Sunil Kamath is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft where he works on Azure Data services. He leads the product management function for OSS database services on Azure and recently helped launch managed MySQL and PostgreSQL service. Prior to Microsoft, Sunil worked at IBM Toronto Labs for over 15 years and held several technical leadership and executive roles in the area of IBM cloud performance engineering, hardware and software co-engineering, and product performance architect for IBM's flagship DB2 distributed database. He earned a M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Alberta.
Azure provides fully managed, enterprise-ready community MySQL and PostgreSQL services that are built for developers and devops engineers. These services use the community database technologies you love and enable you to focus on your apps instead of management and administration burden. In this session, we will walk you through service capabilities such as built-in high availability, security, and elastic scaling of performance that allow you to optimize your time and save costs. We will demonstrate how the service integrates with the broader Azure platform enabling you to deliver innovative and new experience to your users. The talk will cover best practices and real customer examples to demonstrate the benefits and how you can easily migrate your databases to the managed service.
How companies build applications and deploy databases has changed drastically over the last 5 years. Enterprises are moving applications and workloads to the cloud in order to take advantage of flexibility, match resource consumption to actual needs and reduce hardware and software expenses. This panel will discuss the rapid changes occurring with databases deployed in the cloud and what that means for the future of databases, management and monitoring and the role of the DBA and developer.