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Secret sauce of Parallel Data Warehouse | Rob Farley, Danny Tambs
Author: Grant Paisley Date Posted: 3/4/2014 11:04:41 AM

Rob Farley (SQL MVP) is in town working with Danny Tams (Microsoft) on a PDW project so I have grabbed them so we can learn about the inner workings.

Microsoft's Parallel Data Warehouse is a truly amazing product. In this session, you will get
* an overview of the system,
* a deeper dive into its Big Data connectivity and
* its Data Movement Service.

PDW is a major investment. Getting a rack-sized device, dedicated to run SQL Server, can seem like overkill compared to what you have now. But PDW is different. It's not just a data warehouse with lots of processors available - it offers advantages through parallelism that can be game-changing.
In this session, Rob and Danny explores how a PDW system uses Data Movement to make phenomenal performance gains real. By learning about the inner-workings, PDW can change from being in the realm of the strange unknown to being a familiar technology that can become a very real option for your organisation.

Come along to find out how PDW has established itself as the market leader for top-end data warehouses.

Rob Farley
Rob Farley from LobsterPot Solutions is the only certified Parallel Data Warehouse trainer outside Microsoft in the Asia region. He's also an MCM, MCT, and MVP (since 2006). He blogs at, tweets as @rob_farley, and you can reach LobsterPot via

Danny Tambs
Danny Tambs is a senior consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services specializing in database technologies. With over 18 years experience in the IT industry, Mr. Tambs and has held a number of positions at Microsoft relating to SQL Server ranging from development, to escalation engineering, and consulting. Through many years of hands on consulting with SQL Server and working directly with customers.

Venue: Mechanics' School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt St, Sydney | Duration 5:30PM Networking (Pizza & Drinks provided) 6:00PM Session | On: Tuesday, March 11, 2014