Jun 12: Windows Azure SQL Database for the DBA

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Scott Klein
Scott Klein
Windows Azure SQL Database for the DBA

Windows Azure SQL Database is a fully-managed, scalable database service based on SQL Server technology. Yet “fully-managed” does not necessarily mean that many or all of the tasks and responsibilities of the DBA are managed and executed by Microsoft or the service itself. The DBA is very crucial in Windows Azure SQL Database, and this session takes a look at the all-important role of the DBA when working with Windows Azure SQL Database. This session will look at how many of the on-premises functions, tasks, and responsibilities of the DBA are accomplished in a clouds environment, specifically Windows Azure.. This session
also looks at the tips, tricks, and best practices a DBA should know for accomplishing similar on-premises tasks in the cloud.

    Scott (Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter) is a Corporate Technical Evangelist for Microsoft focusing on Windows Azure SQL Database (AKA SQL Azure) and related cloud-ready data services. His entire career has been built around SQL Server, working with SQL Server since the 4.2 days. Prior to Microsoft he was a SQL Server MVP for several years, then followed that up by being one of the first 4 SQL Azure MVPs. Scott is the author of over ½ dozen books for both WROX and APress, including Pro SQL Azure. He can be found talking about Windows Azure SQL Database and database scalability and performance at events large and small wherever he can get people to listen, such as SQL Saturday events, local SQL Server user groups, and TechEd.

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Paul Turley
Paul Turley
Getting Started with Tabular Model Design, Part 1

You may have seen demonstrations and read the marketing material about Analysis Services, in-memory tabular models but what does it really take to build one and put it into production? Is the xVelocity engine really that much faster than a relational db or a cube? Does it scale? How is it secured? What is the tabular model design experience? Is tabular ready for industry-wide adoption?
Learn how to prepare data, design, develop, deploy and maintain a tabular database.
(Next month, in Part 2, Paul will continue will enhancing the tabular model design with “DAX Essentials”.)

    Paul (Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter) is a Mentor with SolidQ, SQL Server MVP, speaker, author and business intelligence solution architect.

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