SQL Rally Voting

Hello all, just a quick note that this is the week for voting on the BI Track for SQLRally.  If you haven’t heard yet, SQLRally is the regional event being put on by PASS to be held in Orlando on May 11 – 13.  This is the inaugural year for the event and I am hoping that it will do well.  With this event, PASS is attempting to experiment with many options, including allowing the community to vote for the sessions which they would like to see.  I have submitted a few sessions for the conference and hope that at least one of them will be selected.  If you are following along, I would really appreciate it if you would go ahead and vote (Vote Here)… Even if it isn’t for my session, it will help drive the event in a direction which is good for the community.

Thanks!

SSIS Data Flow Buffer Breakdown

Speaker:
Eric Wisdahl

Category:
Advanced SSIS

Level:
300

Abstract:
This session will examine the different types of data flow components, execution trees, data buffers, performance metrics and logging mechanisms. In determining how the buffers are built and used, the developer will begin to understand if, how and why package performance will be impacted when new transformations or columns are added. The developer will further learn how to capture performance metrics to identifiably track these impacts. Finally, the session will take a look at the controls and effects of parallel package and parallel task execution.

Session Goals

  • Understanding of how the data flow data buffers are built and optimized.
  • Understanding of logging events useful for data flow buffer management.
  • Understanding of some of the controls and impacts for parallel execution.

Speaker Bio:
Eric Wisdahl is a computer engineer working in the database field. He has held multiple positions in the insurance industry with a focus on Business Intelligence. Currently, he is working as a database administrator in a development role for an e-commerce company. Eric is a moderator on the MSDN SQL Forums, a volunteer for the PASS organization and a frequent speaker at SQL Saturday Conferences. Eric Wisdahl does not like writing about himself in the third person. It is kind of creepy.

SSIS Configurations, Expressions and Constraints

Speaker:
Eric Wisdahl

Category:
SSIS

Level:
100

Abstract:
This session will look in depth at some of the more powerful aspects of Integrations Services: Expressions, Package Configurations, and Precedence Constraints. With a greater knowledge of these skills the developer will be in a better position to ensure that packages can be promoted across environments without modification, to use the control flow engine to conditionally execute tasks and to dynamically set object properties.

Session Goals

  • The developer will be able create more flexible packages which can leverage the SSIS control flow engine through precedence constraints.
  • The developer will have learned the types of package configurations and how these configurations can be used to promote packages across environments without modification.
  • The developer will have learned what SSIS Expressions are and where it is that these expressions can be used to enable dynamic values for package properties.

Speaker Bio:
Eric Wisdahl is a computer engineer working in the database field. He has held multiple positions in the insurance industry with a focus on Business Intelligence. Currently, he is working as a database administrator in a development role for an e-commerce company. Eric is a moderator on the MSDN SQL Forums, a volunteer for the PASS organization and a frequent speaker at SQL Saturday Conferences. Eric Wisdahl does not like writing about himself in the third person. It is kind of creepy.

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3 Responses to SQL Rally Voting

  1. Claire says:

    Looks great, Eric! I’m really interested in perfomance metrics (though probs not qualified for an advanced session). Ugh, sitting at the opposite end of 95, Orlando sounds just about perfect right now.

  2. Eric Wisdahl says:

    Well, looks like I didn’t make the first cut. Still, I’m listed as an alternate and will be up for one of the “wildcard” slots. Congrats to those who were selected.

  3. Scott Gleason says:

    ” Eric Wisdahl does not like writing about himself in the third person. It is kind of creepy.”

    Thats funny 🙂

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