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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
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Geek Sync

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The Future of the DBA: DevOps, the Cloud Paradigm, and the Microsoft Data Platform

   

We’re on the cusp of exciting times for database development and administration; data storage is set to explode in volume over the next 5 years by as much as 500%. Companies are struggling to manage traditional relational databases and several forms of Big Data, including dark, binary, and streaming data. New theories of development, administration, and data management have matured, but what impact do they have on DBA’s? What are the concepts and skills needed for future career growth? In the (paraphrased) words of Dr. Seuss:

“Oh, the places you’ll go!
You have brains in your head
And SQL Skills to boot
You’ll soar to great heights
On the Data Platform, too”

Join IDERA and Stuart R. Ainsworth as we explore how DevOps and the Cloud Paradigm have developed to address modern software delivery challenges. We’ll also examine how the Microsoft Data Platform provides a framework for career enhancement for SQL Server professionals.

Stuart Ainsworth (MA, MEd) is an IT manager working in financial information security. Over the past 20 years, he's worked as a research analyst, a report writer, a DBA, a programmer, and a public speaking professor. He’s a chapter leader for AtlantaMDF, the SQL Server user group in Atlanta, as well as a speaker at SQLSaturdays, PASS Summit, code camps, and user groups.

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How to Create Your Disaster Recovery Plan

   

So your boss asked for a copy of your DR plan. Once you've wiped that deer-in-the-headlights look off your face, you realize "We've got database backups," isn't exactly a plan. You need to come up with a plan to recover your business when disaster strikes.

Join IDERA and Rie Irish as she walks you through building this plan by defining what a disaster could be, documenting the business impact, and identifying your limitations. We will show how to use this information to establish metrics (such as RTO and RPO), document current recovery configurations, and design an effective recovery strategy that meets the needs and budget of your business.

Attending this session will give you the knowledge and tools to create an effective disaster recovery plan that will make your boss happy and ensure the continuity of your business. You won’t want to miss it!

About Rie: Currently, Rie is the Director of Database Administration with Paymetric, Inc. in Roswell, GA. She’s been a SQL Server DBA for over 15 years in various industries: financial, pharmaceutical, eDiscovery, online commerce, government contracting and non-profits. She is serving as the 2016 PASS WIT Virtual Chapter leader. Rie is also on the executive committee planning SQL Saturday Atlanta and have also facilitated WiT Panels at SQL Saturdays all over Southeastern USA on a variety of topics.

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Using PowerShell with Python and SQL Server

Maximo
   

Just as PowerShell is argued as the main technology for automation in Windows Datacenters Infrastructure, it is equally important in other non-Windows Operating Systems. According to Maximo Trinidad, Windows Administrators have an advantage working with PowerShell just as Linux Administrators have an advantage with Bash / PHP / Python.

Join IDERA and Maximo Trinidad as he walks you through using PowerShell with both SQL Server and Python. This Geek Sync will be interactive and very demo intensive. Questions are encouraged!

About Maximo Trinidad: In Florida, Maximo is known as Mr. PowerShell. He is the founder of the Florida PowerShell User Group which meets on a monthly basis. Maximo is originally from Puerto Rico and has been working in the technology world since 1979. Over the years, he has worked with SQL Server Technologies, provided support to Windows Servers/Client machines, Microsoft Virtualization Technologies, and built some Visual Studio solutions. He has been a Microsoft PowerShell MVP since 2009 and MVP SAPIEN Technologies 2015. He speaks at many of the SQLSaturdays, IT Pro and .NET camps events around Florida.

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The Importance of Data Model Change Management Description

   

In today’s development environments, it is of critical importance to ensure that data models and databases are aligned to the user stories and tasks being created. Data architects must proactively collaborate with DBAs and designers, and take the initiative to track data model changes and correlate them against development and database updates.

Join IDERA and Joy Ruff in this webinar to learn about these trends and considerations for implementing model change management in your enterprise.

About Joy Ruff: Joy is the product marketing manager for ER/Studio, IDERA’s flagship data modeling and architecture platform, plus several database management and security products. With nearly 25 years of experience in high-tech hardware and software, Joy enjoys communicating product value to customers.

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