Houston Area SQL Server User Group

HASSUG and Houston BI User Group normally meets on the second Tuesday of every month during lunch time.   Occasionally, we will meet at other time, so please watch this page for updates. 


10111 Richmond Ave
Houston, Texas 77042

Next Meeting: Tue, Mar 13 2018

March Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None
RSVPURL: http://meetu.ps/e/DF55Y/w0Zlp/f

Meeting Agenda:

11:30 – 11:45 – Networking & Lunch
11:50 – 11:55 – Announcements
11:55 – 12:55 –
Cloud, Amazon (AWS) and SQL Server: Basics and Beyond by Faheem Ismat


UTC : Tue, Mar 13 2018 16:30 - 18:00
Event Time : Tue, Mar 13 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Mar 13 2018 16:30 - 18:00


10111 Richmond Ave, Suite 100
Houston, Texas

Direction: We will be meeting in Suite 170 which is on the right when you enter the building.

Featured Presentation

Cloud, Amazon (AWS) and SQL Server: Basics and Beyond

Speaker: Faheem Ismat, Lead DBA Marathon Oil

Summary: This session will start with a quick over view of cloud computing fundamentals. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the largest cloud computing platform and SQL Server is one of the top deployed database in Amazon cloud. AWS got two different options for running SQL Server database in its cloud - Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). We will explore both deployment options, discuss their advantages, differences, limitations and suitability for different workloads. We will cover best deployment practices, different methods for migrating SQL Server from on-premise into cloud, connectivity, backup and recovery, performance, Monitoring, HA/DR, compliance, licensing and security.

About Faheem: Faheem Ismat, PMP and Microsoft certified IT professional, working as Lead DBA at Marathon Oil. He has worked as Sr. Software Engineer, Data Integration Lead and Sr. DBA in ADP, Alcon, Allegro and Logix. He is a multi-platform DBA (SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, ...) and got expertise in application and data integration, HA/DR, performance tuning, migration/consolidation and securing data in rest and transit states. His past presentations at SQL Saturday and HASSUG were focused on SQL Server data security features (data masking and encryption), usage of Service Broker for live data transfer across different domains (on-premise and cloud).



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