October 2019 Roundup: Virtual DBA Service Q2 2019 Roadmap, Azure Illuminate, SQL Server 2019, Analytics and BI Trends

October 2019 Roundup: Virtual DBA Service Q2 2019 Roadmap, Azure Illuminate, SQL Server 2019, Analytics and BI Trends

Last week I spent the week in the UK assisting organisations accelerate their journey to Azure with modern data warehouse solutions. Whilst in the UK, I spent the night in Chester. One thing I always enjoy about visiting a new town is walking and discovering the architecture. Chester has a rich history with Roman remains in the city walls as well as a neoclassical architecture. At its core, Architecture is both the process of product planning and design. Data Architecture also follows this principle in the approach to how data is collected and how it is used, stored and managed – without this investment in Data Architecture, a system will not meet the test of time. Azure Data Catalog is a key supporting function for a modern data warehouse to assist with getting greater value from your data assets. If you would like to know more about modernising your data estate then why not explore our Azure Illuminate service to start lighting up your data today!

Virtual DBA Service Q2 2019 Roadmap

We developed SQL Beacon™ and MyVirtualDBA™ to underpin our world-class team of DBAs who work on shift, 24x7x365 to support our clients.

Since implementing the 2019 Q1 roadmap, we’ve been collating feature requests from UserVoice and we are pleased to announce our 2019 Q2 roadmap.

These are just some of the investments that WARDY IT Solutions continues to make to ensure our Virtual DBA service is truly world-class. We encourage you to continue to help drive these investments with feedback on UserVoice. Find out more.

Migrate your SQL Server workloads to the cloud with Azure Illuminate

We are really excited to start delivering our Azure Illuminate program to customers. WARDY IT Solutions’ Azure Illuminate program will allow you to establish a meaningful presence for your SQL Server environment in the World’s leading cloud infrastructure – Microsoft Azure – without needing to perform a full cloud migration.

For a limited time, WARDY IT Solutions can give you access to up to $50,000 funding to assist with your Azure Illuminate implementation. Affordable, quick and empowering for your business – Azure Illuminate ensures that shifting your SQL Server presence to Azure has never been simpler. Take advantage of our Azure Illuminate offer.

5 trends shaping analytics and business intelligence

The Gartner, Inc. report ‘Hype Cycle for Analytics and Business Intelligence, 2019’ reveals five key trends impacting the analytics and business intelligence (BI) market.

The five key trends are:

1. Augmented analytics

2. Digital culture

3. Relationship analytics

4. Decision intelligence

5. Operationalising and scaling

I highly recommend this read for data and analytics leaders.

Unpacking SQL Server 2019

SQL Server 2019 is almost here and the opportunities to modernise through data just got a whole lot more accessible.

Download our eBook ‘Unpacking SQL Server 2019’ to learn more about all the business accelerating features that SQL Server 2019 has to offer and how you can leverage your existing data assets now and in the future.

In the ebook, we outline how SQL Server 2019 focuses on creating a powerful, unified data platform for all your data (structured and unstructured). Download ebook.

The October 2019 release of Azure Data Studio is now available

The October release of Azure Data Studio (formerly known as SQL Operations Studio) is now available.

Download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started.

The key highlights to cover this month include:

– Announcing the Query History extension
– New copy/paste results grid functionality
– Bug fixes

For a complete list of updates, refer to the release notes. Learn more.

An end-to-end process for lifting and shifting your applications to Azure

This month it’s all about migration.

A recent Microsoft blog post outlines how to streamline the migration journey for Microsoft Azure web workloads across your application and relevant databases. By taking advantage of Azure Migrate, the Azure App Service Migration Assistant, the Data Migration Assistant, and Azure Database Migration Service, Microsoft simplifies the migration of your web apps and databases to Azure with minimal or no code changes.

This is a useful guide from Discovery to Optimisation.