Welcome to the London PASS Chapter

We are an established PASS Chapter covering London. 

We look forward to meeting you! To contact us, please visit the About Us page. 

Please find details of the next meeting below.

Registration for the event via following link

http://www.sqlserverfaq.com/default.aspx?item=eventregister&itemid=661

 

 

Next Meeting

Wednesday,

December

03

PASS London Chapter Event (3rd Dec 2014)

  • In-Person @ 116-120 Goswell Road London, London, United States (map)
  • 18:00 - 21:00 UTC
  • Language: English

We have another great evening lined up for you

News from PASS Summit 2014 (Seattle) - Plus we have some special swag for this event I have bought back especially

Session #1:  'An Introduction to DocumentDB'  Allan Mitchell (MVP)

Are relational databases too restrictive for you?  Developers want to store data as they get it?  Need to store arrays and query as first class citizens instead of performing TSQL gymnastics? Yes?  then let me introduce you to Microsoft's Document database.  Come see what it is and how it could make your developers happy and why it can be a good fit for your data.

Allan's Bio

I work with companies helping them to decide how best to store their data 

Key/Value (Redis)

Document (DocumentDB, Mongo)

Relational (SQL Server)

NoSQL (Hadoop/HBase)



I also help customers to decide on whether a move to cloud based offerings makes sense. The Azure platform from Microsoft has a lot to offer and it isn't necessarily a Cloud/On Premise binary choice. Hybrid scenarios make a lot of sense too.

I also work with customers who have large scale or interesting data movement requirements. This could be batch processes which are complex or real-time sensor and telemetry data

Session #2 - Mark Stacey will be providing this and I'll be able to share the details with you on the abstract shortly

Featured Presentation:

An Introduction to DocumentDB

Allan Mitchell, Principal Consultant Copper Blue Consulting

Are relational databases too restrictive for you? Developers want to store data as they get it? Need to store arrays and query as first class citizens instead of performing TSQL gymnastics? Yes? then let me introduce you to Microsoft's Document database. Come see what it is and how it could make your developers happy and why it can be a good fit for your data.

About Allan:
Allan Mitchell is a SQL Server MVP and runs Copper Blue Consulting with Jen Stirrup. He has worked all over the world helping customers integrate their data and processes. He has implemented large Hadoop installations as well as event stream processing solutions.

To be annouced

Mark Stacey, CEO Aphelion Software

This will be announced in the next week

About Mark:
Mark Stacey founded the Aphelion Software Group, and works tirelessly to cross the business/technical boundaries in Business Intelligence, working in both SharePoint and SQL. He has published two books on BI - Sharepoint 2010 BI and Visual Intelligence and frequently speaks at both SQL Saturday and SharePoint Saturday events. Mark is one of the few Microsoft PDW trainers, and has trained in Africa, India and Europe on the PDW, as well as all over the world on other technologies