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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.


July 2017: Tales from Building a SQL Server Data Warehouse in Azure

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, July 11, 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 Melissa Coates

Topic: Tales from Building a SQL Server Data Warehouse in Azure

Session Description: In this session, we share our experiences and lessons learned from a recent migration to Azure for a SQL Server data warehousing environment. We begin with sharing our reasoning for running SQL Server in a VM vs. Azure SQLDB vs. Azure SQLDW. We will review our carefully-selected naming conventions, and how we structured development, test, and production within subscriptions and resource groups. Throughout the session we'll cover key decisions to be made during planning and setup, and a few gotchas to watch out for.

Speaker Bio: Melissa Coates is the Lead Analytics Architect with SentryOne (SQL Sentry LLC) in Charlotte, NC. She specializes in delivering analytics, data warehousing, and business intelligence solutions using on-premises, cloud, and hybrid technologies.  Formerly a CPA, Melissa is ridiculously proud to be an IT geek and downright giddy to be a Microsoft Data Platform MVP.  When Melissa steps away from the keyboard, you can probably find her hanging out with her border collie, paddle boarding, or playing in the garden.  Melissa blogs at sqlchick.com.

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.

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Upcoming Meeting Dates

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

August 1, 2017

September 5, 2017

October 3, 2017

November 7, 2017

December 5, 2017

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

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