April 24, 2018 – Automating routine tasks for the SQL Server data professional

Andy Mallon

Automating routine tasks for the SQL Server DBA

April 24, 2018, 6:00pm

Andy Mallon

Do you want to install a new SQL Server instance in less time than it takes to get a latte at Starbucks?

I’ve worked on teams managing hundreds of SQL Server instances, and tens of thousands of databases. I’ve also been the lone DBA, managing all thing SQL Server with nobody around to help. In both these cases, automation is critical to ensure you can be productive and keep the lights on. It doesn’t matter what scale you work on–if you’re interested in using automation to eliminate routine tasks, this session is for you.

In this session, we’ll walk through the reasons you need to automate, the process you should use in determining what tasks *you* need to automate, and how I approach the automation itself–including picking the right tool for the job.

Speaker Bio

Andy is a Data Platform MVP and SQL Server DBA that has managed databases in the healthcare, finance, e-commerce, and non-profit sectors. He has over 13 years of experience supporting high-volume, highly-available OLTP environments with demanding performance needs.

Important meeting information:

We meet at the offices of Wayfair, upstairs from the Copley Place Mall, at 4 Copley Place, Boston.

Due to building security at our meeting venue, attendees must be registered, and must present a valid photo ID to building security. Directions to the Wayfair offices can be found here.

Typical Meeting Format:

6:00pm – 6:30pm — food / beverages, networking and group discussion

6:30pm – 6:45pm — news, announcements, upcoming training opportunities

6:45pm – 8:15pm — guest speaker presentation