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Are your stepping out to the clouds DBAs?

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Webinar review of: Azure Cloud & You: First Steps for the DBA by John Morehouse on 8/7/2019. Morehouse is a consultant with Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting and leader of the Louisville SQL Server / Power BI user group.

The description of the webinar states: “Azure offers up a new world of possibilities for DBAs and we should all strive to learn it…. We will stand up a new Azure virtual machine as well as setup a SQLDB.”

The webinar started out by Morehouse stating “There is no cloud. It’s just someone else’s computer!”. Morehouse then went over details of some wide ranging Microsoft Azure Cloud topics.

Terminology

  • “On Prem”
  • IAAS – Infrastucture as a Service
  • PAAS – Platform as a Service
  • SaaS – Software as a Service
  • AAD – Azure Active Directory
  • ARM – Azure Resource Manager
  • LRS / GRS / ZRS / RA-GRS – Types of storage
  • Resource Groups – Tupperware container of Azure
  • Geograpies/Regions – Aids in getting resources closer to end user

Various ways to use Microsoft Azure cloud

  • VM hosted on IaaS provisions in 15 minutes and grows / shrinks as needed with a reboot.
  • SQLDB is just a database in the cloud that is automatically upgraded, patched, backed up, etc.
  • Managed Instances (MI) – Can’t see OS but can see SQL Server and run SQL agent jobs, etc.

Microsoft Azure cloud command line possiblitilties

  • Powershell
  • Azure powershell
  • Azure command line interface (CLI)

Microsoft Azure cloud mobile app capabilities

  • Start/stop VMS
  • BASH scripts
  • Powershell

Morehouse covers alot of cloud information in the webinar in a short time. I give the webinar ‘Azure Cloud & You’ a thumbs up. Right?

And don’t forget DBAs, here’s a list of several cloud tier trial versions: https://retireddba.com/cloud/


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