Louisville SQL Server and Power BI User Group



Welcome to the Louisville SQL Server Users Group! We represent the SQL Server community in Louisville, the surrounding metropolitan area, and throughout most of Kentucky. As a technical users group, we focus on monthly meetings, but also provide networking, learning opportunities, speaking opportunities, training, and collaboration for SQL Server professionals throughout the Ohio Valley area. Our monthly meetings occur on the second Thursday of each month, either at lunchtime in the downtown Louisville area or in the evening outside downtown. This alternating approach to meeting times and locations allows us to support as many of our users as possible and provides different venue and time options for our meetings and our attendees. We also partner with various volunteer groups to bring special events to the area, such as SQL Saturdays. Those events typically draw large crowds of SQL Server professionals from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and beyond!



Next Meeting




SQL Performance with X-IO Storage

Join us on Thursday, May 8 for the next monthly meeting of the Louisville SQL Server Users Group!  We will meet at the Humana Training Center in the Waterfront Plaza, with food available around 11:30am and the meeting starting at 11:50am.

Our meeting sponsor this month is X-IO Technologies:

X-IO is a recognized innovator in the storage industry. The X-IO Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) systems are based on two decades of invention and investment by veteran storage industry experts, and deliver unmatched price/performance, reliability and scale for enterprise and cloud applications and infrastructure. The company’s plug-and-perform ISE storage arrays are customer-proven to accelerate transactional, reporting and business intelligence applications by a factor of 3X or more; drive extreme performance and scale for virtual desktop and virtualized server infrastructures; and with five- to seven-year duty cycles, a super-efficient energy and space profile, and the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership (TCO).

X-IO solutions have been recognized as SQL Server Magazine and Windows IT Pro’s 2011 Editors’ Best Gold Medal winners, the 2012 Best of TechEd “Hardware and Storage Product” and “Attendees’ Pick” Awards, and inclusion in CRN’s 2012 Data Center 100 List.

Please come out for our May meeting, learn about SQL Server performance with X-IO storage technologies, and thank X-IO for being our sponsor!

Featured Presentation:

SQL Performance with X-IO Storage

Jeff Boling, Principal Systems Engineer X-IO Technologies

X-IO Storage is powering record-breaking price/performance for Microsoft-driven, data-intensive applications and environments. Recent joint comprehensive benchmark tests with the Redknee Telecom Application, Temenos Banking Application, and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 prove the price/performance value. During this presentation, we will provide a detailed technical review of these benchmarks and discuss ways to achieve maximum performance results from SQL 2012 and X-IO Storage.

About Jeff:
Jeff's professional career in Information Technology and Information Services started right out of high school over 30 years ago as a network and PC technician for a regional VAR. Over the last 31 years, he has helped hundreds of corporations both large and small to solve real IT business issues, improving operations through excellent design, engineering, service, and training. Lifelong learning has taken Jeff through many areas of focus, including certfications in Cisco Networking, converged 10GbE and SAN. Additionally, he is certified in many storage technologies including X-IO, EMC, and NetApp, and many Microsoft technologies including all Windows versions, Hyper-V, Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, and VMware, as well as many other industry certifications in order to bring the highest value and expertise to his clients.

Supplementary Materials

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