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Manguirish Sardesai, SQL Migration to AWS Cloud; Paul Paiva, Consultant vs. Emp
MAIN (second) PRESENTATION - Manguirish Sardesai Accelerate SQL Server Migration to AWS Cloud TARGET AUDIENCE SQL Server Cloud Community and all the SQL Server DBAs who have Migrated or in process of migration their SQL Servers from On-Premise to the Public Cloud DESCRIPTION With the current adoption of the Public Cloud framework by SQL Server community, more and more enterprises are planning to move from their on-premises servers to the public Cloud. In this presentation, we will discuss different methods and the advantages and disadvantages of using each method. Look out for the surprises and pitfalls to avoid as we venture into the process. BIO Manguirish is a AWS Professional Cloud Certified DBA with 12 years’ experience in IT Industry specializing in Web Development, Database Development /Administration and Data Reporting. He also undertakes business assessments and does project planning to deliver high-end pragmatic solutions for each client environment. He is currently working as Senior SQL Server DBA at Datavail corporation. When he’s not looking to play with databases, he enjoys traveling to new places and reading fiction literature. You can reach him at ----------------------------------------- FIRST PRESENTATION - Paul Paiva Consultant vs. Employee Which is better - to be an employee or an independent consultant/contractor? Most have worked as a direct hire for a company. At some point you might have been offered a short or long-term contract. This can bring up mixed feelings - it may entail a greater salary, but without benefits and stability. You can learn more skills quickly doing many contracts - but you are perpetually in "job seeking" mode. This presentation will compare the pros and cons of being an independent consultant versus working for a company as their employee. Paul Paiva has been working with SQL Server since version 6.0 in various roles, especially as Production DBA and SQL Developer. He is also the current president of the Boulder SQL group. 90% of his past 20 years as a database professional has been as an independent consultant doing contracts.

Datavail Corporation

11800 Ridge Parkway · Broomfield

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Welcome! We are a community of professionals interested in Microsoft SQL Server database products. Monthly meetings are usually the 3rd Wednesday at 5:30pm. (On occasion they are on Tue or Thu at 5:30)

We cover all topics related to SQL Server, including T-SQL, Production DBA, SQL Development, Business Intelligence, OLAP, SSIS, SSRS, and Service Broker.

This group is for you if you want to network and meet other SQL professionals whose abilities are between beginner to well-seasoned, ask SQL-related questions to other members, learn about job opportunities, and basically give your career a boost.

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This is NOT a group for recruiters - unless you are interested in being a sponsor. This means helping with some of the basic costs for running this group. In return you meet some great people who are passionate about their careers. Please contact me if you are interested in sponsoring in some capacity. Some possibilities: paying for appetizers/drinks at SQL Lunch events, paying for the annual SQL Holiday Networking Social, and paying for pizza at our monthly meetings. In return you are given a 2 minute spotlight to say what you want to the group, meet and chat with people before and after events, and hand out your business cards. THIS IS NOT A GROUP FOR POSTING JOBs - there are plenty of over venues for that. This is a technical group with the promise of being free from job postings.

Paul Paiva


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