Virtual DBA Service Q3 Roadmap

Virtual DBA Service Q3 Roadmap

We developed SQL Beacon™ and MyVirtualDBA™ to underpin our world-class team of DBAs who work on shift, 27x7x365 to support our clients. SQL Beacon™ is an agentless monitoring and alerting engine that polls your infrastructure and SQL Servers to generate notifications for events before they become issues. The data captured by SQL Beacon™ is also […]

SQL Server 2019 Hotlap Sessions

SQL Server 2019 Hotlap

We are proud to announce that we will be delivering the first SQL Server 2019 Hotlaps in Australia! In these free breakfast sessions in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, we will explain how the new version of SQL Server will improve database operations, advance security and compliance and bring advanced analytics to all your data workloads. This is a free […]

Want to upgrade to a modern database environment? Don’t let legacy applications hold you back

Want to upgrade to a modern database environment? Don’t let legacy applications hold you back

With SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 approaching end-of-life, upgrading your organisation’s database environment is front of mind for many IT leaders right now. It’s not just the end-of-support for SQL Server 2008 driving the upgrades either. Many organisations want to modernise their database environment to improve performance, be more cost-efficient, and to have all […]

September 2018 Roundup

September 2018 Round Up

At Microsoft Ignite the Public Preview of SQL Server 2019 was announced. This new version of SQL Server is designed to assist organisations manage the increased volume and variety of data. With this new release of SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 R2 will be five versions old. As one Australian government department recently found out running legacy software not only limits […]

October 2018 QSSUG – Adopting A DevOps Process for Your Database by Steve Jones

steve jones - qssug speaker

We’ve made some changes to the organiser team, venue and date for the Queensland SQL Server User Group. Firstly, Microsoft has finished their renovations which means we can move back to our original venue, Microsoft Brisbane, Level 28, 400 George Street, Brisbane. Secondly, we’ve had to change the date to the first Wednesday of each month. […]

Building a Business Case for Data Platform Modernisation

Building a business case for data platform modernisation

Data platform modernisation is on the forefront of the minds of many IT and business leaders – though some may not express it in those exact terms. As a technical expert, you’re probably thinking about the upcoming end of support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, improving performance and/or moving your data estate to […]

Case Study: HVCC Completes Seamless Oracle to SQL Server Migration for Mission Critical Systems


Executive Summary Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC) manages the end-to-end planning, scheduling and live coordination of the supply chain used to export coal from the Hunter Valley region. HVCCC needed to upgrade their mission critical systems and found the right partner in WARDY IT Solutions to make the change from Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server. At a glance, […]