2013 Sponsors


Pluralsight is a group of serious developers. They are also committed to creating the best training available. This mix of training for developers, by developers is what rings true to their customers.

Pluralsight calls it hardcore developer training. You’ll know it as superior training that is relevant and pushes all the latest technologies.


O’Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through its technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, O’Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

Data Education

Data Education has been a Platinum Sponsor of SNESSUG since 2012. We thank them for their continued sponsorship in 2013. Data Education (formerly Boston SQL Training) was founded in early 2009 by Adam Machanic, a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, author, consultant, and trainer. Machanic saw a need for quality database training at a higher, more advanced level than was currently being offered in the northeastern United States. Boston SQL Training was created and quickly filled that need.

Since then, Data Education has grown into a full-service training company, specializing in courses targeting DBAs, developers, and business intelligence professionals. Data Education brings the experts in the database field to its students, from bestselling SQL Server authors to the nation’s premier business intelligence consultants.

Red Gate Software

Red Gate Software makes ingeniously simple tools for over 500,000 Microsoft technology professionals working with SQL Server, .NET, and Exchange. The company’s product line includes tools for comparing, synchronizing, backing up and recovering SQL Server databases; understanding and fixing .NET code problems; and email archiving for Exchange. www.red-gate.com

Professional Association For SQL Server

PASS is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (Virtual Chapters) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit – the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world – PASS is dedicated to helping its members Connect, Share, and Learn.

PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration.

Prior Year’s Sponsors

New England Institute Of Technology

When New England Tech opened its doors in 1940, technology was in its infancy. The family radio was the entertainment center, and computers were only seen in science fiction movies! Back then, we made a commitment to excellence that has remained unchanged in a changing world.

Today, as the undisputed leader in technical career education in Southeastern New England, we take great pride in the thousands of students who have graduated from New England Tech with all the marketable, in-demand skills necessary for a successful career.

Historical Sponsors

Information Builders

Information Builders knows how business intelligence should work. For more than thirty years, we’ve been focused on bringing information together so business users can access and understand it. That has led us to develop a strong and unique solution set, including:

  • Business Intelligence solutions that enable everyone to interact with information, from analysts with complex slice-and-dice requirements to non-technical users without training
  • Search solutions that unite structured and unstructured content and make it easy for end users to find information they need
  • Integration solutions that streamline processes using every kind of data, application, and middleware
  • Industry solutions that bring together multiple technologies to solve specific business problems


Idera provides tools for Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and PowerShell management and administration. Our products provide solutions for performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security and auditing and PowerShell scripting. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has over 5,000 customers worldwide.

Confio™ Software

Confio™ Software is a company focused on database performance monitoring. The new Ignite 8 product is a comprehensive database performance solution for DBAs, IT management, and database application developers. Ignite 8 eliminates performance bottlenecks, improves application service, and reduces the cost of operations for SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 and Sybase databases.

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