Dr. Dani Ljepava

Dani is a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft responsible for product development and business growth of flagship Azure SQL Managed Instance PaaS service. His areas of expertise in Azure SQL domain include high availability, hybrid links, backup and restore, intelligence, monitoring, automatic tuning and user\human interfaces. His experience brings in more than 15+ years of product innovation worldwide starting from Silicon Valley start-ups innovating Internet technologies to enterprise innovation in the intelligent cloud space.

Dr. Dani Ljepava's Sessions

Return ticket from SQL Managed Instance to SQL Server – One-Click Reverse Migration and DRSQLBits 2024

The demo showcases new capabilities of setting up hybrid link from SQL Managed Instance to SQL Server 2022, reverse migrating online, setting up transparent connection routing, and more. You can decide if your primary is either Azure SQL Managed Instance or SQL Server. Use it a Disaster Recovery solution, or for offloading R/O workloads on the secondary. Learn how to take advantage of the best integrated hybrid experience between SQL Server and SQL Managed Instance.

Azure SQL Managed Instance Deep Dive by Microsoft Product GroupSQLBits 2024

Join us for a comprehensive session on Azure SQL Managed Instance. Covering all product areas, from HADR to SQL features, this session is ideal for professionals of any company size. Presented by the product group, you’ll gain insights directly from the team defining the product. Leave with a deeper understanding and actionable insights for your work.

Advancing the DBA's Role in the Cloud: In the Cockpit of Azure SQL Managed InstanceSQLBits 2024

Join us to learn how DBA role has evolved from on-premises SQL Server DBA to Azure SQL DBA and what does it mean to you. You will learn how existing on-premises DBA responsibilities map to new DBA role in Azure, what are the new shared responsibilities in Azure, and opportunities for skill development helping you become Azure SQL DBA superstar.

Modern models of managing database fleets in Azure PaaS.SQLBits 2024

Discover how Azure PaaS offerings can help you improve the overall management of SaaS applications, virtualize your environment and improve the overall management of the solutions at scale.

Azure SQL MI End-to-end Demo Party for DBAs and DevsSQLBits 2023

Join us for a pure, demo-driven journey of a dozen incredible features for Azure SQL Managed Instance showing you the greatest and latest innovations enabling Database Administrators and Developers to achieve more. Whether you’re a DBA, Azure Administrator, Developer, Business Intelligence developer, or of course any other data professional, these demos will show how you can achieve more with the exciting features that are available to you. Some of the topics we will cover are hybrid scenarios, performance and scale, application compatibility, workload modernization, compliance, data mobility/migration & business continuity/disaster recovery - and several more - in this fast-paced, demo-only session.

The Ultimate Freedom of Movement with SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL Managed InstanceSQLBits 2023

In this session we’ll deep-dive into the link feature, a revolutionary new hybrid capability bridging the SQL Server and Managed Instance that provides the ultimate freedom of movement between the two. The feature provides never-before possible hybrid connectivity and near real-time database replication between SQL Servers 2016-2022 and Managed Instance, including industry’s first bidirectional data movement and online failover (Disaster Recovery) between SQL Server 2022 and SQL Managed Instance. You don’t even need to migrate to the cloud to use it – remain running on your existing SQL Server and use the modern Azure services by offloading R/O workloads and analytics to the cloud. When ready to migrate, use it as the best possible minimum downtime migration option in Azure. Need to move back from Azure to SQL Server on-premises, or anywhere else? No problem, use it all in reverse and replicate your online and near real-time from Managed Instance back to SQL Server 2022.

There and back again: SQL Server 2022 <-> Managed InstanceSQLBits 2023

In just 20 minutes you will see a demo of bidirectional database failover between SQL Server 2022 and Managed Instance, using the link feature. The feature provides never-before possible hybrid connectivity and near real-time database replication between SQL Servers 2016-2022 and Managed Instance, including industry’s first bidirectional data movement and online failover (Disaster Recovery) between SQL Server 2022 and SQL Managed Instance Need to move back from Azure to SQL Server on-premises, or anywhere else? No problem, use it all in reverse and replicate your online and near real-time from Managed Instance back to SQL Server 2022.

10 Cool Things about SQL MI SQLBits 2022

In just 20 minutes We are going to entertain you with 10 cool things about Azure SQL Managed Instance that you might not know, but that can be extremely useful