Where in the world is Quacky?

Where in the world is Quacky?

Each year, Idera sponsors a variety of events worldwide to support education, training and networking opportunities for Microsoft IT professionals. Check out the list below to find events near you. We look forward to meeting you!

If you’d like Idera to sponsor an upcoming event, please contact us at sponsorships@idera.com

Geek Sync

Join us in a Geek Sync to discover new ways of thinking, build your repertoire of tips and tricks, and connect with industry experts.

Want to lead your own Geek Sync? Contact us and let us know what ideas you have.

 

Geek Sync | Introduction to Performance Tuning in Azure SQL Database

04.26.2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Have you been interested to see how you can baseline performance and improve performance with an Azure SQL Database? If so, this hour session is for you.

Join IDERA and John Sterrett as he covers the new features in Azure SQL Databases that will help you be an Azure Performance Tuning Rockstar for your company. You will learn how Azure measures performance with DTU's and how DTU usage can impact data loads, migrations, and your daily workload.

Grasp the secret sauce and how to monitor changes in performance to determine if you should pay more or less for the right performance tier for your workload. John will explore which existing tools and processes you can leverage from managing on-premises instances to managing Azure SQL Databases. You will know which ones that need some tweaks and others that need no changes to help you monitor performance. This is a special Geek Sync you will not want to miss!

About John: John is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Data Platform certified MCSE, Principal Consultant and the Founder of Procure SQL LLC. Previously, he was a Sr. Database Admin Advisor for Dell, directly responsible for several mission-critical databases behind dell.com. John has presented at many community events, including PASS Summit, SQL Rally, 24 Hours of PASS, SQL Saturday’s, PASS Chapters, and Virtual Chapter meetings. John is a leader of the Austin SQL Server User Group and founder of the HADR Virtual Chapter.

Geek Sync | Data Modeling and Blockchain

06.21.2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Expect a game changer at least once a decade. A technology that disrupts the status quo and ideally improves our lives in terms of efficiencies or general well-being. Blockchain is this decade’s game changer. We’ve past the hype cycle and now both startups and well-established organizations are focusing on practical uses of a replicated general ledger beyond Bitcoin.

Join IDERA and Steve Hoberman as he walks through blockchain and its three levels of maturity. You will learn how blockchain will impact conceptual, logical, and physical data modeling.

About Steve: Steve has trained more than 10,000 people in data modeling since 1992. Steve is known for his entertaining and interactive teaching style (watch out for flying candy!), and organizations around the globe have brought Steve in to teach his Data Modeling Master Class, which is recognized as the most comprehensive data modeling course in the industry. Steve is the author of nine books on data modeling, including the bestseller Data Modeling Made Simple. One of Steve’s frequent data modeling consulting assignments is to review data models using his Data Model Scorecard® technique. He is the founder of the Design Challenges group, Conference Chair of the Data Modeling Zone conference, recipient of the 2012 Data Administration Management Association (DAMA) International Professional Achievement Award, and highest rated tutorial presenter at Enterprise Data World 2014 and Enterprise Data World 2015.