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, Oct 21 2015

SQL Server on Flash Best Practices

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person


Event Time : Wed, Oct 21 2015 14:30 - 16:30 Pacific Daylight Time


Town Center 2 (TC-2), DOH, room 153
111 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, Alabama

Olympia Area SQL Server User Group meeting

Featured Presentation

SQL Server on Flash Best Practices

Speaker: J May, Principal Architect Flipping the /faster Bit

Summary: Flash storage is a game changer for virtually every app in which it is used. Whether used locally, for tiered storage, or all-flash arrays, flash is turning what we thought we knew about SQL Server best practices on its head. In this vendor-agnostic presentation, learn how contemporary IT environments are incorporating flash as an integral & vital part of their architecture—bare metal or virtualized. Standardizing on in-server flash is vital for optimizing performance, scalability, costs, reliability, & availability. In this session we'll review fundamental I/O concepts, SQL Server use cases & implementation details for flash, & dispel myths. We'll also demo flash & learn how flash flips the /faster bit & the significant impact flash makes not just in terms of performance, but also best practices. Lastly, we'll document the massive savings in licensing driven by consolidation on flash, savings so substantial that flash often pays for itself—or as I often tweet: #HWForNothingFlashForFree

About J: Jimmy May is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM). He's formerly a Principal Architect at Microsoft as well as Senior Program Manager for the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQL CAT) where he managed the Customer Lab which hosts the biggest, fastest, & most interesting SQL Server apps from all over the world. More recently he was a SQL Server Technologist for what was Fusion-io's Data Propulsion Lab (DPL). He is a founder of the IndyPASS & IWUG user groups.



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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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