SQL Server in Census 2013 / Project Hekaton
SQL Server in Census 2013
Tuesday March 5th 2013 is New Zealand Census Day. In fact the Census Website - http://www.census.govt.nz/ - is already open and all you need to start filling in your forms online is an access code that a Census collector should provide to your home shortly.
SQL Server powers the backend of the entire Census system, including the website.
Come along to this session to find out some of the challenges that we've overcome - including earthquakes - and get a full appreciation of how the whole end to end solution relies upon the SQL Server eco system.
Martin Catherall has worked in the IT industry for over 10 years and has been the lead Database Administrator on the latest Census since 2008.
Hekaton is Greek for "hundreds" and a feature of the next version of SQL Server was given this name for its ability to speed up database function 100x (potentially). It certainly increases application speed by 10x and nearly 50x for new, optimized applications.
In this session we're going to look at what Hekaton is, how it works, and how it can be best utalised
Dave Dustin is a DBA / Developer for a multinational publishing company, dealing with petabytes of information. He is also a SQL Server MVP
22 Viaduct Harbour Ave
Doors / lifts lock-down at 5:30pm, so please call 027 323 4670 if you arrive after this time.
We'll be serving food & drinks from 5:30, with the session kicking off at 6pm
Event start: 28/02/2013 5:30:00 p.m.