Upcoming sessions at Microsoft Ignite and PASS Summit


The next week of November is going to be an action packed week for me with two back to back conferences: Microsoft Ignite 2019, Orlando, Florida and PASS Summit 2019, Seattle, Washington.

Below are the sessions that I will be delivering at Microsoft Ignite.

Mission critical performance with SQL Server 2019 – In this session, my colleague, Kevin Farlee, and I will be talking about the various performance and scale improvements that SQL Server 2019 will be delivering at a great price performance that lets you run SQL Server 2019 with the best TCO for your Tier-1 workloads.

Azure SQL Database Edge – Overview – In this session, my colleague, Sourabh Agarwal, and I will talk about the new innovations we are bringing to the edge for ARM64 and x64 with Azure SQL Database Edge. We will also talk about some of the scenarios where Azure SQL Database Edge helped make our customers successful in their IoT applications.

Azure Arc: Bring Azure Data Services to On-Premises, Multi-Cloud and Edge – In this session, James Rowland Jones and I will walk you through the Azure Arc announcements and show you deployments of our data services on Azure Arc.

If you are going to Ignite and are interested in Data, then we hope to see you at our sessions.

At PASS Summit, I will be deliver another session on Azure SQL Database Edge which will talk more about how you can “Develop once, deploy anywhere” with our edge database offering.

Looking forward to see the #SQLFamily at PASS Summit and Microsoft Ignite.

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Upcoming PASS Summit 2016


PASS_2016_200x200[1] It’s that time of the year again when data professionals across the world converge at Seattle for one of the largest gatherings of data professionals around the world. This is one week of deep technical sessions delivered by community experts, MVPs and Microsoft engineers. With such a high concentration of data professionals around the world, you cannot discount the phenomenal networking opportunities at the event.

PASS Summit is the must-attend conference for all data professionals. There is a wealth of learning, connections, and immediate solutions gained in 3+ jam-packed and inspiring days. And possibly one of the largest congregation of data professional in the world with over 4000 attendees. Our Corporate Vice President, Joseph Sirosh, will talk about Cloud Intelligence Innovations during his keynote session on Day 1. David DeWitt, a very familiar face at PASS summit and in the community, will talk about Data Warehousing in the Cloud during his keynote session on Day 2.

The SQL Server Tiger Team (@mssqltiger) will be delivering sessions, will be at the clinic and is eager to hear from SQL Server customers. I published a blog post which is a summary of what the Tiger team will be upto at the PASS Summit.

Parikshit and I will be delivering a session on Always On enhancements and how it would help monitor, support and troubleshoot your environments better and even make your critical environment more reliable and available!

My session at PASS Summit

Session: SQL Server Enhancements that Keep Your Environment Always On
Speaker: Parikshit Savjani, Amit Banerjee
Session Code: DBA-313-M
Session Date: October 27th
Session Time: 1:30PM – 2:15PM PST
Level: 300
Duration: 75 minutes
Room: TCC Tahoma 5

What you can expect: SQL Server Always On Availability Groups provides a number of out-of-the-box enhancements in SQL Server 2012, 2014 and 2016 which helps analyze common issues with relative ease. Attend this session to find out more about how the new enhancements can be leveraged to improve reliability, reduce manual effort and increase uptime. This session will also do a deep dive using demos of the new visualizations available for common scenarios leveraging the new diagnostic and supportability improvements that were added. As a bonus, we will show you new visualizations and data analysis techniques for common issues that you face in your Always On environments.