Louisville SQL Server and Power BI User Group

Welcome to the Louisville SQL Server & Power BI Users Group!

Our group is generally made up of folks that hail from the Derby City and surrounding Ohio River Valley area, who all have a passion for Microsoft SQL Server and the technologies that surround it. 

We are a diverse group with skills ranging from "accidental DBA's" to senior administrators, seasoned developers to big data analysts and all of the other backgrounds that fall in between.

Do you love to learn? 

Do you love sharing what you know about the complex challenges of working with SQL Server?

Then come join us, and make yourself at home.  


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.

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