Why Azure is a great DBaaS platform for MySQL, PostgreSQL and NoSQL for Developers

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When you think of Microsoft, chances are you think of SQL Server. Do you also think of fully managed MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and NoSQL DBaaS? During this session you will find out why you as a developer should. Microsoft is committed to open source and is in fact one of the most active contributors to the open source community. In this session we will share why Azure is a great DBaaS Platform for all your open source and NoSQL database needs. So that you can focus on building the best modern applications for your company and your customers.


Patrik Bihammar

Azure Open source DBaaS @Microsoft

I am a personable and results oriented business leader, empowering our customers and partners to transform and achieve more through digital and cloud transformation leveraging the Microsoft Azure Cloud. 20+ years experience in the IT Industry in regional and local roles across APAC, Australia, the UK and Europe with Microsoft, HPE and IDC spanning technical, marketing and business leadership roles. I hold a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Computer Science and Marketing.

Brian McKerr

GBB Technical Specialist OSS Databases at Microsoft

As a Senior IT Trusted Advisor, I have both the vision and the ability to foster and develop close working relationships with business and technical stakeholders to aid collaboration and solve complex business problems. Ability to work at varying levels of detail from high level architecture to low level aspects of component design Exceptional communications skills to convey complex information in simple terms able to be understood by non-technical audiences at all levels, including C-level executives. Multi disciplined I.T. experience, across a range of industries. Ranging from SMB to Enterprise. Including : Australian Energy Markets, Airline, Local Government, Manufacturing, Entertainment & Consulting.

Ben Griffin

Azure Technical Specialist - Global Black Belt (Open Source Software) at Microsoft

I am an Open Source Software, Technical Specialist in the Microsoft Azure Global Black Belt team, based in Australia & New Zealand. My job is to ensure that customers, partners and Microsoft teams get the maximum benefits of running Open Source Software on Microsoft Azure.

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