Last year, three of our data specialists had a fantastic experience at SQLBits – you can read about their experiences here. In fact, it was so good, that two of them – Rae Ellington and Aaron Felton are speaking at the event, as part of the General Sessions on Thursday March 21st in this year’s event, which is being held in Farnborough.

“I’ve been going to SQLBits for several years now,” says Rae. “It’s always such a good learning and networking experience and, after getting so much out of it last year, we wanted to share our own expertise and experience.”

Avoiding transactional database mistakes

Rae’s talk is called Top 10 transactional database mistakes and how to avoid them. It is intended to be a light-hearted talk with a serious point – showing attendees how better decision making can improve applications and reporting layers.

“Making poor decisions can affect the security and performance of the application. This can make maintenance a nightmare and lead to a range of other problems,” says Rae. “We’ll review 10 examples of transactional databases that have been designed by chaotic gremlins rather than data professionals – so it should be an entertaining session!”

Pagination made easy

Aaron’s session, also on the Thursday timetable, is called Pagination made easy. “This session is designed to introduce new users to Power BI Report Builder,” says Aaron. “It’s a tool that is often overlooked in comparison to its shinier counterparts, so I want to show attendees some simple tricks to help them make the most of it.”

Aaron’s talk will cover typical use cases for pagination, how to easily use a Power BI dataset as a source for paginated reports without needing to know DAX, and how row groups can be used to manage pagination.

“We are delighted that Rae and Aaron will be speaking at SQLBits this year,” says Jefferson Lynch, Red Olive CEO. “It’s a key event for the data industry and always very well attended. To have Red Olive’s expertise represented in this way is a great step, and I’m looking forward to the feedback and response we get.”

Visit the SQLBits website to find out more about the event and book your place.