Month: October 2017

October 2017 – DBOps – The Old New Thing

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SQL Social: Australia’s Premier Data Networking Event!

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When: 2017/10/11 From 5:45pm – 7:45pm

Where: The Governors Lounge, The Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Cost: Free!

Food & Drinks will be provided.

SQL Social brings together Database & BI professionals, industry experts and those with an appetite for learning more about data & information management, in a relaxed atmosphere to network, share ideas, impart knowledge, and have a great time whilst doing so.

We will provide you with plenty of food and drinks for the evening, all thanks to our fantastic sponsors (see below).


This is not your usual SQL Server User Group event. At SQL Social our aim is to give YOU the opportunity to meet with MVPs, well-known speakers, experienced professionals & industry experts and ask them about the data-related topics that matter to you. It is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friendships and find out what is going on in the data industry in Melbourne.


As we have mentioned at previous events, we want to encourage you to take your first steps as a new speaker. As an incentive, every speaker wiil receive a free 1 month PluralSight subscription as a thank you. We only need a short 10 minute or so session on any SQL Server related topic – from an interesting query technique to an overview of the functionality of a component. Contact us if you’d like to have a go.

This Month’s Speaker and Topic

Sudarshan Narasimhan – DBOps – The Old New Thing

Sudarshan NarasimhanSudarshan Narasimhan is a SQL professional formerly from Microsoft CSS and has worked in various roles including Tech Lead, Database Architect, Engineer and is currently a DBA by trade.

He has authored several KB articles, MSDN blogs and you can find his SQL server musings at In recent times, he has been working on AWS and other relational databases with a focus on database Infrastructure as Code (IAC).

This session will be interactive and is Sudarshan’s take on the changes occurring in the world of a traditional DBA/DB Developer and what skills are now a must have in the new world and how some skills will never go away.

This is DevOps meets DBA, and what he likes to call “DBOps” – a fusion of DevOps and a Database professional.

Come along and let’s talk about Automation, PowerShell, Deployments and of course SQL scripts 😊

Our Sponsors:

Once again we are fortunate to have wonderful sponsors on board who will ensure that we are suitably fed and watered. A big thank you to Lobsterpot Solutions and Pluralsight for their ongoing support of this great community event!

Lobsterpot Solutions:

LobsterPot Solutions™ is an Australian company with staff in Adelaide and Melbourne, offering consultancy and training services around Australia. LobsterPot Solutions specialises in SQL Server, including performance tuning, Business Intelligence, and more.

LobsterPot Solutions is a company of firsts. When the Microsoft Partner Network went live, we were the first company in Australia to become a Gold Competency Partner, the first in the world to gain the Gold Competency in Business Intelligence. Since then we have become the first to have an APS / PDW trainer on staff, and have been involved in training other trainers in the region.

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