Iowa SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the Iowa SQL Server User Group (IASSUG)!

IASSUG is a Chapter/Local Group located in Des Moines, IA, in partnership with the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS).  We hold monthly group meetings usually on the third Thursday of the calendar month.

Since 2014, we are proud to have helped I-380 PASS and QCPASS (Quad Cities) with annual event planning and on-site staff duties at SQLSaturday Iowa City.

Want to join our local group?  Please check out our group Des Moines SQL Users Group.  Meeting events will be posted on that site as well as here, with any changes or added details updated at the Meetup group.

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Published Group Events

Next Meeting: Wed, Mar 09 2016

Introduction to Microsoft HDInsight

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

Join your Des Moines based counterparts for an enjoyable couple of hours of technology.

The main presentation will be an introduction to Microsoft HDInsight, delivered by Tonio Lora. Tonio Lora recently joined Microsoft after a long tenure at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines. HDInsight is Microsoft's Hadoop platform and the presentation will discuss federating unstructured and structured data queries and management.

Our sponsor this month is Commvault - thanks in advance for the beer!

Brian Kranz is a Commvault Database Solutions Architect and will speak about Microsoft SQL iDA data protection and restores with Azure Cloud.



UTC : Wed, Mar 09 2016 23:00 - 01:00
Event Time : Wed, Mar 09 2016 17:00 - 19:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Wed, Mar 09 2016 23:00 - 01:00


Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Introduction to Microsoft HDInsight

Speaker: Tonio Lora, Microsoft Data and Analytics Lead Architect Microsoft

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Microsoft SQL iDA data protection and restores with Azure Cloud

Speaker: Brian Kranz, Commvault Database Solutions Architect Commvault

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About Brian: .


Announcements is in the process of changing organizers and posting permissions. Until further notice please check here for official IASSUG 2019 events.


Group Announcements

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Upcoming Events

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Future Meetings


We will post information on future meetings as soon as we receive confirmation on speaker, sponsor, and meeting location.  Thank you for your patience. 










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