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Brian Knight

Brian Knight

Brian Knight, SQL Server MVP, MCITP, MCDBA, is the owner and founder of Pragmatic Works. He has been a serial entrepreneur, starting up other companies in the past like He runs the local SQL Server users group in Jacksonville (JSSUG). Brian is a contributing columnist at several technical magazines and does regular webcasts at He is the author of more than fifteen SQL Server books. Brian has spoken at conferences like PASS, SQL Connections and TechEd and many Code Camps. His blog can be found at


Saturday 11:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Services & Data Track Atlantica B

What's New in SQL Server 2016 for Business Intelligence

SQL Server 2016 has finally arrived. This huge release offers many things for developers and DBAs alike. In this session, we’ll focus on blending the line between cloud and on premise with the stretch database feature in SQL Server, where older data lives in the cloud to help you scale. You’ll also learn about the new features in Reporting Services and Integration Services. Lastly, you’ll see how R has been integrated into SQL Server to help you with forecasting.