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Events for IT and Data Pros

Each year, IDERA sponsors a variety of online and live events to provide education, training, and networking opportunities for database professionals. Check out the list below to find information about upcoming events. We look forward to meeting you!

Check out the IDERA Resource Center to watch replays for previous webcasts and explore other product content.

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

Webcasts

 
DATE & TIME LOCATION DESCRIPTION REGISTER
04/23/2019
02 PM CT
Online
Don't fear migrating SQL Server to the cloud

Migrating SQL Server to the cloud is becoming increasingly crucial to database administrators and their management. While many SQL Server workloads have not yet moved to the cloud, that is changing fast. Regardless of the selected cloud infrastructure, database administrators still need to do some of the work to suit the current and changing needs of their organization.

Join IDERA's Rob Reinauer to learn how to monitor, secure, and backup SQL Server in the cloud with SQL Management Suite.

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05/07/2019
12 PM CT
Online
How to Monitor the Performance of MySQL in the Cloud

When organizations deploy MySQL in the cloud, this creates challenges for database administrators. Typical concerns are determining the best database-specific settings, ensuring that databases are being correctly maintained without access to the full underlying infrastructure, configuring for high availability and disaster recovery, balancing performance and cost, and minimizing the learning curve.

Join IDERA's Patrick O’Halloran to learn how to monitor the availability, health, and performance of MySQL in the cloud with SQL Diagnostic Manager.

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05/07/2019
02:00 PM CT
Online
Are You Auditing the Right Activities?

Selecting the right settings for auditing your SQL Server databases can be tricky. You want to be sure you’re capturing all the right information for specific activities, but if you’re not careful, you’ll collect unnecessary data that overflows your memory and bogs down your reports. And choosing what data to collect may depend on which regulatory guidelines you are required to meet. Join IDERA’s David Terry to understand the different options for setting up audit configurations and aligning to regulatory guidelines to make your SQL Server audit processes more effective.

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05/07/2019
01 PM CT
Online
Why Your Data Management Strategy Isn't Working (And How to Fix it)

Despite good intentions, data management strategy and practices are coming up short in the majority of organizations. This is often due to many factors that are attributable to low data maturity and misalignment with business objectives. IDERA’s Ron Huizenga will discuss a number of misconceptions and behaviors that limit effectiveness, as well as how to overcome them. This will enable you to identify and implement the necessary changes to achieve business alignment and derive maximum value from your data management strategy and practices.

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05/08/2019
09 AM CT
Online
IDERA Live | Mitigating Data Risks from Cloud to Ground

While some of your data and compute assets may remain in your on-premises datacenter, the inevitable migration to the cloud will introduce risks that you must manage. The resulting complex, hybrid environments raise the stakes for performance management, security, compliance, and data governance. You may feel like you’re heading straight into a storm! Database professionals must meet business goals while handling multiple responsibilities, and need easy-to-use tools to improve productivity and reduce risk. Join IDERA’s Rob Reinauer to learn how IDERA database tools simplify the management of on-premises, hybrid, and cloud deployments and mitigate the added data risks cloud environments can introduce.

Speaker: Rob Reinauer is currently Director of the SQL Product Management group at IDERA in Austin Texas driving the definition and production of IDERA’s industry leading SQL Server management, optimization and DBA productivity tools. Previous to IDERA, Rob was Product Unit Manager of the Microsoft SQL Server Engine Development organization driving SQL’s Mission Critical initiatives, around High Availability, Virtualization, Data Replication and Security, General Manager of the SQL Systems Engineering organization and System Architect in the Microsoft Azure SQL DW development group as well as Research Group leader for the MS / Barcelona Supercomputer Center Hadoop Scalability project.

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05/08/2019
10:15 AM CT
Online
IDERA Live | Working with Complex Data Environments

Companies are expanding their systems beyond relational databases to incorporate big data and cloud deployments, creating hybrid configurations. Database professionals have the challenges of managing multiple data sources and developing queries against diverse databases in these complex environments. IDERA's Senior Product Manager, Lisa Waugh will discuss the best approach for dealing with the growing challenges of having data reside on different database platforms with Aqua Data Studio.

Speaker: Lisa Waugh is a Senior Product Manager at IDERA Software for the Aqua Data Studio database IDE tool. She has over 15 years of database industry experience, including speaking engagements and presentations on database tools and technologies, and enjoys defining the direction for database development solutions.

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05/08/2019
11:30 AM CT
Online
IDERA Live | 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)
- Alignment with Business Strategy

Speaker: Ron Huizenga is the Senior Product Manager of Enterprise Architecture and Modeling at IDERA. Ron has over 30 years of business and IT experience across many different industries including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and transportation. His hands-on consulting experience with large-scale data development engagements provides practical, real-world insights to enterprise data architecture, business architecture, and governance initiatives.

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05/08/2019
12:45 PM CT
Online
IDERA Live | The DBA Quit and Now You're It: How to Survive

The only DBA at your company just quit and your boss storms into your office and says "You do data stuff - you're our new DBA!" Congratulations, I guess? You may have been a report developer or data developer but you're a DBA now - what should you do? Join Matt Gordon as we walk through a checklist for your first few days as a DBA. We'll make sure the security basics are handled, we'll make sure backups and maintenance are squared away, we'll make sure you know and understand how your server is performing, and we'll make sure this accidental promotion becomes a path to learning and growth and not sleepless nights and panic attacks.

Speaker: Matt Gordon is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and has worked with SQL Server since 2000. He is the leader of the Lexington, KY PASS local group, a frequent community speaker, and speaker at PASS Summit 2017 and 2018. He's also an IDERA ACE in this year’s class! His original data professional role was as a database developer, which quickly evolved into query tuning work that further evolved into being a full-fledged DBA in the healthcare realm. He has supported several critical systems utilizing SQL Server and managed dozens of 24/7/365 SQL Server implementations. He currently utilizes that real world experience as a data platform consultant helping clients design solutions that meet their ever-changing business needs.

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05/08/2019
02:00 PM CT
Online
IDERA Live | Understanding SQL Server Compliance both in the Cloud and On Premises

Every industry has its own regulatory compliance guidelines. On top of that, if you want to collect credit card information you must be PCI compliant. If you are trading on a Stock Exchange you must be SOX compliant. If you gather information on EU Members, you must be GDPR compliant. The list of regulations can be lengthy for an organization and some of those regulations may conflict with each other. With more companies moving to the cloud, it is even more important to review your compliance processes. With this session, we will explore the complex world of regulations and how that applies to how you collect and maintain your data.

Speaker: Kim Brushaber is the Senior Product Manager for ER/Studio Business Architect at IDERA. Kim has over 20 years of experience as a Business Analyst, Software Developer, Product Manager and IT Executive. Kim enjoys working as the translator between the business and the technical teams in an organization.

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05/08/2019
3:15 PM CT
Online
IDERA Live | Leverage the Query Store for Better SQL Server Performance

SQL Server’s Query Store, since its introduction with SQL Server 2016, is becoming better utilized by database administrators to review the history and performance of SQL queries. The Query Store collects useful information for SQL queries such as run time statistics and execution plans for analysis and reporting. Join this session with Bullett Manale to learn more about how the Query Store works, how to configure it, and how IDERA’s SQL Diagnostic Manager can leverage the Query Store to improve the performance of SQL queries.

Speaker: Bullett Manale is IDERA’s Director of Sales Engineering, has been working in technology for over 25 years. Starting as a tech support technician for Iomega supporting their backup software, he has since been a technical trainer and consultant for Deloitte, a sales engineer at Centerbeam, and a project manager at Shell Oil Company.

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05/08/2019
4:30 PM CT
Online
IDERA Live | Monitor the Performance of Multiple-Platform Databases in the Cloud

As organizations migrate databases to the cloud, this creates new challenges. Database administrators are concerned with moving data to the cloud without impacting application performance, determining the best database-specific settings, ensuring that databases are being correctly maintained without access to the full underlying infrastructure, configuring for high availability and disaster recovery, balancing performance and cost, and minimizing the learning curve. Join IDERA's Bill Ellis to learn how to monitor the availability, health, and performance of multiple-platform databases in the cloud and on-premises to ensure end-user satisfaction with Precise for Databases.

Speaker: Bill Ellis is a Sales Engineer for IDERA. Some of his favorite quotes are “time is the currency of performance” and “every significant business transaction interacts with the system of record.” While recognizing the importance of availability and backups, Bill is most motivated by optimization. Completing work faster via processing efficiency is intriguing. Bill has worked with the Precise solution set for several years. Most of all, he enjoys helping people.

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06/18/2019
01 PM CT
Online
Lean Data Modeling for any Methodology

With changes in software development methodologies, the role of the data modeler has changed significantly. In many organizations, data modelers now find themselves on the outside looking in, relegated to documentation “after the fact” rather than active participation in database design where the true value is added. Some organizations using Agile practices have incorrectly dismissed the importance of data modeling, often with disastrous results.

IDERA’s Ron Huizenga will discuss how to adopt a lean data modeling approach that is compatible with agile and all other methodologies. This session also features a case study in which data modeling was introduced part-way through a major initiative that would have failed otherwise, highlighting metrics that illustrate the contrast when utilizing a lean approach and skilled data modelers versus a development-only approach.

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