Introduction to Azure SQL

English Intermediate Data & AI

In this session, we will talk about the basics of Azure SQL, a cloud-based database service that provides all of the features of Microsoft SQL Server with added scalability and flexibility. You will learn how to choose the best deployment option for your workload, whether it is Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, or SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. You will also learn how to compare the purchasing models, service tiers, and hardware configurations that affect the performance and cost of your database. Additionally, you will learn how to use the various management interfaces for Azure SQL, such as the Azure portal, SQL Server Management Studio and Azure Data Studio. By the end of this session, you will have a solid understanding of Azure SQL and how it can help you modernize your data platform.


Javier Villegas

Mediterranean Shipping Company, IT Director - Microsoft MVP Data Platform

Javier Villegas is IT Director (DBA & BI Services) at Mediterranean Shipping Company with 30 years of experience working with SQL Server, Including Azure SQL. His specialization is Administration, Performance Tuning, High Availability and Disaster Recovery. Javier is a Microsoft MVP Data Platform since 2016 and MCT He is a frequent speaker in technical conferences and events such as SQL Saturdays, PASS Virtual Groups, PASS Marathons, 24 Hours SQL PASS , vOpen , GroupBy , Data Saturdays and Azure Global Bootcamps. He is one of the group leaders of SQL Argentina Community and former Microsoft Azure Data Advisory Board Member

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