PASS Summit Keynote Live Blog – Day 1
Good morning from the PASS Summit! I will be live blogging the keynotes this year. The room is filling up with a few thousand of my closest friends.
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Here we go. Connect. Share Learn. GO.
HUGE Thanks everyone that works so hard to make #Summit13 possible.
NASCAR == The Physical implementation of query tuning? Perhaps. At those speeds, little things make a big difference.
PASS President Bill Graziano taking the stage.
PASS Board Q&A on Friday at 12:30 in Ballroom C. Stop by and ask your questions.
PASS delivered over 700K hours of training in the past fiscal year. Yikes. Dig it.
Power BI demo following the growth of SQL Saturday using the awesome Power Map. Go BI!
SQL Saturday #111 Atlanta was largest one ever: Over 500 attendees!
PASS PASSion Award Winner = Amy Lewis!
PASS PASSion award Honorable Mention = Ryan Adams. Congrats!
Outstanding Volunteers are awesome!!!! And too many to list. :)
PASS added a myVolunteering section to all PASS profiles. Please fill yours out! :)
HUGE thanks to Microsoft, Dell, and Cisco for sponsorship of #Summit13!
Don’t miss out on SQL Server Clinic, PASS Community Zone, Chapter Luncheon today… SO MUCH TO DO!
PLEASE fill out your session evaluations! It leads to better sessions for all.
Quentin Clark, Corp VP at Microsoft in Data Platform Group, taking the stage!
Keynote Title: “Pushing the Boundaries”
Clark: “Coming back to PASS is like coming back to family.” #TrueStory #SQLFamily
Online purchasing allows you to transcend the boundaries of Brick and Mortar.
Cloud solutions are allowing you to transcend the boundaries of On-Premise.
Today’s keynote will be about technologies already available or coming really soon.
Announcing SQL Server 2014 is in CTP2!
Final, production-ready CTP of SQL 2014. Sweet!
Should be available for download TODAY.
SQL 2014: Get it. Learn it. Win.
Pushing Boundaries: How do you enable information workers to get ALL the information they need?
SQL 2014 takes all the column-store work of that past few years and pushes it forward. #LeadingThePack
Clark: By building our work INTO our products instead of SEPARATE products, we can enable everyone.
Tracy Daugherty (Program Manager for SQL 2014) taking the stage.
Yay for ZoomIt!
6 seconds to get purchase recommendations. 4 to buy product. 10X improvement when converting table to MEMORY_OPTIMIZED = ON
HUGE performance gain without doing anything with hardware. BAM!
Tracy: “It’s Wicked Fast”
Hotlist update takes 26 minutes to run. Convert to update-able CLUSTERED ColumnStore. NOW: < minute. 61X improvement.
It’s BUILT IN TO SQL. Use it in existing apps. No new hardware.
Pushing Boundaries: Operations – Availability and Recovery
“Backup to Azure” is baked in to SQL 2014.
AES 128 encryption support for all backups in SQL 2014
New feature: “Managed Backup” SQL 2014 will detect change and can determine when a database needs to be backed up.
Managed Backup is configurable for your needs. Built on a need Microsoft had to better manage storage in Azure. #Sharing
Free download of tool to backup SQL 2005+ to Azure AND include encryption and compression. Backups then JUST WORK.
Microsoft providing NEW functionality for older versions of their products. #LoveIt
Demo includes showing how you CAN keep compute local and store data in the cloud. #TestTestTest
Clark: You can start thinking of Azure storage as “infinite storage” provided by Microsoft.
Pushing Boundaries: Redefining MISSION CRITICAL in the cloud.
Clark: Azure SQL Database is at a “staggering” scale across the planet.
Pushing Boundaries: Query ALL Data #QueryAllTheThings
PDW, PolyBase, allowing insights never before possible by allowing all your data to converge in one place.
The power of PDW can allow you to change how you think about your data. #PushingBoundariesFoSho
“If both citizens and civil servants use the same information, we can grow together” #Truth
Pushing Boundaries: Real-Time Insights for Everyone! #DemocratizationOfData
Microsoft: We want to inform BILLIONS! #PowerToThePeople
Power BI can allow everyone to answer their questions with the power of the information put together to power the Enterprise. #Power
Kamal Hathi taking the stage! He has led the BI strategy for Microsoft for years. #ListenUpYO
Kamal showing demo of Power BI analyzing Skype data in Excel. Fake data but similar scale, etc. #MicrosoftCaresAboutPrivacy
IN just a few click Kamal transformed HDInsight data via JSON and into a workable data set of columns and rows. #PowerIB
Here comes Power Query, YO! Find your answer without needing to know WHERE your answer is. #PowerBI #BILuvin
Merging data from different sources with a few clicks. Power to the people, indeed. Exciting stuff right there.
SO easy to share the results of analysis. From Q and & to Show & Tell in your organization.
Kamal doing mobile BI demo on a new Surface 2. Now demoing same on a “fruity device” and then an “android thingy”
Thank you, HTML 5.
Here comes Q&A for real, folks. It’s like Siri for SQL Server. http://markvsql.com/2012/04/surprise-sql-server-2012-feature-its-like-siri-for-sql-server/
Q&A takes the “Right default by default” nature of Power View all the way home. AWESOME!
Q&A understands and chooses the best visualization for your query result. A query you didn’t even have to write.
Kamal sporting his PASS Business Analytics Conference shirt. #PASSBAC
Announcing Power BI Contest. “Show us how YOU’RE are pushing new boundaries with Power BI” Winners get #passbac trip.
Go to http://www.facebook.com/microsoftbi for details on Power BI Contest
Clark: How will you push the boundaries? “What will YOU do?” #RaiseTheRoof #MayYouLiveInInterestingTimes
That wraps it up everyone. Thanks so much for following. Please follow tomorrow as well.