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April 2018 - SQL Auditing & SumoLogic

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Welcome to SQL Social.

We regularly meet on the First Wednesday of the Month. If you have a topic you'd like to present then send me a note here and we'll get you scheduled in

Food, Drinks will be provided!

SQL Social brings together Database & BI professionals, industry experts and those with an appetite for learning more about data & information management, in a relaxed atmosphere to network, share ideas, impart knowledge, and have a great time whilst doing so.

We will provide you with plenty of food and drinks for the evening, all thanks to our fantastic sponsors (see below). Networking

At SQL Social, our aim is to give YOU the opportunity to meet with MVPs, well-known speakers, experienced professionals & industry experts and ask them about the data-related topics that matter to you. It is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friendships and find out what is going on in the data industry in Melbourne.

This Month's Speaker and Topic

Alicia Horner - SQL Auditing & SumoLogic

Alicia Horner ( has worked with SQL Server as a DBA for 8 years in both Australia and the UK.

She is currently working as the SQL Technical Lead for a Top 15 ASX company and has previously worked in Managed Services and supporting a UK airline eCommerce system.

She is certified as an "MCSE - Data Platform".

In this session, Alicia will be asking how do you keep your auditors happy? Are you using SQL Auditing on your SQL Instances and if you are, is it a case of set and forget?

SQL Server provides SQL auditing that is easy to enable, but what do you do with that data?

Alicia will show how with SQL Audits and Sumologic (a log analytics and metrics platform that can ingest logs which for further review and analysis), you can use dashboards for visualisations and to schedule queries that can review and alert on logged events.

Lets keep those pesky Auditors at bay with some pretty graphs!

Our Sponsors:

As always, we are very fortunate to our core sponsors on board who will ensure that we are suitably fed and watered. A big thank you to Lobsterpot Solutions and Pluralsight for their ongoing support of this great community event!

LobsterPot Solutions ( is a specialist SQL Server consultancy. Founded in 2008 we specialise in Data Platform and Business Intelligence including Data Warehousing and Reporting technologies. LobsterPot Solutions also has a strong focus on training with most of our consultants being Microsoft Certified Trainers who regularly present at local and international events. This combination allows us to offer advice, mentoring and customised training as part of our standard service offering.

Pluralsight ( is the global leader in high-quality online training for hardcore developers. The revolutionary Pluralsight training library provides developers with instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by industry authorities. See what you can learn at and join the @pluralsight community on Twitter.

See you there!
The Royal Melbourne Hotel
629 Bourke Street · Melbourne
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