Denver SQL Server User Group – March User Group Meeting – Mar 15

Please join us for the March meeting.

Martch 15, 2018
5:30 – 8:30

Microsoft Office
7595 Technology Way Suite 400 
Denver, CO 80237

Meeting Agenda
5:30 – 6:00 Food / Socializing
6:00 – 6:15 User Group Business
6:15 – 6:30 Open panel/Questions & Answers
6:30 – 7:00 Warmup presentation
7:00 – 8:30 Main presentation

30 minute presentation:

Serving Up Data Science with SQL Server

In this talk, we will use data from SQL Server to build Machine Learning services.  The talk will include a code walk through, as well as, an illustration of the processes and technology used by Data Engineers and Data Scientists to create models applied to medical diagnosis.

Brant Seibert

Data Engineer

Bright Victory

Brant Seibert’s recent projects include:

  • Integrated batch and streaming data for multivariate health analysis of diabetes patients.
  • Discovered the causes of IP Video software crashes for software development team.
  • Architected PHP module that reduced data entry points in advertising app from 362 to 158.
  • 4 years in AWS and Azure Clouds, 3 years in Apache Spark and Kafka, 1 year in Data Science, programming in SQL, TSQL, C++, Java, Scala, and Python.

60 Minute Presentation: 

Title: Hyperscale Databases: How we got here, where we are going, and what impact will they have on DBAs and Developers


We live in a world where a single organization managing millions of databases has become practical, where 1980s’ dreams of globally distributed multi-master databases are on the cusp of becoming commonplace, and where the choice of data models allows greater tuning to application needs than ever.  How has this, and how will it continue, to turn many of the decisions and DBMS design choices of the 1960s-2000s on their ear?  This talk focuses on how the technology, and particularly relational database management systems, have evolved to address hyperscale.  It will project out how databases are likely to change over the next few years, and provide insight on how the jobs of DBAs, database-focused developers, and SRE/DevOps teams will be impacted.  Stories about the early days of relational database systems, including DEC (nee Oracle) Rdb and Microsoft SQL Server are unavoidably included.


Hal Berenson has been working on database systems since the 1970s.  At Digital Equipment Corporation he lead development of the DBMS-10/20 CODASYL database management system for the DECsystem-10/20 family, and later development of DEC’s VAX Rdb/VMS (now Oracle Rdb).  At Microsoft Hal lead development of the SQL Server 7 Relational Engine, was General Manager for SQL Server 2000, and launched the SQL Server 2005 project.  Most recently Hal worked for Amazon Web Services where he was Vice President of Relational Database Services including Amazon RDS, AWS Database Migration Service, and Amazon Aurora.  He is currently semi-retired.

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Make sure to attend SQL Saturday Colorado Springs this month


Mar 15 2018


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Microsoft Denver HQ
7595 Technology Way Suite 400 Denver, CO 80237


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