Capital Area Central Texas User of SQL Server

PASS affiliated user group for Austin, TX

Contact us: Email: CACTUSS.SQL (at) (gmail) (dot) (com)

Upcoming Meeting Dates

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


  • 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:

Next Meeting




Austin SOUTH<br />- Data Modeling for the Modern Enterprise -<br />Ryan Casey

1524 S IH-35 Frontage Rd Suite 234
Austin, Texas 78704
Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Title: Data Modeling for the Modern Enterprise
by: Ryan Casey

Summary: <p>This session is theoretical with a focus on the many ways that we can model data. We will discuss why we select one modeling technique over the other in different user scenarios. These different scenarios will vary by industry and company, two main scenarios include: purchasing a product and storing the data related to the sales transaction, or visualizing the total sales for a product, month over month, for the calendar year 2016. Diagrams will be used to explain these different models and try to bring a more tangible aspect to the theoretical aspects of the discussion. Demos using IDERA ER/Studio Data Architect will be used to conclude the presentation.</p> <br /> Why Model Data <ul> <li>Business Benefits and Value</li> </ul> <br /> Different Model Types <ul> <li>Enterprise Model</li> <li>Conceptual Model</li> <li>Logical Model</li> <li>Physical Model</li> <li>Dimensional Model</li> </ul> <br /> Different Modeling Techniques <ul> <li>Normal Form Modeling</li> <li>Star & Snow Flake Schema</li> <li>Slowly Changing Dimensions</li> <li>Many to Many Relationships</li> </ul>

Speaker: Ryan Casey, BI Architect AIM Business Driven Data Solutions:
Bio: Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Public Speaker, and Group Moderator SQL Saturday Speaker @ • Houston, TX 2018 • Dallas, TX 2018, 2017 (BI), 2016, 2015 • Phoenix, AZ 2018, 2017 (BI) • Kansas City, MO 2017 • Baton Rouge, LA 2017 • Oklahoma City, OK 2016 • San Antonio, TX 2016 SQL User Group Speaker @ • NTSSUG, Dallas, TX • CACTUSS, Austin, TX • OKCSQL, Oklahoma City, OK • MSBIC, Dallas, TX • SALSSA, San Antonio, TX • FWSSUG, Fort Worth, TX AIM Business Driven Data Solutions combines the collaborative and creative arts included in Technical Communication, the business acumen of a Harvard MBA program, and the technical discipline of object-oriented programming and business intelligence (data warehouses).

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