Welcome to the official SQLPass Chapter for Hertfordshire. 

Next Meeting: Wednesday 19th March 6PM - 8PM

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Hekaton Chalk and Talk with Tony Rogerson

Chalk and talk around SQL Server 2014 Extreme Transaction Processing with In-Memory tables and Native Stored Procedures – project Hekaton.

A whizz round the new features introduced as part of project Hekaton; how to use them, when to use them and how they work.

Tony will go in-depth on the important aspects i.e. hash and range indexing, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC).

The session will mostly be demo led.

Speaker Bio: 

Tony started his career in '86 coding on the IBM mainframe with AS, PL/1, CICS, DB2 and System W. In ’95 he moved into Client/Server using Visual Basic, C++ and Oracle; he has worked with all versions of SQL Server since '93 starting with 4.21. In ’97 he became one of 22 people worldwide given the SQL Server MVP award by Microsoft, an award he has received yearly since. Tony has significant business experience gained through a mixture of permanent and contract roles as well as significant consultancy experience in many sectors including Finance, Debt Management, Retail, Vehicle Tracking, Web related industries and from general technical product consultancy with Microsoft SQL Server.


In spring 2012 he completed his MSc in Business Intelligence from the University of Dundee, his research areas are GPGPU and distributed commodity computing. He is currently near the end of his Data Science PGCert at the University of Dundee as he expands his existing skills as a move towards a Data Scientist.



Wednesday 19th March 18:00 - 20:00

Language: English 

Event Type: 

In-Person RSVP URL: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hekaton-chalk-and-talk-with-tony-rogerson-tickets-10707571635 


Park Inn Hotel, 30-40 St Albans Road Watford, Hertfordshire


Nearby transport

A short walk from Watford Junction’s fast connections to London Euston, Wembley and Central London, the hotel makes it easy to travel in and out of the area. Also close to the M1 and M25 motorways, the hotel provides 120 secured car parking spaces for GBP 7.50 per 24 hours.

Watford Junction Railway Station - 300 m

Watford Met Line Tube Station - 2.4 km

M25 Junctions 18, 19 and 20 - 5 km

M1 Junction 6 - 8 km

Heathrow Airport - 40 km

London Luton Airport - 40 km


To Luton - GBP 10 - 40 (75 min with three changes)

To Heathrow - GBP 30 - 45 (90 min with two changes)

Shuttle bus:

To and from Luton - GBP 2 (90 - 120 min)


To Luton - GBP 40 (30 min)

To Heathrow - GBP 50 (30 min)

To London city centre - GBP 65 (45 min)

Directions by car

From the north:

Exit M1 at Junction 6 and follow the signs to Watford North / Town Centre. Continue straight over all roundabouts and traffic lights. Find the hotel on the left at the top of St Albans Road.

From the south:

Exit M1 at Junction 5 and take the third exit of the roundabout. Follow the road into the town centre, pick up the ring road and follow it around signpost M1. When approaching TJ Hughes store, take a left turn at the lights. Turn left at the end of this road and then left again at the lights. Look for the hotel ahead on the left-hand corner.

From the M25:

Exit at Junction 19 and follow the signs to Watford town centre. At the large roundabout in the town centre, take the second exit and follow the road around, turning left at the lights. Turn left at the end of this road and then left again at the lights. Look for the hotel ahead on the left-hand corner.

Directions by train

From Watford Junction:

Watford Junction on the mainline running from Manchester to Euston is just 300 metres away. Leave the train station and cross the road. Walk up the road and turn left to find the hotel on the left.

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