Welcome to the Hartford SQL User Group

This group has monthly meetings which include technical presentations from industry experts. The topics covered include a wide range of subjects surrounding the SQL Server suite of products. Meetings are always free. Starting in June of 2016 we will be meeting on the 2nd Monday of every month except August.

Upcoming Event you may be interested in: SQL Server 2016 hosted by Microsoft and Tallan, June 8 in Hartford. Details here.

SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition will be FREE. Read this blog article for more information: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2016/03/31/microsoft-sql-server-developer-edition-is-now-free/



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September Monthly Meeting: Analytics, The Final Frontier

  • In-Person @ 29 South Main ST West Hartford , Connecticut, United States (map)
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Big Data and Analytics are all over the news. We will review Microsoft analytic offerings (Cortana Analytics, streaming analytics, machine learning, etc.) and then review the SQL Server 2016 analytic enhancements like R integration and support for unstructured data. Additionally, we will cover Query Store, which acts like a flight data recorder for SQL Server and see how it improves performance tuning.

We then will dig into an analytic framework currently under development by Dennis. This framework will search the web and then analyze the results using text analytics to perform key phrase extraction and sentiment analysis.

Dennis J. Perlot recently joined Microsoft from Deloitte’s Advanced Analytics and Risk group where he worked on a big data projects for movie studios, banks, technology firms, casinos and many others.

Dennis was honored to receive a Smithsonian Award for work on Medicare fraud detection data warehouse. This project was used by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) and other federal agencies to identify over $110 million of fraud and recovered over $11 million. Additionally, he led the team that won the WK Global Innovation Award for predictive analytics in the legal space. Dennis also enjoys working with charities and is passionate about New England Give Camp.