BizSpark SF Lightning Talk: "Databases and Business Intelligence" by Mark Ginnebaugh


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BizSpark SF Lightning Talk: "Databases and Business Intelligence" by Mark Ginnebaugh

  1. 1. Microsoft SQL ServerOverview & ResourcesNovember 7, 2011Mark Ginnebaugh of DesignMind
  2. 2. Mark Ginnebaugh Microsoft SQL Server MVP Director of Global Chapters for PASS  PASS = Professional Association for SQL Server Leader of three PASS Chapters in San Francisco and Mountain View  Two groups devoted to SQL Server  One focused on Business Intelligence
  3. 3. Mark Ginnebaugh, cont’d President of DesignMind  Based in San Francisco  SQL Server, SharePoint, .NET, Business Intelligence  Clients: Autodesk, Intuit, One Legal, Annie’s Foods, XOJet, EBMUD, E-Fuel, several start-ups   @markginnebaugh 
  4. 4. Why Do You Need a Database? Store your companys data Persist data for internal applications and websites Analyze your data and your business Provide data or services to your customers
  5. 5. Microsoft SQL Server Microsofts Flagship Database Product Other Microsoft Database Tools  Access  Excel
  6. 6. Competing Products Oracle and IBM DB2  Expensive, Highly Scalable  Many existing enterprises have legacy Oracle and/or DB2 data MySQL  Part of the “LAMP Stack”  Good open source database  Less Management Capabilities – Increasing overhead  Free (as is SQL Server Express Edition)
  7. 7. Why SQL Server? Broad range of features Balance of price and performance Highly Scalable - very few applications require something larger and more expensive Different deployment options, including the cloud Additional features coming in 2012
  8. 8. SQL Server Features Database engine - storage and retrieval of large amounts of data Reporting Services Analysis Services Integration Services PowerPivot Add-In for Excel
  9. 9. SQL Server Features, cont’d High Availability Disaster Recovery Master Data Services Application and Multi-Server Management
  10. 10. Editions
  11. 11. Editions, cont’d Compact - Free embedded database  Standalone and Occasionally Connected Apps Express - Free Web Workgroup Developer
  12. 12. High Availability & DisasterRecovery Features / Options  Database Mirroring  Clustering  Log Shipping New in SQL Server 2012  Always On
  13. 13. Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) Data Warehouse Appliance  Hardware Choices include HP, Dell, Bull, IBM, EMC Massively Parallel Architecture High Performance at Low Cost Supports 10 TB, 100 TB, 1+ PetaByte
  14. 14. SQL Azure Cloud-based relational database service Hosted High Availability Scalable Multi-Tenant
  15. 15. Coming Soon – SQL Server 2012! Code Named "Denali" Release during first half of 2012 New Features in SQL Server 2012  Hadoop Connector - Hello Big Data!  Power View (AKA Crescent) - Data Visualization Tool  Always On Multi-Site Clustering  High Availability and Disaster Recovery Improvements  New SQL Server Development Tools  Column-Based Query Accelerator
  16. 16. Local User Groups The following meetings are free, with food and networking at 6:30 and the meeting from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  San Francisco SQL Server User Group  2nd Wednesday of each month  835 Market Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco  Group/  Silicon Valley SQL Server User Group  3rd Tuesday of each month   Bay Area Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group  1st Thursday of each month 
  17. 17. SQL Saturday Silicon Valley SQL Server 2012 Launch Event – Plenty of Denali Content March 3rd, 2012 Microsoft Technology Center, Mountain View Expecting 500 Attendees – Register Soon 3-4 Tracks Top SQL Server Experts
  18. 18. Professional Association for SQLServer Outstanding International SQL Server Community   80,000 Members 250 Local Chapters (3 in Bay Area) 8 Virtual Chapters  Database Administration  Business Intelligence  Women in Technology24 Hours of PASS – one virtual session per hourPASS Summit – Premier SQL Server and BI Conference
  19. 19. SQL Server Specialties  Infrastructure and Security  Database Administration  Performance Tuning  Application Integration and Process Automation  Data Warehousing  Reporting and Analytics
  20. 20. Additional Resources Microsoft Books Online: us/library/ms130214.aspx SQLServerPedia: SQL Server Worldwide User Group: TechNet: us/sqlserver/ff398089 Contact Mark Ginnebaugh  