Speaking at the Chicago SQL Server User Group!

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I'm very happy to be presenting at next month's meeting of the Chicago SQL Server User Group! This meeting will take place on Thursday August 9 at the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago. For a little something different, I won't be speaking about SQL Server. Instead, I will be giving an introduction to Azure Cosmos DB from a SQL Server DBA perspective.

I will be presenting Select Stars: A SQL DBA's Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB.

Azure Cosmos DB has quickly become a buzzword in database circles over the past year, but what exactly is it, and why does it matter? This session will cover the basics of Azure Cosmos DB, how it works, and what it can do for your organization. You will learn how it differs from SQL Server and Azure SQL Database, what its strengths are, and how to leverage them.

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We will also discuss Azure Cosmos DB's partitioning, distribution, and consistency methods to gain an understanding of how they contribute to its unprecedented scalability. Finally we will demonstrate how to provision, connect to, and query Azure Cosmos DB. If you're wondering what Azure Cosmos DB is and why you should care, attend this session and learn why Azure Cosmos DB is an out-of-this-world tool you'll want in your data toolbox!

I'm really looking forward to giving this talk, as I fully believe Azure Cosmos DB is a technology that will only become more vital with time. If you'd like to attend and get a glimpse of what Azure Cosmos DB is all about, registration for this meeting is open! I hope to see you there!