Haider Raza

Haider has over 25 years of experience pre-dominantly in data. He has designed and implemented multiple greenfield business intelligence applications, data lake and data warehouses. He has worked across industries, across geographies and across customer segments. He is currently working with Microsoft and participate actively in various forums and events talking on topics such as Data strategy, Data Governance, Data Architecture, Data modernisation and Open source database technologies

Haider Raza's Sessions

Mastering Azure SQL PaaS: A 100-Minute Journey from Novice to ExpertSQLBits 2024

Welcome to a comprehensive deep dive into the world of Azure SQL Platform as a Service (PaaS). In this 100-minute session tailored for beginners to intermediate SQL Server professionals, we will embark on a transformative journey, transitioning you from a novice to a hero in Azure SQL. Whether you have limited understanding or are new to Azure SQL, this session is your gateway to mastering key concepts, deployment options, and advanced techniques in a condensed, informative, and engaging format. Session Highlights: 1. Introduction to Azure SQL: Overview of Azure SQL: Understand the fundamental concepts of Azure SQL, including its architecture, benefits, and integration with the Azure ecosystem. Deployment Models: Explore various deployment options, including Single Database, Elastic Pool, and Managed Instance, understanding the best use cases for each. 2. High Availability and Business Continuity: Business Continuity: Delve into high availability and disaster recovery features in Azure SQL, such as Geo-Replication, Automatic Failover Groups, and Backup and Restore options. 3. Migration of SQL Server to Azure SQL: Assessment and Planning: Learn the essential steps for assessing existing SQL Server databases and creating a migration plan tailored for Azure SQL. Migration Tools: Explore practical migration tools and methods, ensuring a smooth transition from on-premises SQL Server to Azure SQL. 4. Admin Tasks and Performance Optimization: Administering Azure SQL: Dive into administrative tasks such as configuring database file layout, time zones, backup and restore, maintenance tasks etc. 5. Security and Compliance: Data Security: Explore Azure SQL built-in security features Compliance: Discuss compliance standards and practices, ensuring your Azure SQL deployments meet regulatory requirements and industry best practices. Who Should Attend: SQL Server Professionals: Database administrators, developers, and architects seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge in Azure SQL. Beginners to Intermediate: Individuals with little or moderate understanding of Azure SQL, aiming to build a strong foundation and expertise in the platform.

Empowering SQL: Mastering Intelligent Query Processing in 20 MinutesSQLBits 2024

Dive into the heart of database optimization with our 20-minute session on Intelligent Query Processing (IQP) in SQL Server and Azure SQL. In this power-packed talk, we will demystify IQP, the driving force behind accelerated query performance. We'll begin with a quick overview, highlighting the pivotal role of IQP in query optimization and database efficiency. Then, we'll dive into key IQP features focusing on their impacts in real-world.

Managed Instance Link - Seamless migration to AzureSQLBits 2023

We, the cloud solutions architects from Microsoft, will be talking around SQL migration journey from on-prem to Azure SQL in general, taking you through all available Microsoft's migration tools like DMA, DMS, Azure Migrate, ADS, etc, and then focus on migration to Managed Instance using SQL MI Link. You should take away with you the understanding of when to use which tool and how the newly available Azure SQL Managed Instance Link can help you to achieve a minimum downtime migration of on-prem SQL Server to Azure SQL Managed Instance.

The Power of Polybase with SQL - True data VirtualisationSQLBits 2023

Customers would be able to understand what exactly Polybase is, why it's useful, what are the use cases and finally how to use this feature of SQL Server. Polybase have been around for quite some time, since SQL Server 2016, however, the awareness and the way it virtualises the data may not have been understood well for some customers.