Cloudscape podcast episode 9: September 2018

Posted in: Business Insights, Podcasts, Technical Track

Welcome back to another episode of the Cloudscape podcast. In this episode, we are joined by Greg Baker who will be discussing AWS, and Warner Chaves who will be discussing Microsoft Azure. I recently released a special episode of Cloudscape that covered highlights from Google Next, and all of the recent major Google Cloud Platform announcements can be found there.

On Cloudscape Podcast episode nine, Greg and Warner do a great job of running us through the latest news from AWS and Azure and discuss the implications of each. We hear from Greg about T3 Instances, Aurora, ELF and Lightsail. Warner fills us in on the Azure Security Center, SQL Data Warehouse, Management Groups and cost forecasting. We finish off the episode reminiscing about some of the different versions of Windows before chatting about this month’s productivity tip. Be sure to tune in for this and a lot more!

Key points from this episode:

• Microsoft Azure’s venture into the blockchain.
• Amazon’s new T3 Instances.
• Azure’s cost forecasting API.
• The new premium, business tier of Azure DB Managed Instances.
• AWS Aurora’s new serverless offering.
• The new features coming out on Microsoft Azure SQL.
• Amazon Elastic File System and its provisioned throughput.
• The AWS Lightsail announcement.
• The newest developments from Azure Migrate.
• The latest from Amazon’s EKU and GPU.
• Unpacking Microsoft Azure’s Management Groups.
• Optimization in AWS EKS.
• Amazon ECS’ new compatibility with Docker volumes.
• Azure’s Security Centre update.
• AWS’ VPC Flow Logs working with S3.
• Newest features on AWS’ Lambda at Edge.
• Azure’s updates for SQL Data Warehouse.
• This month’s productivity tip!
• And much more!

Links mentioned in today’s episode:

Greg Baker
Warner Chaves
T3 Instances
Azure DB Managed Instances
AWS Aurora
Amazon Elastic File System
Azure Migrate
AWS Lightsail
Azure’s Security Centre
AWS’ VPC Flow Logs
AWS’ [email protected]
SQL Data Warehouse




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About the Author

Chris Presley loves order—making him a premier Microsoft SQL Server expert. Not only has he programmed and administered SQL Server, but he has also shared his expertise and passion with budding DBAs as SQL Server instructor at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. Drawing on his strong disaster-recovery skills, he monitors production environments to swiftly detect and resolve problems before they arise. A self-described adrenaline junkie, Chris likes tackling the biggest database problems and putting out the toughest fires—and hitting the road on his motorcycle.

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