July 31, 2018 – Relationship Goals: The SQL Server Graph Database

Relationship Goals: The SQL Server Graph Database

July 31, 2018, 6:00pm

Jonathan Stewart

Relational databases have their strengths. Ironically data relationships are not one of them. Graph databases excel in this department using nodes and edges. They are optimized to find and view relationships using graph theory.

One of the best new features of SQL Server 2017 is the Graph Database! It brings us the best of both worlds in one easy platform! Come learn about the history of graph databases, how they work and why you should be using it!

Speaker Bio

Jonathan Stewart is a Business Intelligence Consultant specializing in data visualization, data warehousing and data management technologies. An advocate for educating others, Jonathan is a public speaker, teacher and blogger, continually teaching people about the Microsoft BI Stack. Since 2000, Jonathan has been working in the database field with industry leaders in healthcare, manufacturing, financial, insurance and federal, state and local governments. Jonathan maintains a blog at sqllocks.net. He is a frequent speaker at local, national and international events and is a board member of the Columbus SQL Server User Group. In his free time, Jonathan works with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning commission to help improve central Ohio.

Important meeting information:

We meet at the offices of Wayfair, upstairs from the Copley Place Mall, at 4 Copley Place, Boston.

Due to building security at our meeting venue, attendees must be registered, and must present a valid photo ID to building security. Directions to the Wayfair offices can be found here.

Typical Meeting Format:

6:00pm – 6:30pm — food / beverages, networking and group discussion

6:30pm – 6:45pm — news, announcements, upcoming training opportunities

6:45pm – 8:15pm — guest speaker presentation