10:15 AM Sunday Room: Shoot The BreezeJoin Ami Levin for some pure T-SQL coding challenges fun! You'll take apart common programming challenges that are typically hard to solve using conventional means.
Fortunately, we have on our side the less-conventional window functions to get the job done. Ami will explore linear interpolation, temporal challenges, island issues, and other goodies, as time permits.
After this session, you'll have a few more tools in your arsenal to make your life easier, impress your colleagues (and boss!), and make your users happier :-)
1:00 PM Sunday Room: Town Square BYou will be surprised how far reaching implications arise from the keys that you choose...
In this session we will revisit some of the fundamental design principals of relational databases: normalization rules, key selection, and the controversies associated with these issues from a practical perspective.
We will consider the benefits and challenges of using different types of keys - natural, surrogates, artificial (and others?) from multiple aspects: data consistency, application development, maintenance, portability and performance.