The second meeting of the New Zealand WhereScape RED user-group is taking place on December 5th at the University of Auckland so save the date. User-group leader, Bruce Cassidy, is hosting the evening and giving one of the talks as well.
If you’d like to join the WhereScape RED meet-up group or register for the upcoming meet-up, you’ll find the group page here.
The agenda for the upcoming meeting is below. We hope to see you there.
Generics: an alternative to templates
Speaker: Bruce W Cassidy, University of Auckland
How you can use generics to create re-useable code. Unlike the new templates where you need to use Pebble to write them, you can use SQL (whether T-SQL or PL/SQL) to create generic, reuseable code. There are upsides and downsides to both approaches. Bruce discusses how University of Auckland has implemented generics, and what those upsides and downsides have been.
Snooperior: a tool to span data
Speakers: Dr Mozhgan Memari and Professor Sebastien Link, University of Auckland
Based on Mozhgan’s doctoral work, Snooperior is the start of a product that will help “data wranglers” find keys and join across different data sets. Unlike most modern tools, Snooperior deals with probabilistic matches, so it will help identify how to join between to different sources of data even where the join is imperfect. We have a chance to see a very early version of the product, and you can engage with the product team if you are interested in trialling it.
WhereScape RED version 8 overview and roadmap update
Speaker: Martin Norgrove, NOW Consulting
In the most significant RED release for some time, WhereScape have introduced new functionality and support for cloud and on-premises environments. The highlights include Snowflake & Azure SQL Data Warehouse support as well as increased PowerShell support and automated meta-data customisation. This session will provide a brief overview of the release and an update on the WhereScape roadmap.
If you’d like to contribute to the RED user-group with your RED experiences, let Bruce know. The user-group is always looking for interesting RED related topics to discuss, or presentations on how to (or not to) use the tool.