Where in the world is Quacky?

Where in the world is Quacky?

Each year, Idera sponsors a variety of events worldwide to support education, training and networking opportunities for Microsoft IT professionals. Check out the list below to find events near you. We look forward to meeting you!

If you’d like Idera to sponsor an upcoming event, please contact us at sponsorships@idera.com

Geek Sync

Join us in a Geek Sync to discover new ways of thinking, build your repertoire of tips and tricks, and connect with industry experts.

Want to lead your own Geek Sync? Contact us and let us know what ideas you have.


Geek Sync | Why Did My Clever Index Change Backfire?

03.21.2018 @ 11:00 AM CT - 12:00 PM CT

You've got a great indexing strategy to speed up your SQL Server! You deploy the change and then... it all goes wrong.

Join IDERA and Kendra Little as she explains why index changes may slow down queries, cause queries to fail, cause unexpected outages, or just not work like they did when you tested them. You’ll leave the session with a set of practical steps to ensure you sidestep common indexing blunders and have confidence that your clever index change will speed up your queries instead of slowing them down. This is a demo-packed session you will not want to miss.

About Kendra: Kendra Little teaches database administrators and developers how to consistently speed up their SQL Servers. She is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server, a Microsoft MVP, and one of the few artists in the world to draw both dinosaurs and databases.

Geek Sync | The Power of Common Language in Data Governance

04.11.2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Data governance helps to ensure that an organization's information assets are efficiently managed across the enterprise, which is most effective when everyone uses the same language and terminology to create a common context. When corporate systems have very different semantics, it can cost a lot of time and money to reconcile the inconsistencies. Yet, the vast majority of enterprise-wide data efforts that attempt to harmonize semantics into a common language are not very successful. Additionally, there are strong arguments for allowing each application to use their own semantics so that they can pick the right language and approach for their specific job, and so that each application can be delivered as quickly as possible without constraining them with too many enterprise-wide standards.

Join IDERA and Len Silverston as he discusses current data governance and integration issues, why semantics vary, and more. Len will demonstrate how to apply a 'Universal Data Language' with examples across many platforms such as ontologies, taxonomies, data exchange, Data Vault, and possibilities for the future. His presentation will include take-home models and semantics that attendees can use in their own efforts.

About Len: Len Silverston is a best-selling author, consultant, and lecturer in the field of information management and organizational change management. He has pioneered new approaches to effectively tackle enterprise information management, for example, he invented "Universal Data Models®" and has successfully transformed organizations worldwide using these reusable models. He is the winner of the prestigious DAMA (Data Administration Management Association) International Professional Achievement Award and the DAMA International Community Award. He is dedicated to being of the greatest service to organizations via his consulting, training, and software services with his company Universal Data Models, LLC.