The PASS Data Architecture Virtual Group focuses on data architecture concerns as they impact users, developers and DBAs on the Microsoft SQL Server platform.

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Call for Speakers and Volunteers

We are looking for presenters for the Data Architecture Virtual Chapter. Whether you have 10 minutes worth to discuss on a specific insight, or a raft of full-length decks ready to roll, we want to hear from you.

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Upcoming Meetings

DBA Tools by Constantine Kokkinos August 9, 2017 at 1PM CDT

Wed, Aug 09 2017 13:00 Central Daylight Time

RSVP: None

Code like a Pirate Intro to R by Jamey Johnston

Wed, Sep 13 2017 13:00 Central Daylight Time

RSVP: None

Optimizing Stored Procedures by Kimberly L. Tripp 13:00 CDT

Wed, Nov 08 2017 13:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


Architectural Choices That Impact Performance By Kevin Kline

Wed, Dec 06 2017 13:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

RSVP: None


Nutanix is now the Data Architecture Virtual Chapter sponsor.


Bryan Cafferky

R Intro and basic predictive model creation


July 12, 2017, 1 PM CDT

About Bryan Cafferky...


Bryan is a 2016 MVP award winner and author of Pro PowerShell for Database Developers by Apress. He is an independent Business Intelligence/Data Science consultant with decades of experience in information technology focused on the Microsoft stack. Bryan has spoken on a number of subjects at various PASS chapters, Code Camps, and SQL Saturdays. He has worked in banking, insurance, Internet/Ecommerce, utilities, and health care. Bryan holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems from Bryant University and a Masters in Business Administration from Bentley University.

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Optimizing Stored Procedures

by Kimberly L. Tripp

Nov 8, 2017, 1 PM CDT



Kimberly’s an author, consultant, and top-rated speaker having spoken at PASS, TechEd, SQLintersection, and numerous other events around the world; she’s also been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP for over 10 years. She has over 25 years of experience designing and tuning SQL Server solutions with a focus on optimizing procedural code, indexing strategies, statistics, and partitioning. When she's not tuning SQL servers, she's diving and photographing all sorts of underwater critters such as frogfish with her husband, Paul S. Randal.



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SQL Server MVP since 2002


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Data Architecture underpins just about everything we do in IT. Without a clear understanding of how data is structured, there is no reliable way to derive meaning from it. Data Architecture drives the design and governance of data systems, and thus should be of interest to any data professional. Data Architecture provides the blue-prints that we all share, whether we be DBAs, data integration developers, database developers, data warehousing professionals, data presentation developers or client-side application developers persisting data for later retrieval.




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