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SQL Server Showdown (EDMPASS July 25, 2013)

Next week I will have the pleasure of presenting for my local PASS Chapter (EDMPASS) on a new presentation I have put together called: SQL Server Showdown.

This is a presentation that I will be giving at the PASS Summit this year in Charlotte.

Below is the abstract for this presentation.

If you are a member of a PASS Chapter or SQL Server User Group and are interested in getting a “sneak-peak” at this presentation before the PASS Summit please feel free to drop me a line and we can try and setup a meeting 🙂

SQL Server Showdown

If you are feeling pressure to get into the cloud but don’t know where to start, you are not alone. Microsoft has offered some form of “cloud” SQL since 2010, but many DBAs and developers are still in the dark about what the cloud really offers. This introductory session will give you an understanding of the different SQL Server platforms available and what they can do for you, turning any fear and uncertainty you might have had into confidence and excitement.

We’ll begin with a review of the three SQL Server platform offerings:

• Traditional “out of box” SQL Server

• Windows Azure SQL Database

• Windows Azure VM-hosted SQL Server

We’ll compare the platforms against each other, going over the pros and cons of each, and then work through some use cases and demos on how each offering can help you meet the needs of your business. We’ll see that the cloud platforms need not be seen as replacing traditional “out of box” SQL Server deployments but rather as additional weapons in your arsenal.


Enjoy!! (Follow me on Twitter: @ColinStasiuk)

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