Adelaide SQL Server User Group


Welcome to the Adelaide PASS group - covering SQL Server and every aspect of the Microsoft Data Platform and Data Analytics space. You can find us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Microsoft offices, Level 12, 147 Pirie St.

There's a link below to get on the mailing list. This is a mailchimp list, rather than the one that PASS handles.

We use EventBrite for meeting registrations - please look at for a list of our meetings.

Many years ago, we used, and you can see an archive of events on that site - but the Adelaide mailing list from there hasn't been used for some time.

Now, a quick word about privacy...

The details of event registrations are held with EventBrite, and I use that to update my EventBrite contacts, which is then used to update a mailchimp list for sending emails about the group. If you ever want to be removed from either my EventBrite contact list or the mailchimp list, please just let me know (rob at I do this for you and will do my best to keep your privacy private.


Get on our mailing list by clicking here!

Our next event

Our next meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month. We use EventBrite for registrations, so please register at

Our next meeting is: Wed, Sep 18 2013 12:00 to 14:00 in Adelaide.

Hekaton is the code name for in-memory OLTP engine that will ship with SQL Server 2014. Hekaton is fully integrated with SQL Server to provide a seamless experience for application development and management with familiar set to tools and interfaces. Hekaton can potentially speed up the performance of your application by an order of magnitude with minimal changes. Hekaton provides full ACID guarantee and high availability for your mission critical applications. This session provides a 360 degree tour of Hekaton starting with its architecture, value proposition, guidelines for developing/migrating application to Hekaton, and memory/storage management.

Speaker: Sunil Agarwal
A seasoned professional with 30+ years of industry experience in databases, Sunil has worked as a lead developer for relational database engine solutions, as a tool designer for backup and restore technologies and as a development manager for B2B commerce and e-learning solutions. He has been in his role as a Principal Program Manager for SQL Server for the last 12+ years. Sunil has authored many technical white papers and blogs, and has co-authored two books on SQL Server and has presented database technologies in numerous national and international conferences. He enjoys teaching and has taught introductory programming courses at the University of Rhode Island and the University of Colorado.


There is always stuff going on in the PASS community. For more information about these events, please contact the group leader, Rob Farley (try emailing through

PASS provides the Adelaide Data & Analytics User Group with this website and other miscellaneous resources. The Adelaide SQL Server User Group is an official PASS Chapter. Microsoft provides the Adelaide Data & Analytics User Group with a venue in which to meet! LobsterPot Solutions provides the Adelaide Data & Analytics User Group with the catering, the services of Rob Farley and others for hosting and finding presenters, and all the necessary admin effort.




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