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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!

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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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Stéphane Haby

SQL server security pre-conference @SQL Pass Summit 2018 in Seattle

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After long hours of flights, Christophe Cosme and I finally arrived in Seattle at the SQL PASS Summit 2018. We picked up our badge and bag and now we are ready to begin… This first day for me started with the pre-conference about SQL Server Security with Denny Cherry. Many topics were discussed like: Network Designs (such as public IP vs. Private IP) Firewall configurations (such as Network Design between Public network, Internal network and…

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Stéphane Haby

SP2 for SQL Server 2016 is available with new helpful DMVs

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Last month (April 24, 2018), the Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2016 was released and distributed. This Service Pack has new DMVs, already available in SQL Server 2017 RTM. In this article, I will just write few words about 2 DMVs (sys.dm_db_log_stats & sys.dm_db_log_info) and a new column (modified_extent_page_count) in the DMV sys.dm_db_file_space_usage that I presented during our last event about SQL Server 2017. I think they are really helpful for DBA. It’s also…

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Stéphane Haby

SQL Server Security: Are your databases ready for the GDPR?

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The GDRP (General Data Protection Regulation), voted in 2016, will be applied in the European Union soon (May 25, 2018). We heard a lot of this new directive. The goal is to improve the protection and confidentiality of personally identifiable information for every European citizen. Quid of Switzerland? Read the article of Gregory here. A personal data is information that identifies a natural person, directly or indirectly. It can be a name, a photograph, an…

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