Azure SQL Database for Business-Critical Cloud Applications

Find out how the new Azure SQL Database model supports your need to build robust cloud apps. The relational database, based on resource governance, offers increased functionality and improved disaster recovery, and that's just the beginning! Join a team of top experts who help you decide which edition is the best fit for your organization and who demonstrate the near-zero administration that makes it easy to develop your applications in the cloud.

In this half-day event, learn how Azure SQL Database new service tiers are designed to support predictable performance and how they enable you to easily scale a database up or down to meet throughput demands and to maximize your budget. Walk through business continuity features to help enable continuous operation of your cloud application and to help protect your data from human errors or data center outages. Don't miss the chance to see how database-as-a-service can provide savings on both capital and operations expenditures!

Course Outline:

  • Service Tiers: Overview
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Predictable Performance
  • Azure SQL Database Benchmark
Instructor Team
Sasha Nosov | Microsoft Principal Program Manager

Sasha Nosov is Principal Program Manager in the Microsoft SQL Server team, responsible for business continuity solutions in Azure SQL Database.

​Jan Engelsberg | Microsoft ​Program Manager

Jan Engelsberg is a Program Manager at Microsoft working in the Microsoft Azure SQL Database team. After focusing on programmability aspects of SQL Server and SQL Database including the T-SQL developer interfaces, he now focuses on performance in the new Service Tiers of SQL Database.

Charles Levine | Microsoft Principal Program Manager

Charles Levine is a Principal Program Manager in the SQL Server Engineering team. In more than 18 years at Microsoft, he has worked on every version of SQL Server since 7.0. Charles was Microsoft's primary representative on the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) from 1996 to 2013 and has served in many roles, including Chairman, Steering Committee, and numerous benchmark development committees, such as TPC-C and TPC-E. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a software developer at Tandem Computers for 12 years. His current focus is performance for Azure SQL Database, the Microsoft SQL database service running in the cloud.

​Bill Gibson | Microsoft​ Principal Program Manager

Bill Gibson is a Principal Program Manager in the Microsoft SQL organization, working primarily on management and development tools for Azure SQL Database. Bill has worked on the design of software development and management tools and repositories, particularly model-based tools and data modeling tools, for more than 30 years. He has been at Microsoft for the last 17 years, in SQL Server and Visual Studio.

​Karthika Raman | Microsoft Senior Product Marketing Manager

​Karthika Raman is a Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager in the SQL Server Product Marketing team. In her more than six years at Microsoft, she has worked on different versions of SQL Server and most recently on Azure SQL Database.

Live Event Details
September 26, 2014
9:00am–1:00pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: SQL Developers

Familiarity with relational databases; experience building cloud apps