I’ll Speak in SQL PASS Summit 2015; 3 Years in a row


It is a honor for me that I’ve been selected to speak in SQL PASS Summit 2015. SQL PASS Summit is the largest SQL Server conference and event in the world. Last year about 6ooo people from more than 55 countries attended this great event. I’ve been honored previously to speak in this great conference in 2014 and 2013. and it is my honor to speak there again. There are 70 people in the program committee for this year, and many many other volunteers who help organizing such great event, I want to use this space to thank them all for their great contribution.

About my Session

My session topic is: Azure Data Factory vs. SSIS (my favorite topic specially with latest changes in Azure Data Factory and new features added)

Session Description:

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a mature on-premise ETL and data-transformation tool. Azure Data Factory is a cloud ETL and data-consolidation tool that was recently released as part of Microsoft Azure services. In this session, learn themain differences between these two tools and learn how to determine which works best in specific scenarios. We compare Azure Data Factory and SSIS on many factors; demos will help illustrate the differences.

There will be more than 200 great sessions in this event. that you can see the full list here;


List of Speakers;



About Pass Summit

If you haven’t been in SQL PASS Summit before, I highly recommend you to go for it. For me it is a long way from Auckland to Seattle, but definitely it worth the travel time and the money. Even if you have to pay for your own. all first class speakers of the world come there to speak, I just name a few; Brent Ozar (T|B), Paul Randal (T|B), Kimberly Tripp (T|B), Kevin Kline (T|B), Alberto Ferrari (T|B), Andy Leonard (T|B), Brian Knight (T|B), Chris Webb (T|B) and many many others who their names will fill down this space if I want to mention them all and I’m sure you know them mostly.

I personally haven’t seen such great quality talks and sessions in any other conferences, you will see wide range of topics covered from SQL Server Development, DBA, and Performance Tuning to Business Intelligence, EIM, and new Microsoft Azure SQL Server and Data Analysis offerings, there is even a track for professional development.

Having this conference in Seattle also brings another advantage which is having Microsoft Corp speakers. You will hear talks and attend in sessions from Product Groups and Program Managers of Microsoft about their new offerings along with best practices and internals of products.

Socializing is the other big advantage of this conference, over 6000 people all in one conference in one week is the greatest opportunity to meet other people in your profession. If you be in a consulting business it will help business development and recruitment drive of your business. If you are working on in house development project you will see many people with the profession who might face same challenges and scenarios before and would be helpful for you. There will be many opportunities for you to socialize with others, lunch times or dinners and all the time in exhibition hall. There is also a community zone where you can go just sit and talk with people from SQL Family all around the world.

And at the end, it is all fun, you will have SQL Karaoke, and Community dinner with many many other fun events which makes this week one of your great weeks of the year 🙂


My Previous summit sessions

If you are interested to know about my previous summit sessions look at links below:

PASS Summit 2014:

Top 5 Functionalities of Power Query that you don’t know

Deeper Data Insight and Prediction with Data Mining

PASS Summit 2013:

SSIS Package Failed in Production, Here’s how to troubleshoot

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Reza Rad
Trainer, Consultant, Mentor
Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 20 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 12 continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand, Power BI Summit, and Data Insight Summit.
Reza is author of more than 14 books on Microsoft Business Intelligence, most of these books are published under Power BI category. Among these are books such as Power BI DAX Simplified, Pro Power BI Architecture, Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, Power Query books series, Row-Level Security in Power BI and etc.
He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday and SQL user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Reza’s passion is to help you find the best data solution, he is Data enthusiast.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog: https://radacad.com/blog.

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