SQL Saturday #138 in Sydney

Finally! SQL Saturday will be in Sydney for the first time on 21 April 2012 from 08:15 to 17:15 at

Epping Boys High School (EBHS), 213 Vimiera Road, Eastwood, NSW, 2122, Australia.


There will be 4 DBA/Development Stream as well as 5 BI Streams. Keynote and Locknote will be presented by Grant Paisley, the president of SQL Server Usergroup Sydney.


The DBA/Dev sessions are:

09:30 Database Development & Agile: Strange Bedfellows by Daniel Nolan

13:00 The Dark Art of Performance Tuning by Peter Ward

15:15 Better Together: Merge, Partitioning, ColumnStore by Greg Low

15:45 Keeping the light’s on with SQL 2012 Always On by Warwick Rudd


The BI sessions are:

09:30 BI Architecture with SQL 2012 & SharePoint 2010 by Rod Colledge

11:00 Killer Real-World PowerPivot Examples II  by Grant Paisley

13:00 Accelerated BI Growth with Power View & PowerPivot  by Bhavik Merchant

15:15 Analytic T-SQL Functions in 2012 by Rob Farley

15:45 DirectQuery vs Vertipaq mode in SSAS Tabular Model  by Julie Koesmarno


As you can see, six of the sessions are related to the new SQL Server 2012 to follow up the recent RTM announcement in March 2012.

After registering for SQL Saturday #138, you can then build your schedule for the day by going to Schedule > Schedule Builder from the menu.

I will be presenting on the last session of the BI Stream, “DirectQuery vs Vertipaq mode in SSAS Tabular Model“. This session will explain the different modes of Tabular Model and how they work. The aim of the session is so that you are equipped with enough information to decide which mode of Tabular Model is suitable for your requirements and to confidently explore these choices.

Well, what are you waiting for? Sign up for SQL Saturday now and join me for SQL learn-athon!

SQL Saturday #138 in Sydney