Colorado Springs SQL Server Users Group

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Epicentral Coworking

415 N Tejon St · Colorado Springs, CO

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Between Boulder and St. Vrain on Tejon

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We invite you to join us for our May meeting on Wednesday, May 15th at Epicentral Coworking, featuring a presentation by Todd Kleinhans on storing images in a database.

When: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Epicentral Coworking, 415 N Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO
What: We'll begin with networking and dinner from 5:30 to 6:00 PM. At 6:00, we'll have a few announcements and peer Q&A time followed by our presentation. After the presentation and some SWAG, we'll have some time for socializing and additional networking. The CSSUG will provide some drinks while you network.

Our main presentation:

Storing Images in a Database - Tips and Techniques

How many of you have digital pictures? We are drowning in them by their sheer numbers and storage space. We take so many we often don't even have time to look at them! Have you ever thought of storing them in a database? You will learn the pro's and con's about storing images in a database using varbinary(max), FileTable and by individual pixels. Technologies covered include Columnstore, In-Memory OLTP, Python, T-SQL, and of course Unreal Engine to display them in VR using the AdventureWorks database. Come and learn how to get a handle on storing and backing up your pictures!

About Todd:

Todd Kleinhans has been using SQL Server since the last millennium. He has served in different roles across many industries but he's mainly been a DBA. When not in virtual reality, he likes to speak at PASS sponsored events and volunteers in various groups like PASS, DSSUG, Colorado Virtual Reality and is the President of Denver/Boulder Unreal Engine group. He is on Twitter: @toddkleinhans and blogs at

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