The lines between who manages what when it comes to Data Platform technologies is blurring, the traditional role of the DBA is evolving. Are the skills and techniques that we have used over the last decade still applicable or do we need to update our thinking and look at how we manage Data Platforms with a fresh pair of eyes? In this talk, we will cover the Top 7 things that a DBA needs to know in order to manage a modern Data Platform solution. Covering key skills, technologies, and useful applications that mean we can ensure that data is secure and the systems perform at levels that are acceptable for our end users.


John Martin, Sales Engineer SQL Sentry

John (@SQLDiplomat) is a Sales Engineer for SQL Sentry, interacting with existing and prospective customers at conferences and trade shows. He also provides demos and online webinars for existing and future users of SQL Sentry software. Prior to joining SQL Sentry, John worked as a Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft based in the UK, working with a wide array of customers in many different industries that make use of SQL Server and the Microsoft Azure platform.