Denver SQL Server User Group – July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019
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

Warmup Presentation:
SQL Server on Containers
By Christopher Wolff

Do you have a great CI/CD setup on the web side but wish you could do the same on the data side? Installing SQL Server on containers may be the key technology you need to make this wish a reality. In this quick summary we will go over what containers are, differences from VM’s, gotcha’s and things to keep in mind, and talk a bit about newer orchestrators like Kubernetes.

Chris Wolff has been a developer, report writer, and an admin in Microsoft and SQL Server Space since SQL Server 2000 in industries such as telecommunications, green energy, money transfers, and online accounting. He has been an active member of the Denver SQL User Group since 2011 and enjoys learning new things about computers. His interests includes video games, movies, and enjoying time with his wife and 2 kids.

Main Presentation:
Storing Images in a Database – Tips and Techniques
By Todd Kleinhans

How many of you have digital pictures? We are drowning in them by their sheer numbers and storage space. We take so many we often don’t even have time to look at them! Have you ever thought of storing them in a database? You will learn the pro’s and con’s about storing images in a database using varbinary(max), FileTable and by individual pixels. Technologies covered include Columnstore, In-Memory OLTP, Python, T-SQL, and of course Unreal Engine to display them in VR using the AdventureWorks database. Come and learn how to get a handle on storing and backing up your pictures!

Todd Kleinhans has been using SQL Server since the last millennium. He has served in different roles across many industries but he’s mainly been a DBA. When not in virtual reality, he likes to speak at PASS sponsored events and volunteers in various groups like PASS, Denver SQL Server User Group, Colorado Virtual Reality and is the President of Denver/Boulder Unreal Engine group. He is on Twitter: @toddkleinhans and blogs at

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