Philadelphia – SQL Saturday #294

I traveling to the city of brotherly love to present at SQL Saturday #294 in Malvern, PA.

It will be a good time to meet old friends and make new ones.

I hope you have time to attend this awesome free event on June 7th 2014 at the Microsoft Building, 45 Liberty Blvd – Suite 210, Malvern, PA 19355. It only costs $10 if you want a lunch.

Below are the details for my presentation.


Effective Data Warehouse Storage Patterns


Many companies start off with a simple data mart for reporting. As the company grows, users become dependent on the data mart for monitoring and making decisions on Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

Unexpected information growth in your data mart may lead to a performance impacted reporting system. In short, your users will be lining up at your cube for their daily reports.

How do you reduce the size of your data mart and speed up data retrieval?

This presentation will review the following techniques to fix your woes.


1 – What is horizontal partitioning?
2 – Database sharding for daily information.
3 – Working with files and file groups.
3 – Partitioned views for performance.
4 – Table and Index partitions.
5 – Row Data Compression.
6 – Page Data Compression.
7 – Programming a sliding window.
8 – What are Federations in Azure SQL?

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  1. Hi John,

    Thanks for your presentation this past weekend at SQL Saturday 294. It was an informative presentation. I ended up giving the SQL 2012 Administration book to the fellow sitting next to me as I thought I had it already.

    All the best,
    Tom Marshall

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