Azure SQL Database - Where is my SQL Agent?

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Agenda:
6:00-6:30 - Networking and Appetizers - you can buy your own drinks and dinner from the bar if you like or just enjoy water and appetizers provided by our sponsor.
6:30-6:45 - Greetings and Announcements
6:45-8:00 - Feature presentation
8:00-9:00 - Questions and discussions

We are an informal group so the times may vary a bit from the schedule and please feel free to arrive anytime from 6:00 on and leave when you need to leave.

Here is this month's featured presentation:

Azure SQL Database - Where is my SQL Agent?

You migrate your on premise SQL Database to cloud, taking advantage of PaaS offering of Azure SQL Database. You heard the promise of spinning up databases on demand and being able to scale up resources during high peak and scale down when not in use. You also want to make sure you are performing integrity checks, index defragmentation and statistics update when necessary. There is no SQL Agent so how do you automate your jobs? Do you have time to do this manually each time? No. There are different options available to automate these long-running, manual, error-prone, and frequently repeated tasks to increase reliability, efficiency.

In this demo intensive session I will show you different options on how to automate these tasks. Some of these solution using on-prem infrastructure or services in Azure which are conveniently encapsulate within the common Azure portal experience.

At the end of this session you will have solid understanding about how to automate SQL Server Maintenance tasks including replacing SQL Agent functionality with multiple options.

About Taiob Ali

Taiob Ali, an accomplished technical leader with proven record of success. He has spent the last 13 years working with SQL Server and MongoDB platform both on premise and cloud. His experience includes three major business sectors: financial industry, e-commerce and healthcare. Taiob has hands on experience in managing large database projects including large data migration, complex process design, testing and deployment, performance tuning, long term capacity planning.

Taiob is currently working at “GMO LLC” as lead DBA. Focusing on automation, improving and streamlining operational workflow, plan and prepare for cloud migration. He is a regular speaker at local and virtual PASS chapters, SQL Saturdays and Azure conferences..