The PASS Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Virtual Chapter serves to connect BI professionals globally over ongoing webinars.
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Fri, Sep 20 2013 19:00 UTC


Happy as a Pig in Muck?

RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7658910279828867072

Happy as a Pig in Muck?

This session will take a look at Pig. Pig is a platform for analysing large datasets using a high level language in Hadoop. It is easy to use, intuitive and embarrassingly parallel. It was developed in order to avoid the complexities of Map Reduce. It is useful for ad-hoc analysis and of course ETL. During this session we will see it being used to manipulate structured and unstructured data.


Allan Mitchell is a SQL Server MVP and runs Copper Blue Consulting with Jen Stirrup. He has worked all over the world helping customers integrate their data and processes. He has implemented large Hadoop installations as well as event stream processing solutions.

 

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PASS Summit 2014 Discount Code

The annual PASS Summit is taking place in Seattle, on Nov 4-7, 2014. If you have not registered, you can use PASS DW/BI VC discount code of VCSUM05 to get $150 off registration price. To register, please visit http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2014/RegisterNow.aspx.

 

 

August 2014 Upcoming Sessions


Friday 15 Aug 2014 11 AM PDT / 2 PM EDT / 7 PM GMT

Continuous Integration for Reporting Services

Speaker: Nat Sundar

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4929955412305620737

Developing a Report with Reporting Services is easy. But how can we deliver consistent and bug free Report in a short turnaround. Continuous Integration help us to Build, Unit Test and Deploy the components as we develop. It helps the Developers, DBAs, Test Engineers and the Release Managers. 

Continuous Integration: 

With the help of CI tools , we can build the Report files (.RDL) from Source control (Perforce, SVN, etc). However writing Unit test cases for Reports requires little thoughts. Once the test development has completed, this also need to be build and integrated with the CI tools for automatic runs. 

Also the Reports, Datasets and the Datasources have to be deployed to a Test environment. With the help of CI tools the deployment process can be automated as well. 

In this Demo Rich session, I will walkthrough the best practices around the Development, Build, Unit Test case and Deployment. 

Nat Sundar

Nat Sundar is an independent SQL BI consultant working in the UK. He has considerable years of experience with the UK Financial Services Industry (Mainly in Insurance and Investment Banking). 

He is passionate in SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS and MDX. 

Linked-In Profile: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/nat-sundar/58/a87/842

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Los Angeles - Friday, 15 Aug 2014 at 11:00:00 a.m 
New York - Friday, 15 Aug 2014 at 2:00:00 p.m 
London - Friday, 15 Aug 2014 at 7:00:00 p.m 
Sydney - Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 at 4:00:00 a.m 
Auckland - Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 at 6:00:00 a.m 

 

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 Noon BST / 9 PM AEST

Intro to R

Speaker: Stephanie Locke

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1369177110122021121

R, the statistical programming language, is another open-source program making inroads into the Microsoft world. 

R was originally for doing stats, but it now does database CRUD, reporting, documentation, and even websites. It can be awkward to know where to start, so this session fast tracks you to the sections you need to know about to save yourself pains you didn't even know you had. 

Stephanie Locke 

Stephanie Locke (@SteffLocke) is an experienced Analyst and BI developer within the Finance and Insurance industries. Steph runs her local SQL Server User Group, helps organise SQLRelay, co-author of the book Tribal SQL and contributes to the community at large via blogging, presenting and forums. 

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Seattle - Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 at 4:00 a.m 
New York - Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 at 7:00 a.m 
London - Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 at Noon 
Sydney - Wednesday, 27 Aug at 9:00 p.m 
Auckland - Wednesday, 27 Aug at 11:00 p.m