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, Jun 21 2017

Soft Numa & new features of SQL Server 2016 and 2017

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person


Event Time : Wed, Jun 21 2017 14:30 - 16:30 Pacific Daylight Time


5000 Abbey Way SE

Lacey, Washington

Olympia Area SQL Server User group meeting.


The meeting will be held in Society Room in Cebula Hall (Engineering), which is noted as building 22 on this map:  https://www.stmartin.edu/sites/default/files/smu-files/public-safety/smu-2d-map.pdf.  Please make sure you park in the open parking out near Pacific Avenue, which is a short walk to the meeting location.

Featured Presentation

Soft Numa, features of SQL Server 2016 and 2017

Speaker: Daren Child, Data Architect

Summary: Daren prepared a presentation that will explain Soft Numa, a feature that improves performance of SQL Server on modern hardware, while doing so he will show some features of SQL Server 2016 and 2017.

About Daren: Daren Child is Seasoned Data Architect, early in his career he lead an Oracle Academy, and while doing so contributed to the Human Genome Project. Later in Daren’s career he made a platform change to Microsoft SQL Server and took a role as Vertical Data Architect for First American, where he was responsible for data systems that provided over 2 billion dollars in revenue. Daren has expertise in tuning and optimization of high volume complex OLTPs and designing complex ETL based data flows. Daren has modeled and designed over 10 major OLTPs and lead the design of 4 Data warehouses. Last year Daren joined Microsoft and currently is the Regional Data Platform Solution Architect for State and Local Governments. Daren compliments his love for data systems with an undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering and a Master’s degree in Technology and Education.



PASS 2019 Discount Code Discount code for the Olympia Area SQL Server User Group is:


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.



Back to Top