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, analytics, data warehousing, and big data.

Our meetings will approach learning in a casual, fun and social way.  Join us to learn and get to know fellow professionals in the area.


SQLSaturday is back! CBIG is proud to offer this free training event on October 14, 2017


Sept. 2017: MS SQL Server 2016: Evaluating Columnstore Index Table Loads with Power BI

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, September 5, 2017

5:30 pm:  Dinner and mingling with fellow CBIG members 

6:00 pm:  Introductions

6:15 pm:  Main Presentation with Scott Fountain

Topic: MS SQL Server 2016: Evaluating Columnstore Index Table Loads with Power BI

Session Description: With MS SQL Server 2016, a clustered columnstore index can support nonclustered rowstore indexes. Because of this, a variety of OLAP and OLTP workloads can now take place. However, before users can access the respective data, developers need to load the data.

Speaker Bio: Scott Fountain is an application engineer with Wells Fargo. His focus involves ETL automation and business intelligence. Since 2010, he has developed solutions for manufacturing, education, agriculture, and finance. He holds an MCSA in SQL 2016 Database Administration and an MCSE in Data Management and Analytics.

Meeting Location: Microsoft Office, 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. We're in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) in the left building - the 2nd door, farthest from the entrance.

RSVP: September CBIG Meeting


Oct. 2017: Info Coming Soon

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, October 3, 2017

5:30 pm:  Dinner and mingling with fellow CBIG members 

6:00 pm:  Introductions and Spotlight Sponsor presentation from SentryOne

6:15 pm:  Main Presentation

Topic: Info Coming Soon

Session Description: Info Coming Soon

Speaker Bio: Info Coming Soon

Meeting Location: Microsoft Office, 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. We're in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) in the left building - the 2nd door, farthest from the entrance.

RSVP: Link coming soon


Nov. 2017: What is Power BI?

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, November 7, 2017

5:30 pm:  Dinner and mingling with fellow CBIG members 

6:00 pm:  Introductions and Spotlight Sponsor presentation from Cardinal Solutions

6:15 pm:  Main Presentation with Angela Henry

Topic: What is Power BI?

Session Description: You’ve heard all the buzz about Power BI, but you have no idea what it is or how it works. This session explains what Power BI is, who can use it and why you would want to. It’s an introductory session that gives you the information you need to determine if Power BI is right for you and your organization.

Speaker Bio: Angela is a DBA/BI Developer, living in High Point, NC and loves what she does. She's worked with all versions of SQL Server & worn all the hats that come with dealing with SQL Server throughout the years: developer, administrator, data architect and BI developer. She earned her MSCE: Business Intelligence in 2015. She volunteers with PASS in various capacities, ranging from Program Committee to cleanup at local SQL Saturday events. She is also the chapter leader for the PASS Triad SQL User Group in Greensboro, NC. In her spare time you can probably find her in the pool, she's an avid US Masters swimmer.

Meeting Location: Microsoft Office, 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. We're in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) in the left building - the 2nd door, farthest from the entrance.

RSVP: Link coming soon


Upcoming Meeting Dates

We typically meet on the first Tuesday of every month. Upcoming meeting dates:

December 5, 2017

If you would like to present, please e-mail us at:  CharlotteBIGroup at Outlook.com

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