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 Welcome, Atlanta Microsoft Business Intelligence Users!

Meet other local Business Intelligence fans to discuss the Microsoft BI Platform. Unless otherwise announced, we meet on the last Monday of every month. Membership is complimentary but please register at sqlpass.org and associate with our group.

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Meeting Agenda
6:30 - 6:55 - Networking, Announcements, Prototypes with Pizza
6:55 - 7:15 - Sponsor Presentation(s)
7:15 - 8:15 - Main Presentation(s)
8:15 - 8:30 - Q&A, Discussion

Meeting Place
115 Perimeter Center Place
Atlanta, GA 30346

South Terraces Building
The Auditorium room (first floor)


 Next Meeting


Big Data as part of your Data Strategy


Level: Intermediate


Monday, July 27th, 2015


6:30 – 8:30 PM ET


South Terraces Building (Auditorium Room)

115 Perimeter Center Place

Atlanta, GA 30346


New data technologies are evolving at an unprecedented pace. The traditional RDBMS is no longer the only choice for storing your data. Big data technologies such as Hadoop and other data technologies such as Data Virtualization, NoSQL, In-memory databases, Columnar Databases, and Graph databases offer new capabilities, but hold the potential to simply distract or disrupt business. Do relational databases still play a role? Using the wrong technology for the problem at hand can be expensive, time consuming, and counter-productive. I will discuss the importance of developing a data strategy for your company and how to determine the correct technologies. Takeaways:


               Understand your data consumption needs

               Document your data ecosystem

               Develop your data strategy to apply the best data technology


Stacey Jones is a Data Architect filling the role of the UPS Chief Business Intelligence Evangelist. Stacey spends his time researching and promoting the use of modern BI- related technologies such as Big Data, Self-Service, Data Virtualization, Polyglot Persistence, In-Memory Databases and Predictive/Prescriptive Analytics. Stacey recently transitioned UPS from reporting to Self-Service Business Intelligence and architected the largest cube ever built at UPS. He is passionate about the art of writing and optimizing the performance of SQL queries, database design, database code, and all things BI. You can reach him at staceyjones@ups.com or on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/stacey-jones/24/891/59


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The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit � the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world � PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration. PASS Mission Empower the global Microsoft SQL Server community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server products and services.
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