August 2018 Roundup

august 2018 roundup

IT teams are trying to modernise by moving to modern business models such as SaaS or PaaS, but application requirements often delay the transition. If you find yourself in this scenario, there are now a number of options for you to modernise your data platform, while ensuring your environment is functional and supported.

The Extended Security Updates program and Azure Managed Instances provide a safe passage for seamless cloud migration, allowing you to transform at a pace that suits while ensuring another three years of security updates.

If you would like to know more about how you can easily modernise your database platform, contact WARDY IT Solutions today.

Data Platform Modernisation Whitepaper

With SQL Server 2008 nearing end of life, data platform modernisation is on the cards for many organisations. We’ve put together this whitepaper to arm you with the insights you need to successfully tackle what may feel like an overwhelming and complex process. Download whitepaper.

Modernisation Assessment with MAP 

Schedule a complimentary half-day workshop with our Data Platform consultants to map out your modernisation options. During the workshop our consultant will whiteboard potential future state options for your SQL Server environment and explain the process of getting there. Sign up here.

Mistake free planning for SQL Server end of life

Are you running SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2? We’re seeing the emergence of four distinct mistakes organisations are making ahead of the July 2019 deadline. Don’t let your organisation get caught up in an avoidable crisis. This article explains why this issue needs to be tackled now and details the key mistakes to avoid. Read blog post.

Breakfast Session: What SQL Server end of life means for you

We are running a series of breakfast sessions in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide to help organisations understand what end of support means in real terms and how best to prepare.

These sessions are almost at capacity. Register now to secure your place.

5th September, Brisbane – Register here

7th September, Melbourne – Register here

12th September, Adelaide – Register here

21st September, Sydney – Register here

HVCCC completes seamless Oracle to SQL Server Migration

We worked with Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC) to complete a seamless migration of their mission critical systems from Oracle to SQL Server.
HVCCC manages the end-to-end planning, scheduling and live coordination of the supply chain used to export coal from the Hunter Valley region, relying on critical systems for this mammoth coordination task.

Results of the transition include: A vast reduction in database code complexity, a faster and better performing system, a more secure environment and ongoing peace of mind through proactive support.

The actual go-live was excellent and exceeded our expectations. There were no high priority problems reported. Beyond the team which worked on the project, the ongoing Virtual DBA support has been outstanding. They have proactively identified and addressed issues quickly.”

Chris Seysener, CIO, HVCCC

Read the full case study.

We’re Hiring!

We are currently recruiting for a Data Platform Consultant Brisbane. WARDY IT Solutions was recognised in the Cool Company Awards in 2017 and offers a unique set of employee benefits including paid birthday day off, a range of employee discounts, salary continuance and an amazing learning environment with regular nerf gun wars.

If you or someone you know wish to apply for this role, please get in touch via or respond to the Seek ad – we would love to hear from you! Apply now!

Optimise performance with SQL Data Warehouse

This month, Microsoft announced that SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW) serves intelligent performance insights within the Azure portal. SQL DW is a flexible, secure, and fully managed analytics platform for the enterprise optimised for running complex queries fast across petabytes of data. Learn more.

Run the SQL Server 2017 container image with Docker

Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to use Docker to pull and run the SQL Server 2017 container image, mssql-server-linux. Then connect with sqlcmd to create your first database and run queries. Learn more.