IDERA Announces First Annual Live Virtual Conference

Event designed to educate and inform IT and database professionals at every level

HOUSTON, TX – May 10, 2017 – IDERA, a leading provider of database lifecycle management solutions, today announced its Live Virtual Conference on Wed., May 17 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm CDT.

The event will feature a full day of training, tips and techniques, and networking with the industry’s leading experts in IT and database management, available for free to seasoned professionals and novices alike.

IDERA has seen unprecedented growth in registration for Geek Sync and Quack Chat educational sessions, indicating an increasing need for additional training. By bringing together numerous high profile MVPs and other industry experts, IDERA is filling that gap with IDERA Live 2017.

Sessions will include:

Wed., May 17 (all times CDT):

  • 10:00 am - Performance in 60 Seconds - SQL Tricks Everybody MUST Know, Pinal Dave, SQLAuthority Founder and SQL Server expert
  • 11:00 am - Database Benchmarking: Miseries, Myths and Misconceptions, Bert Scalzo, Oracle® ACE, author, speaker, consultant and senior product manager for database tools at IDERA
  • 12:00 pm - New Features of SQL PowerShell, Aaron Nelson, senior SQL Server architect and Microsoft MVP
  • 1:00 pm - TSQL Coding Techniques - Are You Playing with Fire? Mindy Curnutt, SQL Server MVP and MSPress Books co-author
  • 2:00 pm - A Brave New World: SQL Server on Linux, Joseph D’Antoni, consultant at Denny Cherry and Associates, and Microsoft SQL Server MVP
  • 3:00 pm - A Medical Data Warehouse Model, Michael Blaha, consultant, trainer and author of seven U.S. patents and seven books.

“If we’ve learned anything from the success of our IDERA Ace and Geek Sync programs, it’s that IT and database professionals are passionate about sharing best practices and lessons learned with one another,” said Vicky Harp, manager of product management, IDERA. “I’m thrilled to bring such a diverse and accomplished group of experts together to share their hard-earned industry knowledge in such an easily accessible, and convenient format.”

“I have seen the need for more education on a global scale through my many speaking opportunities over the years,” said Pinal Dave, SQLAuthority Founder and SQL Server expert. “And as data professionals are given more business-critical responsibilities, there has been an obvious uptick in registrations for sessions covering both broad and deep topics. This indicates to me that data professionals are clamoring to get every kernel of knowledge they can in order to meet the needs of their organizations. I really appreciate that IDERA is stepping up to the plate to begin a yearly conference that can address DBAs, data modelers, data warehouse professionals and even DevOps that touch the data space.”

For more information or to register for the event, visit:

To be considered as a future session presenter, please contact Liz Stephens: [email protected]


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