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Welcome to the Triangle SQL Server User Group (TriPASS)! We are an active group of SQL Server professionals that meet monthly for formal presentations on many SQL Server topics. We cover everything from database design, development, deployment, performance, and IT support. We also Business Intelligence topics like data warehousing, reporting, ETL and Big Data. Visit us at our monthly meetings where our sponsors always provide us with free food and beverages. Many times we will have a raffle for books and other items provided by our sponsors.

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Shop Talk

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Do you have a question about SQL Server or the data platform space? Are you running into technical problems in the office and want a second opinion? Do you have an urge to stump our panel with arcane or weird scenarios--or watch others do just that to us? Then Shop Talk is for you. Shop Talk is a Q&A-driven broadcast featuring Tom Norman, Mala Mahadevan, Tracy Boggiano, and Kevin Feasel. Each week, we will dedicate one hour to answering your questions, including live questions with no prep (and I can't see how that could possibly go wrong!). Send questions to us on the air at https://www.twitch.tv/trianglessug or get them to us early by e-mailing [masked] and give us a fighting chance to come up with the right answer. Prior episodes' show notes are available at https://shoptalk.tripass.org .

Designing Data Intensive Cloud Native Applications by Samir Behara

Cloud is rapidly changing the way modern day applications are being designed. Data is at the center of multiple challenges while architecting solutions in cloud. With technology changing rapidly, there are new possibilities for processing data efficiently. Come join me in this session to learn more about the tools and technologies that will help you to design data intensive systems. We will take a structured approach towards architecting data-centric solutions, covering technologies like message queues, data partitioning, search index, data cache, event sourcing and NoSQL solutions. If you are a Data professional, Software Engineer or Architect, come join me in this session to understand the high-level design principles that will help you build scalable, resilient and maintainable systems in cloud. Samir Behara is a Solution Architect with EBSCO Industries and builds software solutions using cutting edge technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP with over 13 years of IT experience working on large-scale enterprise applications involving complex business functions, web integration, and data management in various domains like Insurance, Manufacturing and Publishing. Samir is a frequent speaker at conferences such as PASS Summit, IT/Dec Connections, CodeStock, SQL Saturdays and CodeCamps. He is the Co-Chapter Lead of the Steel City SQL Server UserGroup, Birmingham, AL. He is the author of www.dotnetvibes.com.

Using ACI to Convert a Backup to a BACPAC for Import into Azure SQL DB

Importing an existing SQL Server database into an Azure SQL Database is not a trivial task. You can only import a .bacpac file - you can't attach a database or restore a backup. However, if you have a database backup file, you can convert it to a .bacpac! Join this session to learn about a project that will ingest a SQL Server .bak file into Azure File Share, create an Azure Container Instance running SQL Server, restore the database, and create a bacpac for import into Azure SQL Database. It demonstrates the power of linking multiple Azure services together, and will provide a great use case for SQL Server in containers. Jes Schultz is a Software Engineer with Microsoft who has experience with a wide range of SQL Server features from version 2005 through 2019, and is on the cutting edge with Azure technologies. Since graduating Fox Valley Technical College with an IT-Programmer/Analyst degree, Jes has worked as an SSRS developer, DBA, and consultant. Before joining Microsoft, Jes was a six-time Data Platform MVP, recognized for her community work. Jes tackles every project and problem with tenacity and her enthusiasm is unmatched in the SQL Server community. In her free time, Jes never stops moving, and counts fitness, coffee, cooking, and travel as essentials in life.

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Shop Talk

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