We are delighted to announce the fourth London SQL meetup of 2016. Our first speaker will be the the world famous Steve Jones from Red Gate who will be talking about Database DevOps. The second speaker will be Allan Schweitz who is going to talk about how Hadoop can fit in with relational databases.
As well as the fantastic talks we also have the usual opportunities to eat, drink and network. It should be noted that while the name of the venue has changed, the location has not so it should be very easy to find for those who have been before.
We hope to see many of you there.
Our first speaker will be Steve Jones:
Bringing DevOps to the Database
DevOps is a hot topic in today’s software development world. However most of the knowledge and experience with DevOps is based around application software and ignores the database. We will examine how the concepts and principles of DevOps can be applied to database development by looking at both automated comparison analysis as well as migration script management. Automated building, testing, and deployment of database changes will be shown.
Steve has been working with SQL Server since 1991 and has been a DBA in a variety of large and small companies and industries. In 2001, Steve founded SQLServerCentral.com with two partners and has been publishing technical articles and facilitating discussions among SQL Server professionals ever since. He currently is the full-time editor of SQLServerCentral, owned by Red Gate Software and has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2007 .
Our second speaker will be Allan Schweitz:
SQL and Hadoop: It's complicated
Hadoop is all the rage nowadays and with all the rumours of Hadoop replacing data warehouses and traditional databases we will be looking at how SQL is supported on Hadoop. Hadoop's architecture presents significant challenges to matching the functionality of the traditional data warehouse and in this session we will look at some of these challenges and how they are being addressed by some projects from the Hadoop ecosystem.
About Allan Allan is an Enterprise architect with his roots in database and Java software development. In recent years his focus has been more and more data management with an affinity for big data technologies; in particular Hadoop. He is an official Cloudera certified instructor occasionally conducting courses, but mostly advising clients on their data and technology strategy.