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November 2012 Newsletter

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 Table of Contents:

 SUG-TX November      Meeting 

  1. Future SUG-TX  Meetings  
  2. Using WordPress To Rebuild      The SUGTX.ORG Website
  3. Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group 
  4. Database & Developer Digest Blog
  5. ISUG Membership Meeting on December      11th
  6. Sybase Training Schedule  

1)  SUG-TX November  Meeting

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas will not hold a meeting in November due to the proximity of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We look forward to seeing everyone at the annual holiday party.

In lieu of a December meeting, SUG-TX will have their annual Holiday Party on December 13th,  Thursday at 6:00pm Prohibition Houston located at 5175 Westheimer Road  Houston, TX 77056 in The Galleria.

2)  Future SUG-TX Meetings

Mark your calendar for future topics for SUG-TX Meetings:

January 29                     Monthly Meeting        TBA

February 26                   Monthly Meeting       TBA

3)  Using WordPress To Rebuild The SUGTX.ORG Website

The Sybase User’s Group of Texas recently finalized a rewrite of its website  The site has been completely rebuilt using leading web technologies, including WordPress, commercial-grade WordPress templates, and WordPress widgets. The goal of this effort was to improve the content and maintainability of the SUGTX.ORG site. Visit and let us know what you think about it.

 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 if you have any questions.

5) Database & Developer Digest Blog

Check out the Database & Developer Digest Blog by Adrian Bridgwater at  One of his latest blogs states “It’s now a few months since Microsoft launched SQL Server 2012 and since the latest iteration of the product has been with us, we have been able to learn a liitle more about the firm’s wider intentions (and, importantly, it’s wider ambitions) for the database market.  While SAP Sybase’s database options now spread across ASE, Sybase IQ, SQLAnywhere and (of course) HANA… the Redmond brigade has been talking openly about how in-memory computing is a “core element of Microsoft’s strategy” no less. The firm’s own TechNet blog says that its approach to in-memory computing is to provide a complete portfolio for all application patterns, built into its existing products to enable rapid insights on any data, structured or unstructured.

According to Microsoft, “We’ve been delivering advanced in-memory technologies as part of SQL Server since 2010.”  With HANA now (arguably) going from strength to strength, could we soon be facing an in-memory database war?”

6) ISUG Membership Meeting on December 11th

This year has flown by so fast… Nearly Christmas already!  It seems to be earlier and earlier every year when Christmas decorations start appearing in stores, and my calendar is now full of dates for Christmas celebrations… so while work projects slow a little, the parties ramp up.

At ISUG, the board has been furiously planning, meeting and working on “the new look ISUG”. We’d like you to be a part of the decision making process for the future of ISUG.  Please join us at the Membership Meeting on December 11th.

This month I also have the great pleasure of welcoming our newest ISUG Board member: Matt Balent.  Matt comes to us from Paragon Development and we feel privileged to have him working with us on the ISUG Board as North American Regional Director.  Welcome Matt!

7)  Sybase Training Schedule

Contact:  972-687-6400

Register: 1 800-8-SYBASE

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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!

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