What we're about

The Northern Virginia Data Platform MeetUp ( formerly, "NOVA SQL Server Users Group") is a SQL Server and Azure Data Platform MeetUp. As data platform roles and responsibilities have evolved, we have broadened our scope to include Microsoft Azure Advanced Analytics, Big Data, and general Azure topics. The goal of the leadership of NOVA Data Platform MeetUp is to provide a comfortable environment where members can participate in multi-disciplinary discussions of Microsoft data platform related issues.

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Benefits to Northern Virginia Data Platform MeetUp Attendees include:

• We host at least two full-day technology conferences a year (e.g., Global Azure Bootcamp, Azure Data and AI Fest)

◾Networking with local data platform professionals

◾The latest and greatest Microsoft SQL Server news

◾Microsoft SQL Server and Azure Advanced Analytics and Big Data questions answered by Microsoft insiders

◾Valuable information for career development

◾Free food, drinks, and giveaways

Upcoming events (3)

NOVA SQL User Group - Monthly MeetUp- Torsten Strauss - In-Memory OLTP Design

Hello Everyone! The speaker for this month will be Torsten Strauss and he will discuss In-Memory OLTP Design Principles.

Title: In Memory OLTP – Design Principles

Description: In this session (level 300) we will look at the design principals of the in-memory OLTP engine. We will understand how the in-memory engine optimizes data storage for main memory, eliminates latches and locks, and uses native compilation to reduce the CPU overhead.

For this we will compare the traditional on-disk engine with the in-memory engine to decide when it makes sense to use in-memory OLTP.

Speaker: Torsten Strauss

Speaker BIO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-strauss/

Torsten (MVP, MCSE, MCT) has been working with Microsoft SQL Server since the turn of the millennium and is specialized in performance optimization for large SQL Server environments.
He has been with bp as a database engineer for over two decades and collaborates closely with Sarpedon Quality Lab as a Principal Microsoft SQL Server Consultant.

Torsten is the founder of inside-sqlserver.com and has given more than 120 presentations on Microsoft SQL Server performance optimization at national and international conferences and user groups.
Torsten has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Data Platform since 2018.

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This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meeting on 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will do two conferences in 2021, June 25 and Nov 12. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

NOVA SQL User Group - MLOps with Azure Machine Learning and Azure DevOps

Hello Everyone! Our topic this month will be "MLOps with Azure Machine Learning and Azure DevOps" by Microsoft Senior Cloud Solution Architect. Jon Tupitza.

Title: MLOps with Azure Machine Learning and Azure DevOps

Description - TBA

Speaker: Jon Tupitza

Speaker BIO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jontupitza/

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This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meeting on 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will do two conferences in 2021, June 25 and Nov 12. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

Azure Data & AI Fest (Fall)

Online event

Hello Everyone! This a placeholder for our Azure Data & AI Fest (Falll) More info and RSVP Link to be added.

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