Arizona SQL Server Users Group

Next Meeting: Wed, Nov 08 2017

Solving Common DBA Problems With Uncommon Uses Of R

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None


  • Arizona SQL Server User Group Meeting at International Cruise and Excursions



UTC : Thu, Nov 09 2017 01:00 - 02:30
Event Time : Wed, Nov 08 2017 18:00 - 19:30 (UTC-07:00) Arizona
Your Local Time: Thu, Nov 09 2017 01:00 - 02:30


7720 N Dobson Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona

Direction: East of the 101 and north of Top Golf and Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. ICE is on the west side of Dobson. Park in the first parking lot on the left if space is available. The entrance is on the NE corner of the building.

Featured Presentation

Solving Common DBA Problems With Uncommon Uses of R

Speaker: Steve Williams, VP - Business Intelligence International Cruise And Excursions

Summary: With SQL Server 2016, external script languages were introduced to SQL Server, starting with R and continuing with Python in SQL Server 2017. Each R session that I attended was about statistics, anomaly detection, or forecasting. We won't be talking about any of those things! What can R do to make the average DBAs life easier? How about telling you which row and column of data is causing that "String or Binary data will be truncated" error, or easily determining where non-printable and control characters are embedded in your data? This session will have several demos, and will open your eyes to the many uses of R.

About Steve: Steve is a data platform and analytics professional that runs the data and analytics department at a local phoenix company. He started his career in support of applications running on SQL Server, then became a Microsoft certified database administrator. After doing DBA work for many years, he moved more into the analytics/bi space. His unique ability to understand both business and technical requirements helped elevate his career. In his spare time he enjoys golf, boating, and camping.


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