Friday, February 7, 2014

The Database Administrator is dead

This isn’t really a surprise. As developers have been burdened or perhaps graced with ever-faster development cycles, and as applications rush to market, the role of the DBA continues to slip away. Read more at!umHpW

Monday, January 27, 2014

SS SLUG January 2014 Meet-up Recap

The first SS SLUG meet-up for this year was held at Microsoft Sri Lanka on January 22. We had two sessions on database development and data mining, with 47 attendees in total. Here's a summary of the event, including pictures and downloads

If you had missed the December 2013 meet-up or need to see the action, see these links:

diGIT Live Blog | Photo Gallery | diGIT Photo Gallery | Downloads | Video

Friday, January 17, 2014

January 2014 Meet-up

Session #1

TITLE: Predictive Modeling with the Microsoft Naïve Bayes algorithm

Join this session where Dinesh showcases the capabilities of predictive analysis using the Microsoft Naïve Bayes algorithm. Naïve Bayes is a classification algorithm that ships with SQL Server Analysis Services and is used to mine for and predict outcomes based on selected parameters.

CATEGORY: Business Intelligence (Data Mining)

SPEAKER: Dinesh Asanka (MVP), Database Specialist (Pearson Lanka)
Linked.In | Blog | Facebook | @dineshasanka

40 minutes approx.


Session #2

TITLE: Writing Resilient T-SQL Code - Part II

Continuing from where he left off from November's session, Gogula will guide you through writing better T-SQL code that is more resilient to unexpected issues and common code failures. This session is based on the book Defensive Database Programming by Alex Kuznetsov.

    CATEGORY: Development

    SPEAKER: Gogula G. Aryalingam (MVP), Technical Architect (Navantis)
    Linked.In | @gogula | Blog

    40 minutes approx.


    Time & Location

    JANUARY 22, 2013 - 6:00 PM Onwards at MICROSOFT SRI LANKA

    11th Floor, DHPL Building, No. 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 2, SRI LANKA

    An excellent opportunity to network and learn. Refreshments provided.

    Entrance FREE