Just Another Big Business (JABB) Systems International is a fictional, 2,400-employee business with global offices. It manufactures security equipment, such as surveillance systems, alarms, bulletproof glass and cars, safes and related technologies. Its IT team of 15 is responsible for the day-to-day running of its datacenters, as well as improving the business through innovative use of technology.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
SS SLUG August 2015 Meet-up
- 11th Floor, DHPL Building
No. 42 Nawam Mawatha
Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka
- 18:00 - 20:30 (UTC+05:30) Sri Jayawardenepura
- Language: English
We're back after a month's hiatus. We're sorry that we couldn't hold a meet-up last month. This month we've got two exciting sessions lined up for you...
SQL Server Full Text Search
Ravin Perera, Tech Lead Geveo Australasia
Natural text-search capabilities are a must in modern applications. As SQL Server developers, what are the technologies we can use to provide search-engine-like features in our applciations? "Lucene.Net" is very popular, but comes with a huge integration and administrative overhead. In this session we'll explore the SQL Server built-in Full-Text Search feature which allows developers to fulfill most of the common natural text search needs with zero management overhead. You can integrate natural text-serach capabilities into your databases right away!
Ravin is a Microsoft certified developer and certified scrum master, who has worked on various types of projects. Connect with Ravin on LinkedIn and Facebook (https://lk.linkedin.com/pub/ravin-perera/2b/466/61b|https://www.facebook.com/ravinsp)
Data Mining: Microsoft Time Series
Dinesh Asanka, Senior Database Specialist Pearson Lanka
Continuing with his data mining series, Dinesh joins us with the Microsoft Time Series algorithm. This algorithm provides regression algorithms that are optimized for the forecasting of continuous values, such as product sales, over time. Learn how to predict trends based on the original data set and add new data to the model and automatically use this data in your analysis.
Dinesh is a SQL Server MVP and a long time database enthusiast, and has been contributing to the database community for several years through his blog, technical forums and various speaking engagements. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
Thursday, August 13, 2015
If you work with SQL Server you’ve most likely been there at one time or another. Maybe you’ve just started a new job, or you might be a Windows administrator who has been tasked to manage SQL Server, or you might be a consultant who has been brought in to deal with a specific problem. The end result is that you wind up working with a SQL Server instance and one or more databases that you know nothing about.