Centric Consulting Microsoft Data Platform Experts to Explore Cloud Migration and Multi-Platform Monitoring at 2023 PASS Data Community Summit
The PASS Data Community Summit is an annual event for data professionals. While the summit has historically focused on the Microsoft Data Platform, SQL Server, and Azure SQL, this year’s event includes PostgreSQL and other data professionals speaking on a wide range of topics. The summit provides opportunities for participants to meet with peers while learning about the latest data developments through sessions organized into five tracks: Analytics, Architecture, Database Management, Development, and Professional Development.
Speakers Draw Attention to Data Migration and Multi-Platform Monitoring
In addition to being a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Gordon is an active domestic and international speaker within the data community, and he is the Co-Chapter Leader of the Lexington, KY, Data Technology Group on MeetUp. His presentation, “Migrating your Data to the Cloud,” will help data professionals navigate their data migration projects.
“The initial decisions in a data migration project can be overwhelming,” Gordon said. “It’s hard to know exactly what data to migrate, where to put it, and how to put it there. I’ll be walking my audience through the many tools that are available to help them so their projects can go as smoothly as possible.”
Gordon also will be participating in a panel discussion titled, “Cloud Migration: The Good, the Bad, and How to Plan for Success.” The panel features several leading cloud migration experts discussing the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of cloud migration projects past and present, and essential factors for a successful cloud migration
Higginbotham will participate in a discussion titled “Managing the Challenge of Multi-platform Monitoring” with Chris Kerswell, Solution Engineer at software company Redgate, on the challenges of multiplatform database solutions.
“Databases are becoming more and more complex as the amount of data grows,” Higginbotham said. “We’ll be talking about tools that are internal to cloud providers, like Azure SQL Insights, as well as external, third-party tools like Redgate SQL Monitor. We’ll discuss considerations when managing multiple database types across different platforms, the pros and cons of build vs. buy, how to balance the trade-off between depth and breadth in your monitoring approach, and how to stay on top of what’s happening on your servers so you can proactively mitigate risk.”
More About Our Speakers
Matt Gordon has worked with SQL Server since 2000. His original data professional role was in database development, which quickly evolved into query tuning work that further evolved into being a database administrator in the healthcare realm. He has supported several critical systems utilizing SQL Server and managed dozens of 24/7/365 SQL server implementations. As a consultant, he works with companies of all sizes to migrate to the cloud, make their data estate operate efficiently, and find the right tools and solutions within the Microsoft Data Platform.
Joshua Higginbotham has worked in various roles, including software development, database administration, and business intelligence. He’s an active speaker within the data community and the Co-Leader of the Louisville, KY, Data Technology Group on MeetUp.