CACTUSS North

CACTUSS

Capital Area Central Texas User of SQL Server

PASS affiliated user group for Austin, TX

Contact us: Email: CACTUSS.SQL (at) (gmail) (dot) (com)
Twitter: @CACTUSS_SQL
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/149440
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Austin-SQL-Server-User-Group/

Upcoming Meeting Dates

  North
Nov 2019 Tue 11/19/2019
Speaker: Kevin Boles
Topic: Common TSQL Mistakes
Speaker: Shawn Weisfeld
Topic: Quick Introduction to GitHub
Dec 2019 Tue 12/17/2019
Speaker: Jay Falck
Topic: Setting up a test lab with Hyper-V

Meeting Location

CACTUSS North

  • Meeting dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Meeting starts: 5:30 pm with food and a QA session
  • Presentation: 6:00 pm and goes to 7:15 pm
  • Address
    • Quarry Oaks II
    • Microsoft Office
    • Suite 225
    • 10900 Stonelake Blvd.
    • Austin, TX 78759
      • * Free parking
      • * Coming from Braker, go right/straight at the traffic circle and it's the building on the left.
      • * The building is also across from the outdoor basketball court
      • * Not the building attached to the parking garage
      • * Inside the Microsoft office, go right, past the reception desk, to the far back and left
      • * If there is interest, there is sometimes an after-gathering at a local place to talk casually
    • Map: http://binged.it/1HOSMWm

Next Meeting

Monday,

January

21

SOUTH Austin - A Primer on SQL Server Clustered Index Architecture - Mike Byrd

1524 S IH-35 Frontage Rd Suite 234
Austin, Texas 78704
Time: 17:30 - 19:30

Title: A Primer on SQL Server Clustered Index Architecture
by: Mike Byrd

Summary: How often when creating a new table you just made the Clustered Index using an Integer column with Identity properties. Seems like that is all I have done for last many years. But, in the last two years I’ve really dove into indexes and finally with this presentation looked at what really makes a good Clustered Index with benchmarks and varying scenarios. In some scenarios a well-defined clustered index may out perform a covering non-clustered index. Results are very interesting and may surprise you.

Speaker: Mike Byrd, Senior Database Engineer ByrdNest Consulting:
Bio: Former rocket scientist and USAF Fighter Pilot -- now a SQL Server geek (24 years)! Past opportunities include free-lance technical writer for PC Magazine, Senior Software Manager for government sponsored munitions effectiveness committee, and insurance company CTO. Currently senior database engineer consultant for several Austin companies. Presenter at 17 SQL Sat sessions in 2016, 10 in 2017, 8 in 2018 (Cambridge) and Chicago, Jacksonville, Dallas, Pensacola, Austin, and Baton Rouge in 2019; as well as several local SQL Server user's groups in Ft. Worth, Austin, and San Antonio; and 2 Virtual DBA presentations in 2018.

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Our monthly meetings are made possible by the generosity of these sponsors:

This month's sponsor:

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Ongoing sponsors:

Microsoft

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