years ago, one of my children was contemplating to become an Oracle DBA or a SQL Server DBA. They asked me my opinion of which path to choose. My advice they should become a Microsoft SQL Server DBA, because of the SQL Server community. Today more than ever before, I knew my opinion was correct. The SQL Family is Strong in Baton Rouge.
At SQL Saturday #628 Baton Rouge, they used a local artist to create the t-shirt design and posters on the event. Each of the corporate sponsors had the choice to receive a framed copy of the poster or a roll-up copy. If I was a sponsor of the event, I thought to myself what a great item to take back and share with my customers and employees. The supporting of a local vendor for the event design was another nice touch.
Here is a copy of the poster:
Church style they handed a bucket around to collect money for the local school system. The leaders of the SQL Family in Baton Rouge worked with the local schools to encourage kids to understand the value of a career in STEM. In the country, we need the next generation of children to pursue careers in STEM if we don’t want to loose our leadership position of science, technology, and math in the world. Here was a local chapter doing something about it. As a speaker, I got a great speaker kit that was greatly appreciated.
The event was held at Louisiana State University (LSU) Business Education Complex. Hats off to Louisiana State Univerity for supporting the technology community by donating the use of the facility for the day. As I keep saying the SQL Family is Strong in Baton Rouge. This event demonstrated an entire community was working together to make everyone’s life better. If I were considering to relocate, this is a community I would give serious consideration too.
Every Microsoft MVP Needs put SQL Saturday in Baton Rouge on the Bucket List
It was a long trek from Boston to attend SQL Saturday Baton Rouge #628, but I am so glad that I did. To the other members of the Microsoft MVP Community, that have not attended a SQL Saturday in Baton Rouge put it on on your bucket list. It’s a great event. This is the SQL Family at its best.
At this event, I had two presentations that I was asked to give. The first is one of my favorites, it’s a look at Trends in the Cloud.
Trends in the Cloud
After 11 years of existence, the cloud industry would have you believe it is a mature, stable industry that is safe and secure to take your business to. Yet, the secret the insiders in the know is caveat emptor: Let the buyer beware. This presentation covers the state of the cloud today, lessons learned from the early adopters, the new role of cloud keeper, and what to know in advance to create a successful cloud deployment. It ends with a checklist you can use ensure you choose a cloud provider that can meet your needs.
Here is a link to SQL Saturday #628 Trends in the Cloud.
Monster VM’s (Database Virtualization)
This was a trial run for the presentation I will be giving at VMworld VIRT1309BU Monster VMs (Database Virtualization) with vSphere 6.5: Doing IT Right with David Klee of Heraflux
Databases by their very nature are the classic Monster VM’s. If Monster VM’s are not virtualized properly they will never perform well and can negatively performance of other VM’s on the hosts. In this presentation, we will teach you how to properly virtualize Monster VM/Databases with vSphere 6.5. We will discuss why you virtualize, installation issues, how to Architect for performance discussing vSphere 6.5 specifics, the storage layer, the processor, Memory considerations, the network layer. Topics include NUMA, Memory reservations, how to avoid common mistakes. Lesson learned here help you optimize any workload you are virtualizing. With a Special emphasis on Monster VM’s on vSphere 6.5. This Presentation is based off a Top 10 Presentation in VMworld USA and Europe.
Here is a link to the SQL Saturday #628 Monster VM’s (Database Virtualization)
SQL Family is Strong in Baton Rouge
To sum this event up in one sentence the SQL Family is Strong in Baton Rouge. Here is some more information on the SQL Family in Baton Rouge.
The event hash tag is #sqlsatbr. Note that #SQLSatLA is for Los Angeles. 🙂
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