L.A. SQL Server Professionals Group

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Meeting - January 16, 2020, Microsoft Store, Century City

  • In-Person @ Microsoft Store, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, #1045 Los Angeles, California, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 21:30 (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

Our regular schedule is to meet on the 3rd Thursday of every other month, on the odd months.
6:30 PM - Food and networking
7:00 PM - Presentation

Featured Presentation:

Data Modeling Trends for 2019 and Beyond

Ike Ellis, Partner Crafting Bytes

There is so much confusion on how to model data. The number of products and tools the average company uses to store data has exploded. The database vendors are competing and releasing features at an astounding rate. One vendor says one thing while another vendor says another thing. The cloud vendors have also accelerated the pace of change. Do we still need a star schema? Do we still obey EF Codd's rules for data normalization? Do we create aggregate tables? How do we handle temporal data? How should we create slowly changing dimensions? These things are creating a confusing atmosphere for the data modeler. It is true that data modeling has changed, but there is no need to throw out great practices that have served us for years and can continue to do so. This session will cover what has changed for data modeling, why it changed, and how to take advantage of those changes. Combine new thinking with classic data architecture and you will create great analytic and transactional systems for your data.

About Ike:
Ike Ellis is a Senior Data Architect and partner for Crafting Bytes. He has designed and implemented data solutions for many well-known organizations. He has been a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2011. He co-authored the book "Developing Azure Solutions," now in its second edition. He is a popular speaker at SQLBits, PASS Summit, and SQL in the City. He speaks at user groups, code camps, and SQLSaturdays. He has written courses on SQL Server for developers, Power BI, SSRS, SSIS, and SSAS for Wintellect. He has an upcoming course on CosmosDB. He founded the San Diego Tech Immersion Group, a technical book club based in San Diego and is the co-chair of the San Diego Software Architecture Group.

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