Speaking at Campus Days Denmark 2013

Three days, more than 100 sessions, on 10 different tracks, Campus Days Denmark has become quite the act in town. I submitted three session abstracts. I was lucky and very delighted, that one of those got chosen. I will be presenting, in cooperation with my colleague Rasmus Reinholdt Nielsen (LinkedIn|Twitter), on the topic Optimizing BI with SQL Server 2014 in-memory database.

We will be showing how to optimize you BI solution through the use of the new SQL Server 2014 In-Memory database technology, called Hekaton. The first of two scenarios, will demonstrate how to performance optimize your ETL by using Hekaton as reference database. The second demo, will be building a ROLAP cube on top of Hekaton, to see what benefits can be achieved here.
See you there?


SQL Server 2014 CTP1 Released

The Community Technology Preview (CTP) version 1 of SQL Server 2014 was realeased yesterday, by Microsoft. You can find and download an evaluation version at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/dn205290.aspx.

Although I must say that I am excited about a good part of the new features, I can’t help but feel, that the release is a bit thin. Almost no new stuff to play with in T-SQL and when will Data Mining be given the focus it deserves? As far as I can tell, there has been added no features or updates to Data Mining according to MSDN, or is it just me?
UPDATE: Denis Gobo (blog|twitter) is on to it as well…


Here are some blog posts that list new stuff:
SQL Blog – http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2013/06/05/sql-server-2014-a-closer-look.aspx
Kenneth Michael Nielsen (blog|twitter) – http://www.funkylab.com/post/SQL-Server-2014-CTP1-ready-to-download
James Serra (blog|twitter) – http://www.jamesserra.com/archive/2013/06/sql-server-2014/

Nuff rambling, just finished downloading – it’s time to unleash the beast đŸ™‚

UPDATE: (Fastest update on this blog ~ 5 min.)
When trying to install, I just ran it on my desktop, not realising that a side by side is not possible: