Meeting Information

April 2011 Newsletter

Posted by:

Table of Contents:

  1.     SUG-TX April 26th Meeting – Improving Performance and Simplyifying Administration on Sybase DBMSs
  2.     SUG-TX March 22nd Meeting Highlights
  3.     Future SUG-TX Meetings
  4.     Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group
  5.     Sybase TechWave Call For Papers
  6.     International Sybase User Group Events
  7.     Sybase Events
  8.     OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting
  9.     Sybase Training Schedule (May – Sep)

1)  SUG-TX April 26th Meeting – Improving Performance and Simplifying Administration on Sybase DBMSs

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. The presentation will be “Improving Performance and Simplyifying Administration on Sybase DBMSs” by Michael Garza of Quest Software.

Abstract:

When it comes to managing Sybase database systems, DBAs have been left with few database administration tool alternatives. And some of those tools such as DBArtisan often cost thousands of dollars and are out of budget for many DBAs, making it difficult to efficiently manage common administration tasks and ensure high performance.

Don’t miss Quest Software’s Sybase Lead Developer for Toad for Sybase, Michael Garza, discuss the development initiatives behind Toad for Sybase. With several million users worldwide, the Quest Software Toad Community requested support for Sybase databases and the Quest team has made that a priority for 2011 with the introduction of Toad for Sybase, an integrated Sybase database management tool that improves Sybase performance and simplifies database administration and performance management.

In this presentation Michael will discuss the following:

- Simplifying how to view, edit, and modify ASE database objects
- How to improve performance View and kill currently running sessions
- Quickly comparing data between one or more servers
- How to improve productivity by automating repetitive tasks

Speaker Bio:

Michael Garza is a Software Development Team Lead.  He joined Quest in 2005 as a developer for SQL Litespeed.  He brings over 11 years of experience of development on database tool products and is currently designing and developing Toad for Sybase.

Agenda:

4:00pm – 4:30pm    Introduction, Welcome, Q&A
4:30pm – 5:45pm    Improving Performance and Simplyifying Administration on Sybase DBMSs
5:45pm – 6:00pm    Wrap Up
6:30pm –                    Post meeting discussions at Champps Americana (at the Uptown location)

The meetings are held at HAL-PC, 4543 Post Oak Place, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77027 (map).  Members frequently continue discussions at Champps Sports Bar after the meeting while waiting for traffic to subside.

2)  SUG-TX March 22nd Meeting Highlights

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas held their March meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Jeffrey Wong presented on the techniques necessary to ensure that Sybase products interoperate with Windows 7 and NAT networked VMware Linux and Windows XP guest virtual machines (hosted by the Windows 7 O/S). Jeffrey discussed how Replication Server 15.6, ASE 15.5, Oracle 10.2g XE and Sybase IQ 15.2. work in virtual environments. A copy of the slides from the presentation is available on the SUG-TX web site.

3)  Future SUG-TX Meetings

Mark your calendar for future topics for SUG-TX Meetings:
May 24: TBD
June 28: TBD
July 26: TBD
August 23: TBD
September 27: TechWave Wrap-Up
October 25: TBD
November 22: No Meeting – Thanksgiving week
December: Holiday Party

Suggested topics for 2011 include: PowerBuilder 12.5, Appeon 6.5, Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP), ASE 15.7/16, Replication Server, RAP, IQ, Afaria. Send other suggestions to secretary@sugtx.org.

Topics for future meetings are subject to change based on speaker availability and scheduling.  Watch the newsletter for details for each meeting.  A meeting will not be held in November due to proximity to the Thanksgiving holiday.  December is the annual holiday party.  SUG-TX usually meets on the 4th Tuesday so add a recurring appointment on your calendar and watch for future meeting announcements and newsletters for details.

4)  Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas has a group in LinkedIn.  If you wish to join, submit a request.  You can find the group by searching for “Sybase Texas” in the groups directory.  Contact secretary@sugtx.org if you have any questions.

5)  Sybase TechWave Call For Papers

Sybase is pleased to announce that TechWave 2011 will be co-located with SAP TechEd, September 12-16 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.  TechWave will continue to deliver targeted training on Sybase products, plus offer attendees access to TechEd keynote sessions, exhibits, special event and other networking functions.  The Call for Papers is now open until May 6th. If you have used a Sybase product to solve a business challenge, share it but sibmitting a proposal to present at TechWave. For more information and to submit a proposal, go to http://www.sybase.com/techwave/callforproposals.

6)  International Sybase User Group Events

The International Sybase User Group (ISUG) sponsors events for Special Interests Groups (SIGs), Virtual User Groups, and members.  Sign up for ISUG Membership for as little as $25 for a basic membership and get access to events and online material.  For more details, visit:

http://www.isug.com/common/JoinISUG.html

7)  Sybase Events

Seminars, Conferences, Webcasts, Tradeshows, Sports events — whichever way you want to get information from Sybase, they deliver!  Check out future events at:

http://www.sybase.com/about_sybase/events

If you’d like to give feedback on what types of events you think Sybase should offer please email them at events@sybase.com

8)  OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting

The OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the HAL-PC.  The next meeting will be on May 10th.

Web Site: http://opensolaris.org/os/project/hugs
Subscribe to the mailing list: http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/ug-hugs

9)  Sybase Training Schedule (May – Sep)

Sybase Dallas Learning Center
14800 Quorum Drive, Suite 505
Dallas, Texas 75240
Contact:  972-687-6400
Register: 1 800-8-SYBASE

May 16, 2011 5 days  Fast Track to Adaptive Server Enterprise
May 23, 2011 5 days  Fast Track to Adaptive Server Enterprise
May 31, 2011 4 days  Sybase IQ for Developers
Jun 06, 2011 5 days  System and Database Administration: ASE
Jun 13, 2011 5 days  Performance and Tuning: Configuring ASE 15
Jun 27, 2011 5 days  Sybase IQ Administration
Sep 26, 2011 5 days  Sybase IQ Administration

Please verify class availability with Sybase registration or http://sed.sybase.com/Osiris/osiris_location_NAA1.htm#DL

Send news to: secretary@sugtx.org

Do you have suggestions for our group?  Would you like to present your Sybase solutions to the Sybase Users’ Group of Texas?  The group is always looking for compelling presentations for our monthly meetings.  Let us hear them!
Please forward this newsletter to anyone interested in learning more about Sybase products.  To be added to or removed from the SUG-TX mailing list, subscribe to the mailing list at the SUG-TX Community on the My.ISUG.com website.  Contact secretary@sugtx.org if you have any questions.

Discussion

  1. Don Clayton  August 7, 2012

    This was a really great meeting!

Add a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.