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The Albuquerque SQL Server Users Group (ABQSQL) is an official chapter of PASS (formerly Professional Association for SQL Server) located in Albuquerque, NM. We are an active group of SQL Server professionals that meet monthly for networking and presentations on many SQL Server topics, including: SQL Server Administration
Business Intelligence
Database Design and Development
Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting
Data Science and Analytics

Meetings are always FREE and food is provided thanks to the generous sponsorship of Robert Half Technology.

Upcoming events (4)

August Mtg: SQL Server Virtualization and I/O Patterns with Argenis Fernandez

Hospital Services Corporation

The Albuquerque SQL Server User Group (ABQSQL) will be having its next meeting on Friday, August 14th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM online via GoToMeeting. Argenis Fernandez, Principal Architect at Pure Storage, will be taking an in-depth look at I/O operations in the SQL server database engine. Please join us for his presentation “SQL Server Virtualization and I/O Patterns”. Ask Argenis your data questions and get to know your peers. Presentation description: "In this session we will explore the SQL Server engine’s I/O patterns and how they play into virtualization infrastructure. With the knowledge you’ll gain in this session you will be able to have more educated conversations with your cloud/infrastructure/VM/storage administrators in order to get the most performance and use the best features for your SQL Server (or SQL in Azure/AWS/GCP) environments." Attend this FREE data platform training event! PASS membership is not a prerequisite to attend this or any other monthly meeting of the Albuquerque SQL Users Group, however, you can enjoy many benefits of being a member by signing up for a FREE PASS membership at http://www.pass.org/. GoToMeeting info: August Meeting - TBD w/ Argenis Fernandez Fri, Aug 14,[masked]:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/301222509 You can also dial in using your phone. (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.) United States: +1 (646)[masked] - One-touch: tel:[masked],,[masked]# Access Code:[masked] New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/301222509

September Meeting: Data Engineering Brick-by-Brick: An Intro To Azure Databricks

Hospital Services Corporation

The Albuquerque SQL Server User Group (ABQSQL) will be having its next meeting on Friday, September 11th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM online via GoToMeeting. Chris Hyde will be talking about Azure Databricks, one of the key technologies for the emerging Azure Data Engineer role. Please join us for his presentation “Data Engineering Brick-by-Brick: An Introduction To Azure Databricks”. Ask Chris your SQL questions, get to know your peers, and have lunch on us! Presentation description: "Do you want to be a Data Engineer in the next step on your career path? Maybe you're just getting started in the rapidly-growing Data Science and Analytics space? Or perhaps you're already doing on-premises analytics and want to take things to the cloud? Then come to this introductory session and see what Azure Databricks can do for you! Azure Databricks provides a cloud-based Apache Spark environment that can be scaled up and out to tackle your big data analytics needs. We'll look at how to set up your first Azure Databricks cluster, how to use shared notebooks in a collaborative environment, and how to leverage the integrated Azure Machine Learning capabilities. We'll also discuss where Azure Databricks fits in the modern cloud data warehouse." Attend this FREE SQL training event! PASS membership is not a prerequisite to attend this or any other monthly meeting of the Albuquerque SQL Users Group, however, you can enjoy many benefits of being a member by signing up for a FREE PASS membership at http://www.pass.org/. GoToMeeting info: September Meeting - Data Engineering Brick-by-Brick: An Intro To Azure Databricks w/ Chris Hyde Fri, Sep 11,[masked]:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/722159541 You can also dial in using your phone. (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.) United States: +1 (571)[masked] - One-touch: tel:[masked],,[masked]# Access Code:[masked] New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/722159541

October Meeting: Database Administration Through the Ages with Randolph West

Hospital Services Corporation

The Albuquerque SQL Server User Group (ABQSQL) will be having its next meeting on Friday, October 9th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM online via GoToMeeting. Randolph West, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, will be giving an overview of the modern (and future!) landscape for the DBA. Please join us for their presentation “Database Administration Through the Ages”. Ask Randolph your data questions and get to know your peers. Presentation description: "You're a lone DBA and you've heard all the buzzwords about Linux and Azure and containers, and it's all a bit overwhelming. Are you really missing out? Join me on an exploration of what it means to be a DBA in the modern era, and how your existing skills can be leveraged, no matter the platform. Maintenance plans, monitoring, even disaster recovery all work in pretty much the same way across Windows, Linux, Azure SQL DB, and containers. Then when you go back to work, you will have a starting point on how to modernize your existing environment and future-proof your career." Attend this FREE data platform training event! PASS membership is not a prerequisite to attend this or any other monthly meeting of the Albuquerque SQL Users Group, however, you can enjoy many benefits of being a member by signing up for a FREE PASS membership at http://www.pass.org/. GoToMeeting info: October Meeting - Database Administration Through the Ages w/ Randolph West Fri, Oct 9,[masked]:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/672781957 You can also dial in using your phone. (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.) United States: +1 (786)[masked] - One-touch: tel:[masked],,[masked]# Access Code:[masked] New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/672781957

SQL Saturday Albuquerque 2021

Smith Brasher Hall

SQL Saturday is returning to Albuquerque in 2021! For more details and registration, please visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/974/eventhome.aspx

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