Olympia Area SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the website for the Olympia Area SQL Server User Group (OASSUG) in Thurston County, Washington. Our meetings feature excellent presentations plus the opportunity to network with SQL Server professionals.


Next Meeting: Wed, May 21 2014

May: How to tell if your database can move to the Public Cloud?

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person


Event Time : Wed, May 21 2014 14:30 - 16:30 Pacific Daylight Time


Room 153, DSHS, Point Plaza East
310 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, Washington

Olympia Area SQL Server User group meeting

Featured Presentation

How to tell if your database can move to the Public Cloud?

Speaker: Ryan Lence

Summary: Have you been asked to move your database workload to the Public Cloud? How do you know if you will get the performance that you need to be successful. How do you figure out how much it will cost, and will you save money overall by moving your application off-site? In this presentation we will work to provide answers to the following questions. • How to test and compare CPU performance? • How to test and compare Memory performance? • How to test and compare Disk Performance? • How many transactions per second can this solution withstand? • What are your SQL Server licensing options for the Public Cloud?

About Ryan: Ryan Lence has been working with Enterprise Infrastructure for the last 17 years. During this time he has mastered several different technologies and positions including Desktop Engineer, Systems Administrator, Network Engineer, SAN Administrator, Management and Monitoring Consultant, and Database Administrator. Currently he works as a Database / Systems Architect for Sound Physicians http://www.soundphysicians.com/ and as a part time SQL Server Consultant for Betterlogic LLC, http://www.betterlogic.com and DesignMind http://www.designmind.com/ . Ryan's current focus is on SQL Server HA and consolidation technologies. He also works on improving performance issues of difficult systems. Ryan excels in and enjoys the challenges associated with finding solutions to unanswerable questions, eliminating problematic issues through creative planning, and designing stable, profitable, and redundant environments that enable businesses and their clients to focus on their primary missions. Ryan is also one of only a handful of MCM (Microsoft Certified Masters) in SQL Server who do not work for Microsoft.



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Call for Speakers

Peter Palka is trying to put together a 6 month calendar of speakers and topics. Peter would like to start having two presentations per meeting. One topic could be a short 15 minute presentation and then the other could be a 60-90 minute topic. 

 If you have done something you think is noteworthy that others could benefit from, Peter would like to hear from you. He is willing to help you turn any ideas you have into a presentation. OASSUG is a user group, provided and supported by local area SQL Server users.

  Remember you don’t have to do a full-blown 90 minute presentation; even just a short presentation would be a great way to support our local SQL Server user group.



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