Two DBAs walk in to a room of Developers...

Scottish Developers
Tue, 14 Apr 2009, 18:30 - 20:30 (Add to calendar) GMT
Glasgow Caledonian University , Glasgow, GB

Did you hear the one about the two DBAs that walked into a room full of developers?

If you want to find out what happened then come along and let Martin Bell and Satya SK Jayanty (our two intrepid DBAs) show you before heading off to the pub to have a good laugh about it all.

Talk Descriptions

Table Valued Parameters - Saints or Sinners?, Martin Bell, SQL Server MVP

With the release of SQL Server 2008 and the new Table Valued Parameter feature, should we all be using them orare they the spawn of the devil? Martin will look at what options are available in the different versions of SQL Server and compares the performance and practicalities of using each one.

Data, is it too much? Patterns and Practices with SQL Server, Satya Shyam K Jayanty, SQL Server MVP

If You Have Too Much Data, Then Good Enough Is Good Enough In this session we cover the topics include, among others, where things are breaking when you have too much data, maintaining data integrity, and analyzing patterns.

Speaker Biography

Martin Bell is a dashing and attractive redhead and you would never guess that he has been a freelance computer consultant in the UK for over 23 years. He’s worked on many relational database systems and since the 1998 has specialized in SQL Server. He was first awarded Microsoft MVP (SQL Server) status in June 2003 proving he is not just a pretty face! As an insight into his masochistic tendencies he currently organises the Scottish Area and Leeds Area SQL Server User Group meetings. He is also a founding organiser of the highly successful SQLBits Community Conferences showing he is slightly mad and very funny!!

Satya is an Independent Database expert, with over 16 years of experience in application designing, developing and managing database technologies using industry famous technologies & software. He has been working with SQL Server since version 4.2 (1996) and is an active member & moderator in Technet, MSDN, forums/websites and also writing for website. He is a regular speaker and volunteer (Ask The Experts) at SQL Server events such as SQLPASS, Tech-Ed etc. and he was awarded as SQL Server MVP in 2006. He also updates content & manage the website


  • 18:00 Doors Open
  • 18:30 Welcome
  • 18:35 Table Valued Parameters - Saints or Sinners?
  • 19:20 Break
  • 19:30 Data, is it too much? Patterns and Practices with SQL Server
  • 20:20 Feedback and Prizes
  • 20:30 Pub (back bar at Waxy O'Connor's)


Room M126 of the George Moore Building at Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA

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