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I've got some great webinar and video content queued up for you in January 2017! The webinars cover two topics that are very hot these days: Azure Data Platform architecture (in two parts) and Docker Containers on Windows.
What is a Container?
A container is, in some ways, like a virtual machine and in some ways like a named instance of SQL Server. In this session, we’ll explore the technical foundation of containers and the emerging uses of containers with SQL Server. While containers are old hat on Linux, and the only way to reproduce the behavior of multiple instances on a single machine, they offer a variety of benefits on Windows too. For example, they are extremely fast to create, invoke, and run - and they are licensed differently. We'll also show how the WinDocks solution compares to Microsoft's and, of course, other technical benefits offered by containers.
Click Here to Register for the Webinar: Intro to SQL Server and Containers
Our speaker is Paul Stanton, co-founder of WinDocks, a provider of an independent port of Docker's open source to Windows. Paul is a former Director at Microsoft involved in early multi-user support for Windows with Citrix, in addition to internetworking initiatives with Cisco, Bay Networks, and Windows NT-based routing. In recent years, Paul was involved in Docker with ActiveState for Cloud Foundry, as well as Red Hat's OpenShift. Paul's team at WinDocks is composed of former Microsoft engineers; their solution focus on container support for SQL Server, and supports all editions of SQL Server 2008 and up on Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2016.
Time to Start Learning Azure Data Management
Adoption of the Azure cloud for data management is on the rise. Even if you don't plan to work on Azure systems, you should know what they can and cannot do. So fill in the knowledge gap with true expert, Gavin Payne, the Head of Digital Transformation at Coeo, a UK-based Microsoft Gold Partner and one of SentryOne's tightest partner firms. Coeo provides consulting and managed services for Microsoft data management and analytics technologies. Gavin's credentials are many; he is both a Microsoft Certified Architect and a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server. He spends his days creating new Coeo services that help customers use digital technologies, such as cloud data platforms and advanced analytics solutions. This man knows his stuff.
We ended up with so much good content, we decided to break the session into two parts. The first part of the topic, aired in a webinar on January 11th, introduced the different cloud services and how they relate to traditional SQL Server services. You can watch the video at SQLSentry.TV. Then, with Part Two on January 25th, we discuss new cloud services for NoSQL (DocumentDB and HDInsight) and delve into how these cloud services can then be used with existing on-premises data platforms to create hybrid solutions – something that’s becoming popular with businesses of all sizes. After viewing these webinars, you'll be able to identify use-cases where the various Azure data platform services will the best method for meeting your IT needs.
I Hope to See You There
Bring your questions and curiosity to these upcoming webinars. I hope to see you there! And as always, I'd like to hear if you have any other topics you'd like to see covered in an upcoming webinar.