Abstract: As companies start to embrace cloud based technologies, IT organizations will need to understand the available solution capabilities. Microsoft Azure is full of tools that improve data movement, storage, analysis and consumption. Some traditional on-premise concepts still apply and others do not. In this session, we will look at real world customer examples embracing Azure and provide insights into how organizations can start planning their move to the cloud.
About Dave: Dave DuVarney is President and Co-Founder of Talavant. Dave has delivered numerous business intelligence projects in both a technical and functional leadership role. Dave's latest technical focus has been on leveraging Microsoft Azure to support Business Intelligence need. Along with technical delivery, Dave has assisted clients in establishing Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence initiatives. This includes working with executive stakeholders to define objectives, assisting in the identification of team roles and implementing development best practices using Agile Scrum. Dave is currently training for his 4th marathon and hopes to not blow out a hip or calf muscle along the way.
Abstract: You are invited to be a participant on the SQL Server DBA Quiz Show; this interactive session will test your knowledge of SQL Server. We will be using an online tool to allow you to submit your answers to questions via a mobile device or laptop. If you have ever played trivia in a bar or restaurant you'll be familiar with the setup for this.
This session promises to be fast paced and fun and hopefully you will even learn something. This session will also be of value to people who need to interview or be interviewed for SQL Server positions as the questions may be the type of things you might hear in an interview.
About Eric: Eric is the SQL Server Architect for Boston Scientific, a self-proclaimed Level 70 Database Slayer, he enjoys development, performance tuning, and troubleshooting SQL Server.