May’s RDX Insights Series webinar was Migrating On-Premises Databases to Amazon RDS. Hosted by RDX VP of Delivery Strategies and Technologies, Chris Foot, the presentation covered the entire Amazon RDS cloud migration life-cycle from initial analysis to final migration.
This month, RDX’s VP of Delivery Strategies and Technologies, Chris Foot, and RDX Azure Expert, Jim Donahoe, teamed up to present Microsoft SQL Azure Overview and Demo.
During the webinar, Chris and Jim took a deeper look at some of Azure SQL DB’s most popular and interesting features in addition to how the product differs from its on-premises and IaaS counterparts. They also covered a wide range of topics from purchasing and provisioning to geo-replication, sharding and advanced automations.
The presentation concluded with a demo from Jim explaining how to:
Deploy a DBaaS instance
Configure a DBaaS firewall
Configure resource locks
Use Query Performance Insights(QPI) to analyze DBaaS workloads
Perform failover group configurations and use cases
If you missed yesterday’s webinar, you can view a copy of the slides on SlideShare.
You can also get access to the live recording of the presentation here.
Join our mailing list for updates about future RDX Insights Series presentations by emailing email@example.com.
October’s RDX Insights Series presentation was an updated version of May’s Microsoft Business Intelligence Overview and Power BI demo. This month, RDX’s VP of Delivery Strategies and Technologies, Chris Foot, and Product Manager of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, Jeremy Frye, teamed up to present:
An overview of the Microsoft BI product suite
Advantages of using Microsoft’s BI products
A Power BI demo and how it integrates with SSIS/SSAS/SSRS
How to use Power BI to capture, model, transform and analyze key business metrics
If you missed this presentation, you can view and download a copy of the slides on SlideShare.
You can also view our video recording below:
Next month’s RDX Insights Series presentation will be a Microsoft SQL Azure Overview and Demo. We’ll discuss the monitoring, performance, security and availability features available within Azure in addition to how Azure environments differ from their on-premises counterparts. The presentation will conclude with an Azure demo from one of our SQL Server Azure experts, Jim Donahoe.
You can join our mailing list for updates about future RDX Insights Series presentations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out RDX’s September RDX Insights Series webinar, Secrets for Successful Regulatory Compliance Projects. This month we teamed up with industry-leading auditing and compliance firm, MegaplanIT, to present an overview of the most popular industry standards and regulatory requirements available and a deeper dive into AICPA SOC 1, SOC 2 and PCI compliance. We also featured a case study of RDX’s PCI and AICPA SOC 1 and SOC 2 compliance projects to provide attendees with a set of implementation and ongoing adherence best practices.
Check it out to learn which industry standard is best suited for your business needs:
A copy of the presentation can also be viewed on SlideShare.
Next month’s RDX Insights Series presentation will be an encore of May’s Microsoft Business Intelligence Overview and Power BI Demo. We provide an overview of Power BI, SSIS, SSAS and SSRS and how the products integrate with each other. The webinar continues with a detailed discussion on how to use Power BI to capture, model, transform, analyze and visualize key business metrics. We’ll finish with a Power BI demo by RDX BI Team Manager, Jeremy Frye, who will highlight some of its most beneficial and interesting features.
If you are interested in signing up for October’s presentation, please email email@example.com.
One of RDX’s highest priorities is ensuring that our customers’ environments are being administered by the best database and operating system specialists in the country. Because of our continued growth, we have to recruit new talent frequently. We are also committed to helping those who fought for our country find sustainable careers after they complete their military duties. RDX currently has several veterans on staff that have all provided valuable attributes to our team. “RDX is dedicated to finding the best talent in the industry with the discipline needed to help solve our customers’ toughest challenges. We’ve been impressed with the expertise, work ethic and customer support skills our veterans on staff bring to RDX, and we are honored to participate in the furtherance of their career paths,” said RDX CEO, Buddy Flerl.
To further our mission of helping veterans succeed, RDX recently attended CareerLinks’s Pittsburgh Matchmaker 2.0 Recruitment Event, which gave local veterans Priority of Service to all vendors in attendance. “RDX is looking for hard-working, detail-oriented people who are willing to accept challenges and solve problems with professionalism. As a U.S. Army veteran, I realize that the military provides training and skill sets that develop and reinforce these character traits. When veterans leave active duty and seek to join the civilian work force, they already possess these well-developed character traits and professional skills which can give them a strong foundation to achieve early and prolonged success in nearly any career field. Most veterans are eager to prove what they’re made of and RDX recognizes that veterans are a valuable workforce resource. I feel very fortunate and proud to be a part of the RDX team,” said RDX SQL Server DBA and veteran, Michael Best.
While at the career fair, RDX met with many promising veteran candidates who are looking to jumpstart their IT careers. Due to the event’s success and the excellent support our veteran employees provide to our customer base, RDX plans to attend additional veterans-focused career fairs and extend our commitment to helping our nation’s heroes find competitively-paying jobs with advancement opportunities.
If you’re a veteran interested in learning more about openings at RDX, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Check out RDX’s latest webinar, Cloud’s Hidden Impact on IT Support Organizations. We discuss the differences between cloud and on-premises systems, identify the key challenges associated with switching to cloud DBMS environments and provide proven best practices for making your transition to the cloud successful. You can view and listen to a recording of the presentation below:
The SlideShare version of the presentation can also be viewed here.
Stay tuned for information about our next RDX Insights Series webinar shortly!
If you missed May’s RDX Insights webinar, Microsoft Business Intelligence Overview & Power BI Demo, you can view the recording below. RDX’s VP of Delivery Strategies and Technologies, Chris Foot, and BI Product Team Manager, Jeremy Frye, teamed up to discuss the advantages of Microsoft’s business intelligence product suite and what the future of Microsoft BI looks like. The presentation also features a Power BI demo and a discussion about how it integrates with SSIS/SSAS/SSRS. Check it out:
You can also view a version of the demo only:
Our next RDX Insights presentation will focus on the rising popularity of open source database offerings. If you’re interested in being added to our webinar invite list, please email email@example.com.
We are happy to announce that our blog made Feedspot’s list of top blogs and websites for DBAs! Check out the full list via the link below, and check back often for more DBA tips and best practices on the RDX blog.