Keynotes, General Sessions & Panels

SQL Server Live! Panel Discussion: SQL Server is Dead, Long Live SQL Server!


11:00am - 12:00pm

Bradley Ball

Sr. Azure Engineer for the Azure FastTrack CXP PG


Joseph D'Antoni

Principal Consultant

Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting

Thomas LaRock

Manager, Data Engineering


Karen Lopez

Data Evangelist, Space Enthusiast, & NASA Datanaut

Jen Stirrup


Data Relish Ltd

Wherever you look, there seems to be some kind of "relational databases are dead" story. We know that SQL Server isn't dead, heck it's not even sleeping. SQL Server is constantly changing and adapting while still providing a consistent, proven platform for Enterprise database needs. But we also know that SQL Server is not the only tool people are using to satisfy their data requirements.

Our panel of speakers have a few things to say on this matter. They are data professionals with deep experience inside, and outside, the world of SQL Server. Attend this panel discussion and learn more about how, and why, SQL Server has changed over the years. Bring your questions, too, as the discussion is meant to help you understand how SQL Server fits inside the larger Microsoft Data Platform.