Welcome to the Columbus SQL Server Users Group

 Our local meetings are free and open to all! We meet the second Thursday of every month. Our current meetings are being held at:


6100 Emerald Parkway

Dublin, OH

Important travel note: Your best option for getting to the meeting is to take the Tuttle Crossing exit (15) and take Tuttle Crossing Blvd. west to Emerald Parkway, and turn right. IGS is about a mile on the right.

In an ongoing attempt to make the content presented useful to our members we start each meeting with a short introduction and Q&A session.  Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

6:00 - 6:20 - Networking & social time

6:20 - 6:30 - Welcome & Announcements

6:30 - 6:45 - Warm Up Presentation

6:45 - 7:45 - Main Presentation

7:45 - 8:00 - Meeting Wrap Up and Door Prizes

Upcoming Meeting

Our next meeting will be on March 8th, 2018.

DBAs vs. Developers: JSON in SQL Server

The war between DBAs and developers has been raging since the dawn of relational databases. One reason for disagreement comes from developers who want to store their data in JSON because it is fast, standard, and flexible. DBAs cringe when they hear of long text strings being stored in their SQL databases; they cry with concern, “No data validation? No schema binding?”. Is there any hope for these two warring factions to see eye-to-eye? 

This session will explore the new JSON functionality introduced in SQL Server 2016. We will use T-SQL examples to learn how these functions can be used to parse, create, and modify JSON data. More importantly, we will discuss how to optimize performance when using these functions. 

By the end of this session DBAs and developers will know how to efficiently work with JSON in SQL Server 2016 and 2017. It will also usher in an era of peace between DBAs and developers… … at least until someone brings up the topics of cursors, NOLOCKs, or Entity Framework.

Bert is a business intelligence developer from Cleveland, Ohio.  He loves making SQL Server run fast and enjoys helping others learn to be self-sufficient SQL problem solvers.  


SQLSaturday Columbus - July 28th

We need speakers, sponsors, and volunteers as well as registered attendees.  Please see http://www.sqlsaturday.com/736/EventHome.aspx

CBusPASS on Facebook, please like our new page:  https://www.facebook.com/cbuspass/

Todd Skelton
Todd Skelton

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