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

Webcasts

 
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10/23/2018
2PM CT
Online
Database Development Made Easy with Aqua Data Studio

Developing an efficient database that enables optimal application performance can be challenging and time-consuming, especially for certain platforms without as much structure. If you are new to a specific platform, you may not be familiar with how it differs from what you might be used to in SQL Server. A tool like Aqua Data Studio can help to streamline development across multiple database platforms, by simplifying connectivity, increasing productivity, and improving accuracy. Devin Gallagher will demonstrate key features of Aqua Data Studio and show how database developers and DBAs can work faster and smarter with a single user interface for multiple platforms.

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10/25/2018
1:00 PM CT
Online
Do You Need DevOps?
Traditionally, database teams work in siloed environments and don’t always recognize how their work impacts the business. Database developers and IT professionals are recognizing that they need to collaborate in order to achieve organizational goals with frequent and reliable deliverables. The rise of DevOps addresses the need for speed, security, and breaking down these silos in the development environment. Join IDERA's Lisa Waugh as she explains how DevOps helps cross-functional teams collaborate on rapidly building, testing, and deploying solutions.
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10/25/2018
01 PM CT
Online
SQL Capacity Planning - It's All About Time and Space
Since cloud computing introduced consumption-based billing capacity management, planning has become more important than ever. It is very much a matter of time and space, and time means money. Storage and disk capacity planning for the future can be informed by utilization in the past. In the present, queries need to run in the least possible time to promote the greatest advantage, and the DBAs who run them can’t afford the time it takes to monitor and manage them to optimal performance without the best possible tools. Ultimately, it’s all about right-sizing the databases, the processing capacity, and the storage capacity now and in the future. Join IT Pro Today Contributor Howard M. Cohen and Doug Walsh from IDERA as they detail the issues and present highly effective solutions delivered by IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager.
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10/30/2018
1:00 PM CT
Online
Integrate ERP and CRM Metadata into Enterprise Data Models
You might think that the metadata in your large, complex, and customized ERP and CRM applications is too difficult and time-consuming to find and use within your enterprise data models. If you are implementing a data warehouse, data governance, data migration, or other information management project which includes SAP, Oracle, or Salesforce packages, then having access to their data models is critical. You can integrate, manage, and govern your ERP and CRM metadata within your data models to complete the big picture of your data architecture and lineage. This webinar will briefly introduce the challenges associated with accessing the metadata in these ERP and CRM packages and demonstrate how the combination of Safyr® and ER/Studio tools lets you find and use the key metadata as easily and quickly as if it were a standard database. Being able to use the package metadata in enterprise data models and data lineage will help to accelerate delivery and improve accuracy.
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11/06/2018
02 PM CT
Online
The Auditors are Coming!
Whether you like it or not (and most don’t), your company must regularly demonstrate compliance to regulations, whether dictated by the government, the industry, or the organization itself. How will you fend off the auditors that interrupt your daily routine to ask for gory details about your SQL Server environment? Join IDERA’s Bullett Manale to learn how SQL Compliance Manager can make your life easier with configurable server, database, and user auditing and pre-defined templates for many regulatory guidelines.
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11/08/2018
02 PM CT
Online
An Introduction to Auditing & Compliance for SQL Server
Security, compliance, and auditing are all related, but they aren't the same thing. Passing an audit doesn't mean you're secure and being secure doesn't mean you can pass the audit!

This presentation is designed to help you understand what auditors and the compliance team want to accomplish, then start thinking about how to meet those goals with the tools and processes available to us. We'll talk about some high level goals common to most environments, what we can do with the built in capabilities of SQL Server, and when we might want to look to third party tools to augment those capabilities.

Speaker(s): Andy Warren is a SQL Server consultant based in Orlando. Andy was a founding principal of SQLServerCentral.com, is the former President of the Orlando SQL Server Users Group, and one of the founders of SQLSaturday. He has been an MVP since 2009 and has written and presented extensively SQL Server. Andy blogs at www.sqlandy.com, is on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/sqlandy, and is occasionally on Twitter as @SQLAndy.

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11/13/2018
02 PM CT
Online
Create Models for Azure SQL Database
Many SQL Server environments are starting to shift to the cloud. In some cases, it’s a straightforward move of the current SQL Server platform to a cloud VM, but in others, it involves a transition to the Microsoft Azure SQL Database, which has some differences from its older sibling. Whichever one you use, you still need the ability to model the database and understand the structures within it. IDERA’s Anil Mahadev will demonstrate how to reverse-engineer an Azure SQL Database, troubleshoot connectivity issues, and generate DDL scripts for database updates.
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11/27/2018
01 PM CT
Online
Business Value Metrics for Data Governance
As data professionals, we recognize and understand the need for data governance, focusing on data quality in particular. We have made progress in this area, as illustrated by the emergence of the Chief Data Officer role in recent years. However, in many organizations, the need for governance is still largely unrecognized, and remains very tough to sell internally. You may need some detailed information and metrics to demonstrate the business value. This session will focus on business justification for establishing a data governance framework, including:
- Data classification
- Data quality
- Business value metrics (KPIs)
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12/11/2018
02 PM CT
Online
The Trade-Off Between SQL Server Security and Performance
As database security becomes more important over time, this brings its effects on database performance to the forefront. Security methods cannot overly impact end-users. At the same time, it is not possible to sacrifice security compliance due to the risk of data breaches and the requirements to meet regulatory guidelines. Join Rey Rios as he demonstrates how IDERA SQL Management Suite monitors and tracks changes to SQL Server objects and data, and sends alerts on suspicious activity to ensure compliance with requirements for industry regulations and data security. It also monitors, alerts, diagnoses, and tunes SQL Server availability, health, and performance.
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12/18/2018
2:00 PM CT
Online
Untangle TempDB Performance with SQL Diagnostic Manager
SQL Server stores a significant amount of data in the tempdb system database. Consequently, tempdb can fill up quickly when disk space is low, or the maximum size for database growth is low. Also, specific workloads may cause excessive space usage or create contention in tempdb, which can affect performance on the entire server. An entire SQL Server instance can become inoperable due to problems with tempdb. Join David Terry to learn how to quickly identify and resolve tempdb performance issues using IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager. View the space, contention, and health of tempdb via a series of charts, views, alerts, and reports that are unique to tempdb. In detail, monitor the file space, version store, sessions space usage, and wait stats for tempdb.
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