Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Houston Tech Fest 2013

I am traveling (driving) with the family to Houston to present on SSIS 2012 at Houston Tech Fest 2013 at the Reliant Center. The session in the first of the morning in the database track. SSIS 2012 has lots of new features, but this presentation focuses Change Data Capture component, Data Quality Services (DQS) and the SSIS Catalog. All during the presentation are 10-15 other new features used for the demos. The session is about 90% demo.

Please come get some free training and network with other IT professionals.

Using SSIS 2012 for ETL in a Data Warehouse


This session will go through some old and new features of Integration Service 2012 to help with loading data into a Data Warehouse/Mart. The GUI has been improved visually during design and execution. The storage of packages has been update with Integration Service Catalogs. The Change Data Capture task helps with incremental updates. Logging has been improved for debugging. A demostration of creating your own Slowly Changing Dimension with current Tasks will be shown with some design hints

Session 1
Track Database
Time 9:30-10:30
Room Room 308

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

PASS Data Arch VC presents Louis Davidson Relational Database “Good Enough”

Please join us Thursday Sept 12th at noon Central for the monthly Data Architecture Virtual Chapter presentation. We will have SQL Server MVP talking about relational databases. Please don’t miss this session which is a preview to the Pre-Conference session Louis will be doing at the PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte, NC Oct 14-19.

Next Meeting: Thu, Sep 12 2013

How Recognize Relational Database is "Good Enough"

Online Meeting URL:

UTC : Thu, Sep 12 2013 17:00 - 18:00
Event Time : Thu, Sep 12 2013 12:00 - 13:00 (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Characteristics of a great Relational Database

Speaker: Louis Davidson, Data Architect

Summary: Characteristics of a great Relational Database

About Louis: Louis Davidson has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years as a corporate database developer and architect. He has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP for 8 years and has written five books on database design. Louis is currently the data architect for the Christian Broadcasting Network, supporting offices in Virginia Beach, VA, and Nashville, TN. He has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. You can read more about Louis at