Imagine running an Azure service on-premises or in another cloud…too good to be true? No! With Azure Arc-enabled Data Services, you can run Azure-managed data services anywhere! Bringing a managed offering into the infrastructure of your choice brings benefits such as built-in services like high availability, automatic backups, and point-in-time restore; an always-current database engine; and consistent database features and administration across environments. Join this session to learn the architecture of Arc-enabled Data Services, how to run SQL Managed Instance on it, and common use cases for this exciting new offering!


Nikita Takru is a product manager for Microsoft’s Azure Data team. At Microsoft, Nikita works on Azure Arc-enabled Data Services which allows Azure capabilities to be extended to any infrastructure across multicloud, on-premises, and edge environments for customers.

Before joining Microsoft, Nikita graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Computer Science & Business. In college, she was on the board of USC Women in Computing and the LavaLab startup incubator. Besides this, Nikita founded a program called CodeUCan in 2014 to teach coding skills to elementary and middle school children. She was awarded a commendation by the San Jose, California City Council for helping provide digital literacy skills to students in the Bay Area through the CodeUCan program.