October 2017 Roundup

October 2017 Roundup

One of the things I love about my role is the ability to meet with customers throughout the APAC region, gain a deep understanding of their business and demonstrate to them how easily data can be used to improve business outcomes. Irrespective of location and size, they are all faced with the challenge of how they can unlock the value in their business data.

So if you are facing this challenge in your organisation, why not let us assist you deliver real business outcomes from your data just like we did for Multicultural Development Australia.

To wrap up, here are my top picks for October:

Five things you’ve been told about Oracle that just aren’t true

When it comes to database solutions you are likely to have a favourite. A platform that you trained on, have worked with extensively and/or one that, in your mind, is superior to all others. And when it comes to tech giants, chances are you are either in camp Oracle or camp Microsoft. With a fast-changing technology landscape, it’s important to review your assumptions. Check out the five most common myths we hear about Oracle – and why they aren’t true.

Around the clock Microsoft SQL Server support – free for 30 days

Whether your lacking in-house expertise or simply want to free your IT team from the day-to-day challenges of running a Microsoft SQL Server environment, we’d love to show you how amazing our award-winning Virtual DBA service is with a 30-day, no obligation free trial.

Earn your MCSA

The Microsoft Certified Systems Associate (MCSA) credential is widely recognised in the IT industry. Get the skills you need for your exams and set yourself up for success with our instructor led Microsoft Official Curriculum training. We can advise you the different routes to each MCSA certification and recommend the necessary training. View our courses or get in touch today to discuss your training requirements.

Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server Cost Comparison

If you’re running Oracle Database, you may be interested to see how much it would cost you to switch Microsoft SQL Server. We’ve developed a custom cost comparison report so you can calculate your savings with SQL Server 2017. If you’ve already decided that migrating to SQL Server is the best option for you but you’re struggling to get started, sign up for a free 2-day Migration Workshop. Based on your requirements, we’ll whiteboard a high-level infrastructure design with Microsoft SQL Server in mind to help you ensure a successful migration.

Power BI World Tour – Sydney

There’s less that 1 week to go until the Power BI World Tour comes to Sydney! If you managed to get tickets, be sure to stop by our table and say hi. On the first day of the event, our very own Peter Ward will be presenting on how we helped Tasmania’s leading insurance provider, RACT take Power BI from concept to dashboard in less than a week. Register here.

On-premise reporting with Power BI Report Server

Do you want an on-premise solution for reporting today and the flexibility to seamlessly move your reporting investments to the cloud? Power BI Report Server gives your users access to data and insights, and the enterprise reporting capabilities of SQL Server Reporting Service in a modern, on-premise solution. Learn more about Power BI here.

What’s New in SQL Server 2017

SQL Server 2017 represents a major step towards making SQL Server a platform that gives you choices of development languages, data types, on-premise or cloud, and operating systems by bringing the power of SQL Server to Linux, Linux-based Docker containers, and Windows. Learn more about what’s new in SQL Server 2017.

Fastest Database Platform on the Planet

SQL Server 2017 brings to the database market a unique set of features and speed. It is a database engine that is fast, built-in with the power to scale, and even faster when taking advantage of technologies like Columnstore Indexes and In-Memory OLTP. The engine includes automation that adapts to keep you fast and tuned. Find out more about how SQL Server 2017 is the fastest database planet no matter what workload you are running or where you are running it.