Category Archives: Events

A category for upcoming events

SQL Cuppa – A new skype handle and logo

Recently I tried to start a thing every Friday where database folks get together and chat over coffee or some other beverage. The intention was to share knowledge and experience among the community and get to meet your peers. As with most first attempts it didn’t go as expected but I did learn a lot… Read More »

SQL Cuppa Sessions

If you have been following me on LinkedIn recently you must have seen this update. Looking forward to having some fun SQL conversations, especially on what people think of SQL 2016 so far. One of the questions I have been asked is “How will we recognize you”? (I don’t have a lot of pics on… Read More »

SSIS and SSRS Training for Wells Fargo

4 day training for MS SQL Server SSRS and SSIS with Wells Fargo in Whitefield Bangalore. It’s going to be awesome. Going to create and SQL Server Monitoring Application using SSIS and SSRS and hopefully a few other different types of Reports too. Busy months ahead.

Better Triage: Getting hospital care delivered properly

If you have seen my recent posts on LinkedIn you probably know that I am looking to interact with healthcare professionals to brainstorm ideas on how Triage can be improved. In this post I will cover what Triage is and some common issues identified with the process and my attempt at a solution. I am… Read More »

OStress.exe – use it if you aren’t already

I was recently trying to simulate the performance implications of hashing vs encryption and wanted to simulate hundreds of sessions and 1000’s of requested on a username/password table. Most time developers and testers use a test harness for automating this kind of activity or use a load testing tool. I however am not a tester… Read More »

MS SQL Server and Tic Toc and why I changed my mind that it’s a good idea

I am not sure MS has got it right with the release cycle for SQL server. While this debate has happened before (I was then excited that there will be newer versions of SQL available sooner) now I am older and wiser. The reason I don’t think this approach will work in the long run… Read More »

Training MSBI professionals in Wells Fargo (MAR)

Always looking forward to training BI professionals since I am fascinated by how data is getting used in the decision making process. And doing this training for Wells Fargo is even more special since we have a long standing relationship with the company. The training marks the start of a very busy schedule this year… Read More »

Training DBA from other countries

Technology is a universal language so training DBAs from other countries is not really a challenge when covering technical aspects. But here are a few things to keep in mind. Time zones- lunch breaks are different for different people. Office hours – Availability of daylight usually impacts office hours and typically there is a difference… Read More »