Neil Hambly talks about Distributed Replay

Neil Hambly talks to us about Distributed Replay…



Neil Hambly is a SQL veteran with over 15 years’ expertise in SQL Server from Version 6.5 through to the very latest 2012 edition. Neil has held numerous DB roles at major organizations such as BBC, ABN AMRO, ACCENTURE, alongside a number of smaller companies, with prior roles as both a DBA ,Developer & Architect,

He is a SQL Server Technology Evangelist @ Northdoor PLC

The Leader of both the PASS London and Virtual Professional Development Chapters

Neil is often found presenting @ international and domestic SQL events

Allan Mitchell talks about Azure Data Factory

I recently caught up with Allan Mitchell at SQL Saturday in Exeter.

Allan talks about Azure Data Factory  ….

The new integration services in the Cloud.  Allan explains the background to the new service , what it does for us sand how we should be using it.



Allan Mitchell

Allan is the joint owner of Data Relish Ltd.  I work with companies helping them to decide how best to store their data  Key/Value (Redis) Document (DocumentDB, Mongo) Relational (SQL Server) NoSQL (Hadoop/HBase) I also help customers to decide on whether a move to cloud based offerings makes sense. The Azure platform from Microsoft has a lot to offer and it isn’t necessarily a Cloud/On Premise binary choice. Hybrid scenarios make a lot of sense too. I also work with customers who have large scale or interesting data movement requirements. This could be batch processes which are complex or real-time sensor and telemetry data. We offer training as well as consultancy

SQL Server: An Introduction – William Durkin

In this second podcarrst, cabin boy William Durkin tells us about his training day.

He tells us about his full day introduction to SQL Server, who should attend and what you will learn.

William Durkin

William Durkin is a Senior SQL Server Consultant with HSO Customer Service in Germany. He uses his decade of experience with SQL Server to help multinational corporations achieve their data management goals. Born in the UK and now based in Germany, William has worked as a Database Developer and DBA on projects spanning 5 continents. One highlight was creating a world-wide, 12 site transactional replication system (buy him a drink and he’ll tell you the story).




R: from analysis to integration – Steph Locke

In this first podcarrst, shipmate Steph Locke tells us about her R training day.

You will learn how to use R ,built the infrastructure to support it and sell it to your CFO.

But dont read this, listen to Steph tell you about it herself.

Stephanie Locke

Stephanie Locke (@SteffLocke) is an experienced Analyst and BI developer within the Finance and Insurance industries. Steph runs her local SQL Server User Group, is one of the organizsers of SQLRelay and contributes to the community at large via blogging, presenting and forums.

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