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Three Australian MVPs again

It’s been a while since we’ve had three Australian Data Platform MVPs within the company. We’ve been there before, in the time between Martin Cairney’s award and Julie Koesmarno’s leaving to join Microsoft. But as of today we’re back at three as the amazing Manohar Punna joins the company (the other two MVPs being Rob […]

Big SQL Server news

There were a couple of big announcements from Microsoft overnight at the “Connect(); // 2016” event in New York. Each of these will potentially be huge for the SQL Server engine.

Panellist Martin at the Churchill Club meeting

Writing this, the meeting is tonight (July 14th)! LobsterPot Solutions are sponsoring the Churchill Club’s event that’s being held at The Cluster in Melbourne (which is where our offices are), and Martin has been asked to appear on the panel. It’s a discussion about data – the collection of data, the analysis of data, and […]

Once again, presenting at the PASS Summit

Every year that LobsterPot Solutions has been sending people to the PASS Summit, we’ve also had presenters. From 2010 when Rob Farley attended his first PASS Summit, through to this year, that’s seven consecutive years of having LobsterPot Solutions’ employees on the presenter list. And it hasn’t just been Rob Farley who has been presenting […]

Education sector webinar on Power BI

We’ve had a number of customers in the education sector. Sometimes schools, sometimes universities, sometimes the Education Department within one of the state governments. Every time we work with these organisations we are thrilled to see that data is coming to the forefront of people’s thinking. And it’s a tremendous honour to be asked to […]

US presentations coming up

As usual, LobsterPot employees will be heading to the PASS and MVP Summits in the Seattle region this year, and if you will be in the Pacific Northwest, you will have the chance to hear some of us present. Martin Cairney will be presenting at the pre-Summit SQL Saturday in Portland, and Rob Farley will […]

Another US hire – welcome Mickey Stuewe!

The US side of LobsterPot Solutions is going well, and we have brought on another staff member. We’re hugely excited to announce that we’ve hired well-known SQL expert Mickey Stuewe! Mickey fits into the LobsterPot culture really well. Not only is she a recognised expert in SQL Server, with a history in training (she has […]

Four SQL MVPs – including three in Australia

Today LobsterPot Solutions sets a new first. We are the only company to ever employ three current Australian SQL MVPs, giving us four awardees in total. Congratulations to Martin Cairney who joins Julie Koesmarno (AUS), Ted Krueger (USA) and Rob Farley (AUS) as recipients of this prestigious award. This demonstrates LobsterPot’s ongoing commitment to the […]

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to take a moment to wish a Merry Christmas to you: people in the SQL Community; people I see at clients and the like; and especially those people I am incredibly privileged to have working at possibly the best SQL Consultancy in the world. To those who I have represent my brand: […]

PDW Query Optimization

Recently, Rob wrote a white paper about how some simple changes to a database design in Parallel Data Warehouse can leverage one of the lesser-known Query Optimizer methods, with significant results, removing all data movement from many queries. The paper was published on the Microsoft website at http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2014/11/14/aps-best-practice-how-to-optimize-query-performance-by-minimizing-data-movement.aspx The technique used here is one that […]