Ohio North SQL Server User Group


The annual user group officer elections were held at our last meeting. The following people are your 2018-2019 officers. If you get a chance please thank them for their time and service to the user group. I do believe they accept free food and drink at Applebees.

The user group doesn't maintain itself and without volunteers like these that are gracious with their time, the user group would essentially stop:

President - Luis Gonzalez, 2nd term

Vice President - Cleveland - Eric Blinn, 1st term

Vice President - Akron - Hasan Savran, 1st term

Secretary - Lisa Bohm, 2nd term

Treasurer - Tim Cepelnik, we lost count


Our user group meets in two different locations at different times of the month. The meetings between locations have different topics so you can certainly attend both.

Please check the event listings to confirm actual meeting dates as sometimes we vary from the normal schedules below.

Click here for the Cleveland location meetings and to register.

Click here for the Akron location meetings and to register.


The Cleveland (Independence) location usually meets the first Tuesday of every month from 5PM-7:30PM at the Microsoft office in Independence.
Microsoft Corporation, 6050 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 300, Independence, OH 44131

The Akron location usually meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 6PM-8:30PM at the Drips office location in Akron. There is a  large parking garage on South High Street directly across from the Akron Art Museum. You may also be able to find parking on the street.
Drips, Inc., 24 N High St., Akron, OH 44308

Our Independence meetings follow the schedule below:
5:00PM - 6:00PM: Prerecorded Video presentation from last year's SQL PASS Summit
6:00PM - 6:15PM: Announcements & Introductions
6:15PM - 7:30PM: Live Speaker Feature Presentation
Afterwards, we usually continue networking across the street at Applebee's.

Our Akron meetings follow the schedule below:
6:00PM - 6:15PM: Announcements & Introductions
6:15PM - 7:30PM: Live Speaker Feature Presentation
Afterwards, we usually hang out at the Hop House next door.

Next Meeting




ONSSUG Cleveland Meeting June 2018

  • In-Person @ 6050 Oak Tree Blvd. Independence, Ohio, United States (map)
  • 17:00 - 19:30 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

As always, please RSVP :)

For this session, we will watch a video from PASS Summit. If you arrive early, you may suggest a topic!

Luis will catch us up on all the latest news and upcoming events from PASS.

Featured Presentation:

Squeezing in Performance with Compression

Jess Pomfret, SQL Server Database Administrator Westfield Group

Since data compression is now a standard level feature (2016 SP1+) learn how to squeeze a little extra performance out of your databases for free! We’ll cover the types of compression available, the costs and benefits and how to determine good candidates for compression. Once we know what we want to compress we’ll cover three ways to apply it, including the easiest way to compress your whole database to meet best practices with just one line of code!

About Jess:
Jess is a SQL Server DBA at Westfield Group in Westfield, Ohio. She started working with SQL Server in 2011 and currently works as part of a team administering over 100 instances ranging from 2005 to 2017. She enjoys the problem-solving aspects of performance tuning and automating processes with PowerShell. She also enjoys contributing to dbatools and dbachecks, two open source PowerShell modules that aid DBAs with automating the management of SQL Server instances. She grew up in the South West of England and outside of her DBA life enjoys Crossfit, cycling and watching proper football.

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