Arizona SQL Server Users Group

Next Meeting: Wed, Jan 10 2018

Solving Common DBA Problems With Uncommon Uses Of R, Part 2

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

This month's meeting is being hosted by International Cruise and Excursions.


UTC : Thu, Jan 11 2018 01:00 - 02:30
Event Time : Wed, Jan 10 2018 18:00 - 19:30 (UTC-07:00) Arizona
Your Local Time: Thu, Jan 11 2018 01:00 - 02:30


7720 N Dobson Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona

Direction: East of the 101 and north of Top Golf and Talking Stick Resort

Featured Presentation

Solving Common DBA Problems With Uncommon Uses Of R, Part 2

Speaker: Steve Williams, VP Of Business Intelligence ICE

Summary: This sessions covers advanced uses of R in SQL Server. 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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