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Azure Automation: Your SQL Agent in the Cloud - Taiob M Ali

  • In-Person @ The Motley Fool - 2000 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 21:00 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

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Featured Presentation:

Azure Automation: Your SQL Agent in the Cloud

Taiob Ali, Lead DBA GMO LLC

You want to migrate your on-premise SQL Database to cloud, taking advantage of PaaS offering of Azure SQL Database. Soon you recognize the SQL Agent is not available. You heard the promise of spinning up databases on demand and turn off/dial down when not in use. Do you have time to do this manually each time? Especially on the weekend. Azure Automation comes to rescue. Azure Automation is an Azure service for simplifying cloud management. Using Azure Automation long-running, manual, error-prone, and frequently repeated tasks can be automated to increase reliability, efficiency, and time to value for your organization. In this demo intensive session, I will show you how to setup Azure Automation. I will walk you through a runbook (a compilation of routine procedures and operations), execute the runbook on demand and show how to schedule the same. At the end of this session you will have solid understanding about how to automate Azure services including replacing SQL Agent functionality using Azure automation, and conveniently encapsulate within the common Azure portal experience.

About Taiob:
Taiob Ali, Data Platform MVP, is an accomplished technical leader with a proven record of success. He has spent the last 13 years working with SQL Server and MongoDB platform both on-premise and cloud. His experience includes three major business sectors: finance, e-commerce, and healthcare. Taiob has hands-on experience in managing large database projects including large data migration, complex process design, testing and deployment, performance tuning, long term capacity planning. Taiob is currently working at “GMO LLC” as lead DBA. Focusing on automation, improving and streamlining operational workflow, plan and prepare for cloud migration. He is a regular speaker at local and virtual PASS chapters, SQL Saturdays and Azure conferences

Regular Meeting Details

PASSDC meets the second Thursday of each month at the Motley Fool in Alexandria, Virginia.

Meetings begin at 6:30pm, and typically last around two hours.


The Motley Fool
2000 Duke street
Alexandria, VA


Metro is your friend; the Motley fool is just a short walk from the King street metro (use the tunnel!).

Note: The building is a secured building and the doors will most likely be locked when you arrive.
We will have someone at the front door to let you in. If you arrive early you will need to wait until 6:30 for us to let you into the building. a phone number you can text for entry between 6:30 pm and 7:30 will be posted on the door.






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Capital Personal Computer User Group ( C P C U G )

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