January 2020 BRSSUG Meeting

Post date: Jan 02, 2020 2:25:24 PM

When: Wednesday, 01/08/2020


• 5:30 - 5:45: Introduction/Food and Drinks <-- Note our earlier start time!

• 5:45 - 7:30: Presentations

• 7:30 - Until: Open forum for questions

Location: Louisiana Technology Park- location info here

Sponsor - Our sponsor for this meeting is ANTARES - https://www.antaresnet.com/

Main Presentation: Azure SQL Database for the Production DBA

Have you been wondering what Azure SQL Database is and what it means for you as a production DBA? Azure SQL Database has become an Enterprise-worthy database platform that provides relational database-as-a-service. In this session you’ll get a grounding in the fundamentals of Azure SQL Database from a DBA perspective. First we’ll cover how to create an Azure SQL Database using the Azure Portal and an approach for sizing a new Azure SQL Database. Then we’ll cover some of the similarities and differences between on premises SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Finally we will cover how monitoring and performance tuning Azure SQL Database differs from on premises SQL Server. If you’ve been considering Azure SQL Database for your organization, this session is for you!

Main Speaker:  Tim Radney, SQLSKILLS

Tim Radney is a SQL Server MVP. He has presented at PASS,

SQLintersection, SQL Saturdays, user groups and numerous

webinars. In addition Tim runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group,

is a PASS Regional Mentor and was named a PASS Outstanding

Volunteer in 2012. He’s married with three children and has a

passion for electronics. He also farms chickens (for eggs), dwarf

Nigerian goats, and tilapias in his spare time.