PASS Database Days 2013

17th - 19th April 2013Trafo Conference Centre Baden, Switzerland

Swiss PASS Chapter

Conference Program Sessions

Track 1 - Application Development

Track 2 - Database Administration

Track 3 - Business Intelligence

Thursday, April 18th

08:00-08:30   REGISTRATION

08:30-10:15   KEYNOTE

10:15-10:30   COFFEE BREAK


Powerful T-SQL Improvements that Reduce Query Complexity
Hugo Kornelis

SQL Server 2008 Database Internals
Klaus Aschenbrenner

FastTrack and Parallel Data Warehouse - Lessons learned
Marcel Franke


11:45-13:00   LUNCH



Using Visual Studio Load Tests in Windows Azure Roles to test cloud and on-premises apps
Paolo Salvatori

Data movement considerations for the hybrid solutions between Cloud and on-Premise
Alexei Khalyako
Silvano Coriani

CDC in SQL Server 2012 SSIS
Allan Mitchell




Smart Monitoring with SQL Server 2012 Extended Events
Margarita Naumova

What's New In Analysis Services 2012
Chris Webb

15:35-16:15   COMPETITION



Architectural Patterns and practices for implementing SQL Azure Solutions
Silvano Coriani
Ewan Fairweather

Database Scalability in the Cloud with SQL Federations
Scott Klein

Data Quality Rulez: All you need to optimize your data with DQS
Oliver Engels
Tillmann Eitelberg

18:00              OUTING – RESTAURANT

Friday, April 19th

08:00-08:30    REGISTRATION

08:30-09:45    KEYNOTE


Highlights for DB-Developers: Some important new T-SQL Features and SQL Server Data Tools
Meinrad Weiss

Ewan Fairweather
Silvano Coriani

Business Intelligence & Data Visualisation: Tabular Models and Power View
Jen Stirrup

11:05-11:30    COFFEEE BREAK



Troubleshooting SQL Server with PowerShell
Laerte Junior

Understanding BI Security Best Practices
Stacia Misner




Hadoop on Windows Azure
Wenming Ye

The good, the bad and the ugly of SQL Server parameterization
Margarita Naumova

Designing High Performance ETL for Data Warehouse. Best Practices and approaches
Marcel Franke

15:35-16:15    COMPETITION    


SQL Server 2012 and Documents
Constantin Klein

SQL 2012 AlwaysON
Ewan Fairweather

Make Your Queries Fly With Columnstore Indexes
Hugo Kornelis

16:20-15:00    CLOSING – GIVE AWAY


  • Conference Sessions are 75 minutes in length.
  • Three (3) Parallel Tracks are available. Delegates are free to attend any session they like.
  • Sessions are subject to change.
  • Session seating availability is not guaranteed, and is on a "first-come-first-served" basis.