Welcome to the CBIG site!

The Charlotte BI Group, or CBIG as we like to call ourselves, is a technical user group focused on Business Intelligence topics.  

As a member, you will learn about Business Intelligence best practices, recommended architectures, design patterns, development platforms and techniques, as well as administration and configuration topics with an emphasis on the Microsoft BI stack and related toolsets.  From time to time we'll also cover other important BI skills such as business analysis, requirements gathering methodologies, usability, and testing. 

Our meetings will approach learning in a casual, fun and social way.  You'll be given opportunities to get to know fellow BI, SQL Server, and Analyst professionals in the area.  We'll also do our best to keep you informed about regional events & happenings in the technical community.


Be sure to visit the Join CBIG page to receive invitations to monthly CBIG meetings and special events!


Upcoming CBIG Meetings

April 2015

Date:   Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  BlueGranite

Presentation Topic:  Securing the ETL Pipeline by Brian Kelly

We're going to look at typical ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) pipelines and consider the weak points an attacker might go after. Our goal in this isn't to cause FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt), but to discuss risks at each point, options for protecting the vulnerability, and what we've seen typically done (if anything). While this talk primarily focuses on Microsoft SQL Server, especially the database engine and SSIS, many of the points covered will be applicable to any solution set.

Brian Kelley is an author, columnist, and Microsoft SQL Server MVP focusing primarily on SQL Server security. He is a contributing author for How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005 (Syngress), Professional SQL Server 2008 Administration (Wrox), and Introduction to SQL Server (Texas Publishing). Brian currently serves as a database administrator/ architect but has also worked as a infrastructure and security architect and incident response team lead.

 

Location:    8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-2015-cbig-meeting-securing-the-etl-pipeline-with-brian-kelly-tickets-16198699747


May 2015

Date:   Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  Intellinet

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


June 2015

Date:   Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  SQLSentry

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


July 2015

Date:   Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  Cardinal Solutions

Presentation Topic:  SSIS Data Flow Performance Patterns
Speaker:   Andy Leonard

Use these patterns to improve SSIS 2014 Data Flow performance in your data integration enterprise: Incremental Loads, Blob Pyramid, and Type 2 New + Updated Rows.

Session Level: Beginner-Intermediate  

Andy Leonard is Chief Servant Officer of Linchpin People, an SSIS Trainer and Consultant, SQL Server database and Integration Services developer, SQL Server data warehouse developer, community mentor, blogger, and engineer. He is a co-author of SSIS Design Patterns and Managing Geeks. His background includes VB and web application architecture and development; and SQL Server 2000-2014.

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


August 2015

Date:   Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  BlueGranite

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


September 2015

Date:   Tuesday, Sept 8, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  Intellinet

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


October 2015

Date:   Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  SQLSentry

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


November 2015

Date:   Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  Cardinal Solutions

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


December 2015

Date:   Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  BlueGranite

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon

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