T-SQL Tuesday #103 – Azure SQL Database – Challenges, Pros and Cons, Issues

Invitation from Bjorn Peters.

Write what you think about Azure SQL Database

So this is my call for the June 2018 TSQL Tuesday:
Tell me/us if you or your company has already started testing of Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Managed Instance or if you’re already using it.
Tell us all about it:

  • What was your migration tool?
  • How did you plan that migration?
  • Were there any assessments before the migration?
  • Which problems occurred during your test-phase?
  • Which problems occurred during your migration?
  • Was there any automation around the migration?
  • Which scripting language was used for what? Powershell or Azure CLI?
  • Is there any automation right now during normal operation?
  • Any issues, special requirements or anything else around using Azure SQL Database?
  • How do you monitor the database?
  • How do you do database maintenance?
  • Do you use the builtin tuning options?

Simply write about all of your experiences with Azure SQL Database or Azure Managed Instance. Even if you don’t see a future for Azure SQL Databases write about it everything is welcome!

T-SQL Tuesday #089 – The times they are a-changing

Invitation and roundup from Koen VerBeeck.

This months topic is inspired by the blog post Will the Cloud Eat My DBA Job? by Kendra Little. Technology has changed a lot in the past years, especially with cloud/globalization/automation. What an impact has this had on your job? Do you feel endangered? Or do you have more exciting features/toys to work with? Do you embrace the change and learn new skills? Or do you hide in your cubicle and fear the robot uprising? Let us know how you handle all these changes, or how you feel there are no changes at all for your current job. I’m looking forward to learn how you feel about the future of data management/analysis and how you plan to deal with it.

T-SQL Tuesday #082 – To the Cloud… And Beyond!

Invitation from Jeffrey Verheul.

When Adam asked me if I wanted to host another T-SQL Tuesday, I immediately knew a topic I wanted to talk about: The cloud, and (if you want to) specifically about Azure SQL database.

Last time we blogged about the cloud was back in december of 2013, when Jorge Segarra hosted this monthly party. Since then, “the cloud” (to use that buzz-word again) has changed a lot, and I think the possibilities are endless nowadays.

The reason I would like to see you all blog about this topic, is that I’m working with Azure SQL databases a lot now since I switched jobs in December. Currently I’m working for a small start-up that has a cloud-first focus. This means the main (if possible) host for our (data)platform is Azure. And although hosting our platform in Azure makes it easier for us to scale parts of that platform, it also gives us new challenges to overcome. And I’m probably not the only one with that experience…

So with that said, I would like to give you the opportunity to blog about the cloud, in the broadest sense that you can imagine. I’m imagining really interesting blogs about migrating to the cloud, missing features in Azure SQL database, how you’re determining the cause of and solving performance problems, etc. Please surprise us all with your view on the cloud.

T-SQL Tuesday #048 – Cloud Atlas

Invitation and roundup from Jorge Segarra.

Cloud. It’s the juggernaut buzzword in IT for the last couple of years now. By now you’ve surely been exposed to some aspect of it: Azure Virtual Machines, Windows Azure SQL Databases, Amazon EC2, Rackspace, etc. At this point in the game the cloud solutions are fairly mature and constantly evolving to better serve their customer base.

This month’s topic is all about the cloud. What’s your take on it? Have you used it? If so, let’s hear your experiences. Haven’t used it? Let’s hear why or why not? Do you like/dislike recent changes made to cloud services? It’s clear skies for writing! So let’s hear it folks, where do you stand with the cloud?