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Arnaud Berbier

DevOpsDays 2020 at HEG in Geneva

By | Application integration & Middleware, DevOps, Kubernetes, Technology Survey | No Comments

This 2020 new year began with a really exiting DevOps Event in Geneva. Kubernetes, Helm, Cloud Native, CNCF, CI/CD, Ansible, Terraform,… So much topics around DevOps that was in every people mouth. This confirm that DevOps is a good choice for any retraining 😉 This is effectively the next generation in the IT world. For this second edition, around 300 peoples were attending the event. Thanks to the organizers During the 1st day, I attended…

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Stéphane Haby

One day training @ Microsoft Azure Cloud Workshop

By | Big Data, Cloud, Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, SQL Server, Technology Survey | No Comments

Today, with my colleague Christophe, we follow the Microsoft Azure Training Day: Data and Analytics @ Microsoft Zürich (Wallisellen to be exact). After a presentation of SQL Server 2019, we begin with the First Lab about SQL Server 2019 and new features and we going through intelligent query processing, Data Discovery and Classification for personally identifiable information (PII) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and secure enclave. One of my favorites part of the lab…

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Stéphane Haby

SQL Server 2019: Java in SQL Server hard to believe, no?

By | Development & Performance, DevOps, SQL Server, Technology Survey | No Comments

It has already been a few months that we are testing the next version of SQL Server: SQL Server 2019. I already blogged about a previous version of SQL Server supporting R and Python. With the new version of SQL Server 2019, Java will also be integrated. The Java runtime used is Zulu Open JRE and can be tested from the CTP3.2 of SQL Server 2019 Step 1: The installation Like a lot of people,…

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Nicolas Jardot

AWS re:invent 2018 – Day 5 – Final day

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On Friday, it’s the last day for AWS re:Invent convention in Las Vegas. I didn’t know in advance what to expect because I have to admit that even if I started to use AWS, there is still a lot to learn. And that’s why I personally think working with technology is interesting, it’s always moving and there is always something new to investigate or learn. This morning, I attended a very interesting session about the life of…

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Nicolas Jardot

AWS re:invent 2018 – Day 4

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Thursday morning it’s time for the keynote from Dr Werner Vogels. A big part of the keynote was about databases again. Maybe AWS people knows that there are still lots of DBAs out there! It’s also again a focus on Amazon Aurora (relational), Dynamo DB (NoSQL) and AWS Redshift that are replacing Oracle databases Amazon was using. There was also a focus on how S3 works to maintain the best durability for the data. I’ve seen…

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Nicolas Jardot

AWS re:invent 2018 – Day 3

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On Wednesday morning, this is the big day for AWS re:Invent conference. The day started with a 3 hours keynote from Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS.The keynote covered a lot of different topics: databases, blockchain, machine learning… As most keynotes, it started with some numbers and AWS is still a strong leader on the public Cloud if you look at the market shares, a moment to tackle a bit some known competitors. Then it’s also…

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Nicolas Jardot

AWS re:invent 2018 – Day 2

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Second day in Las Vegas for the AWS re:Invent conference. It was time to travel a little bit around the campus to attend some sessions at the Aria. The planning was still around databases and a bit AWS knowledge. The shuttle service worked perfectly in both directions with a reasonable time travel between the 2 hotels. But with such time travels, you can’t always be in all sessions you would like to see. I started…

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Nicolas Jardot

AWS re:invent 2018 – Day 1

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Yesterday was my first day at AWS re:Invent conference. The venue is quite impressive, the conference is split between 6 hotels where you can attend different types of sessions including chalk talk, keynotes, hands-on labs or workshop. For my first day, I stayed in the same area in The Venetian to make it easy. The walking distance is quite big between some places so it requires to carefully plan the day to be able to see…

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Nicolas Jardot

AWS re:invent 2018 warm up

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The Cloud is now part of our job so we have to get a deeper look on the available services to understand and take best advantage of them. The annual AWS conference re:invent has started tonight in The Venetian at Las Vegas and will last until Friday. Today was a bit special because there were no sessions yet but instead I was able to participate to a ride to Red Rock canyon on a Harley Davidson…

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Stéphane Haby

SQL Pass Summit 2018: SQL Server 2019 features coming soon!

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, SQL Server, Technology Survey | No Comments

It’s the 20th anniversary of the event and the keynote today was amazing (see the blog from Christophe) for different reasons but the more important is that is every time better people. Not only DBA’s but also people using their application connected to the database. Today, one of my focus will be the next version of SQL Server 2019 with the session of Bob Ward, Asad Khan & Amit Banerjee from Microsoft. I already tested…

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