What: SQL Saturday Louisville Where: University of Louisville, Founders Union, 450 N Whittington Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky When: Saturday, August 3rd. Admission is free. Register on the SQL Saturday website.
I’ve had the good fortune to be in Louisville several times for SQL Saturdays and Derbycon before that. This year, the SQL Saturday is at a new venue. Unlike earlier this year at Madison, I checked beforehand…
One of the more interesting parts of SQL Server 2019 CTP 3.2’s release notes is the relationship between Microsoft and Azul Systems. Travis Wright covers it in some detail, as well as what it means for customers.
Prior to SQL Server 2019 CTP 3.2, installing PolyBase required an installation of Oracle’s Java Runtime Environment 7 Update 51 or higher, either directly from Oracle or through OpenJDK.
If you tried to skirt the installation, you’d get an error message telling you not to pass GO and not to collect $200.
But as of CTP 3.2, your life just got 0.85% better. There’s no more prompt about Oracle JRE 7+ on initial installation.
Instead, there’s another prompt in the setup for Java installation.
Our options now are either to tell SQL Server which Java runtime to use, or let it install Azul’s Zulu OpenJDK installation of the Java Runtime Environment. This way, you can avoid any potential issues around Oracle’s licensing changes for Java SE.
There are a few other events which I can’t announce just yet, but this part of the scheduled is firmed up.
Triangle SQL Server User Group Update
Two things of interest (which I’m blabbing about here before sending out an official notice to the group). First, thanks to Tom Norman (t | b), we are well on our way to non-profit status. We’ve incorporated in North Carolina as TriPASS and are working through the non-profit process. By “we” I mostly mean Tom. Delegation is the best.
Second, we are toying with streaming. After seeing Santosh Hari’s blog post on streaming user group meetings on the cheap, I decided to give it a try, particularly because some of the equipment was on sale during Prime Day(s). We’ll be streaming at https://www.twitch.tv/TriangleSSUG, so give us a follow.
Over the next six weeks or so, I plan to get back on the blogging horse. Here’s what you have to look forward to:
What: SQL Saturday Albany Pre-Con Where: Hilton Garden Inn Albany / SUNY Area, 1389 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206 When: Friday, July 19th. Admission is $150. Register on Eventbrite.
What I’m Presenting
08:30 AM — 05:00 PM — R for the Data Professional
This is my full-day R training under a slightly different name. Over the course of the day, we will cover a broad swath of the R ecosystem, giving you a general familiarity and setting you up to learn more. We will also spend a considerable amount of time covering scenarios specific to database administrators and other data platform specialists who might think that R is just for data scientists.