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Join AWS at PASS Data Community Summit 2022

Join us at the PASS Data Community Summit 2022 in Seattle November 14 to 18, and we’ll show you how to accelerate the migration and modernization of your SQL Server workloads.

AWS has a long-standing relationship with PASS Data Community Summit, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this growing community. From our long history in helping customers migrate and transform SQL Server workloads to the cloud, we’re excited to share with the PASS community our experience and latest innovations in databases, infrastructure, analytics, and more.

As a Diamond sponsor this year, we are bringing a full catalog of educational content to the community, such as a hands-on workshop, technical breakout sessions, in-booth deep dive sessions, demos, and an online keynote featuring two of our customer success stories.

Hands-on Workshop: Become a rock star SQL Server DBA on AWS

Attend this full-day pre-conference workshop if you are a SQL Server DBA working with development teams to rightsize, deploy, monitor, and maintain databases in the cloud.

Work with AWS experts to learn how to evaluate, plan, migrate, deploy, and modernize SQL Server workloads on AWS. Learn best practices for building a high availability and disaster recovery architecture on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), discover the benefits of managed services like Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server, and gain practical tips and tricks to work confidently with SQL Server workloads in the cloud. Explore how to modernize your SQL Server workloads and applications to technologies built for the cloud, unlocking innovation velocity.

Bonus: Workshop attendees will get a free book, SQL in a Nutshell, 4th Edition, and will have the opportunity to meet the author during the show.

AWS Keynote: Build a modern data strategy and put your data to work

A modern data strategy can help you manage, access, and scale your data so you can make better decisions, respond faster, and uncover new opportunities. In this keynote, we’ll explore the outcome-driven pathways AWS has designed to simplify SQL Server transformation for organizations like yours. Hear directly from AWS customers (Salesforce and Aeries) on their stories of migrating and modernizing SQL Server workloads, reaping the benefits of the AWS Cloud and unlocking innovation velocity.

Breakout Sessions

AWS subject matter experts will bring a full array of technical sessions to the data community, covering topics such as running self-managed SQL Server on Amazon EC2, reducing undifferentiated heavy lifting with fully managed Amazon RDS, and modernizing to purpose-built cloud databases to accelerate innovation.

SQL Server migration strategies on AWS (Session 2029)

Migrating SQL Server databases to the cloud is a critical part of a cloud journey and requires planning and architectural considerations. This session covers best practices and guidelines for migrating and architecting a hybrid SQL Server architecture on AWS. It also compares various migration methods, including SQL-native backup and restore, data replication strategies, and using AWS DMS and AWS Migration Hub.

What you need to know about SQL Server on Amazon EC2 (Session 2032)

In this session, discover different architectural patterns and dive deep into how to deploy high-performance SQL Server workloads on Amazon EC2. Discover key architectures and configurations at each layer of the stack from storage, compute, and SQL Server configurations. Learn how to achieve near-zero RTO for SQL Server, optimize SQL Server costs, apply best practices for high performance and backups, and use tools such as AWS Migration Hub Orchestrator. Join this session to discover how to architect your mission-critical SQL Server database on AWS.

Strategies for refactoring .NET applications around SQL Server (Session 2035)

As you migrate and modernize SQL Server, you’ll be working with your development team on strategies for refactoring or rewriting applications to take advantage of the agility, elasticity, and availability of the cloud. This session focuses on .NET-based applications powered by SQL Server. Walk through considerations, strategies, and tools available on AWS for developers to modernize applications. Receive tips intended to prepare you to participate in architectural conversations with your development team and business stakeholders.

Cross-Region disaster recovery on Amazon RDS for SQL Server (Session 2030)

For your mission-critical workloads running on Amazon RDS for SQL Server, you need an effective disaster recovery strategy to help you stay up and running if an unexpected event occurs. In this session, dive deep into how to create a reliable cross-Region disaster recovery strategy for Amazon RDS for SQL Server. For your mission critical workloads running on Amazon RDS for SQL Server, you need an effective disaster recovery (DR) strategy to help you stay up and running if an unexpected event occurs. In this session, we will dive deep into how to create a reliable cross-region DR strategy for Amazon RDS for SQL Server.

Conquer database administration using Amazon RDS (Session 2033)

Amazon RDS for SQL Server makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployments in the cloud. Self-managing a database creates a lot of challenges and takes upkeep. In this session, learn how to achieve top-notch database administration with Amazon RDS for SQL Server. Also, get an overview of designing a high availability, disaster recovery, and patching strategy and monitoring on Amazon RDS for SQL Server.

Assess Amazon RDS for SQL Server with AWS Well-Architected Framework (Session 2031)

In this session, learn how to apply the best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective managed database offerings in the AWS Cloud. Walk through the AWS Well-Architected Framework pillars to assess a mock customer database environment in the AWS Cloud, and learn how the prescriptive guidance should be implemented.

Migrating from SQL Server using Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL (Session 2034)

Join this session if you want to learn how to move your SQL Server databases to the cloud. Migrating expensive legacy databases can be time-consuming and resource-intensive. In this session, learn how Babelfish, a new translation capability, enables Amazon Aurora to understand commands written for SQL Server applications. Babelfish can help reduce migration time and the risks of your migration from SQL Server, and you can leave expensive licenses behind to start innovating with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition. Also, discover how you can optimize your migration to take advantage of the performance and scalability benefits Amazon Aurora offers.

In-booth deep dive sessions

To help you make the most of your PASS Summit experience, AWS experts and our partners have also prepared an extensive list of deep dive sessions right in our booth (#401). Stop by and get your chance to win a free book, SQL in a Nutshell, 4th Edition, and a “must-have” AWS T-shirt.

In-depth conversations with AWS experts

Book a meeting with one of our AWS experts to discuss how to start your SQL Server journey to the cloud and map out a plan.

Meet the cloud that runs and modernizes SQL Server best

AWS has helped hundreds of thousands of customers transition their SQL Server workloads to the cloud since 2008, longer than anyone else. Customers continue to choose AWS for migrating and modernizing SQL Server for optimized price performance, license flexibility, ease of use, and innovation to manage, access, and scale their data.

Join us in Seattle and online for workshops, presentations, demos, and technical conversations. We can’t wait to see you there!