Baltimore SQL Server Users Group

Join the Baltimore SQL Server Users Group to expand your knowledge and network!  We hold free monthly meetings focusing on SQL Server DBA, Development, Business Intelligence and Professional Development topics.  We meet at the Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center located at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia, MD 21046. Our meetings are typically on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and they are free to attend.  We generally have food, drinks and sometimes dessert, besides one or two valuable educational sessions.

  Next Meeting - June 20, 2017 @ 6:30 PM


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Time Topic
6:30 PM Title - Surviving Your Peak Database Load

Abstract - Each application and system is different, but all have a similar quality: there will be times where the systems are used more, and other times where they may appear to be sleeping. Good examples are monthly, quarterly, and yearly for financial systems and the holiday season for retail. The last thing you want to have in these timeframes is your CxO standing at your desk wondering why things are slow or possibly down. Ensuring that your SQL Servers are optimally configured for those heavy usage periods cannot be done with a wing and a prayer – you need an actionable, realistic plan. This session will discuss how to guarantee that your SQL Server instances and the configurations they use are as scalable and reliable as possible.

Speaker - Ben DeBow is the founder and CEO of Fortified Data which focuses on designing and supporting mission critical platforms - He has designed, optimized and deployed some of the largest SQL Server solutions in the world. In his spare time, he can be found traveling the world, speaking at various conferences and most likely has BBQ smoking out somewhere close.

  Sponsors - Apex Systems - and

Apex Systems is the 6th largest technical staffing firm in the US. Apex was founded in 1995, is headquartered in Richmond, and has a presence in about 50 markets across the US. We specialize in placing technologists on a contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire basis. Apex has specific technology practices, such as Database/BI, with skill set aligned Recruiters. The Senior Database Recruiter for our Baltimore and DC offices works with 20-25 clients who have SQL environments and typically sees about 10 openings a month for SQL Developers and/or DBA’s. For more information on Apex, visit, or contact Jared Sanson (LinkedIn) our SQL Recruiter for Baltimore and DC.

Apex Systems is a free community dedicated to SQL Server.  Since 2006 our team has delivered value to millions of SQL Server DBAs, Developers and Business Intelligence Professionals on a daily basis. helps solve real world problems and improve your SQL Server knowledge with free tips, tutorials, web casts, videos and more. The team is comprised of 150+ expert authors led by Greg Robidoux and Jeremy Kadlec.  We are focused on sharing knowledge and improving the global SQL Server community every second of the day.  >>> Join today! 

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Join the Baltimore SQL Server Users Group

Join the BSSUG and expand your SQL Server knowledge.  Here's how to get started:

> Official mailing list (Constant Contact)
> General announcements and job postings (Yahoo Group)
> LinkedIn
> Meetup 

Interested in speaking or sponsorship?  We are looking to round off our speakers and sponsors for the year. If you are interested in speaking or sponsorship opportunities please contact Jeremy Kadlec.

Baltimore SQL Server Users Group History

The BSSUG was started in the days before SQL Server 7.0, back in 1999, by Raymond Barley.  The group has met in a few different places and been co-lead by a few different individuals, but the group has always been in the BWI-Columbia area.  We are a constantly growing group and always interested in meeting new members.  We are a member of the Capital PC Users Group and a SQL PASS official chapter.

Baltimore SQL Server Users Group Leadership

Ray Barley
Raymond Barley
Jeremy Kadlec of Edgewood Solutions and
Jeremy Kadlec
- BSSUG Founder in 1999
- Principal Architect at RDA Corporation
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
- Champion Award Recipient  
- SQL Server Consultant @ Edgewood Solutions
- Co-Founder of
- Author, Speaker and Trainer
- Co-Leader of the Baltimore SSUG

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