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This blog post was authored by Debbi Lyons, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing.

Get inspired by our industry-leading keynote speakers on the Microsoft data platform at PASS Summit 2018! There has never been a more exciting time for data professionals and developers as more organizations turn to data-driven insights to stay ahead and prepare for the future. For those wanting to know more about Azure SQL Database and migrating your SQL Server databases without changing your apps, we've got some great sessions for you.

Azure SQL Database is the intelligent, fully managed relational cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility. Learn about managed instances to accelerate app development and simplify maintenance using the SQL tools you love to use. 

Azure Database for MySQL provides a fully managed, enterprise-ready community MySQL database as a service. The MySQL Community edition helps you easily lift and shift to the cloud, using languages and frameworks of your choice. Azure Database for MySQL enables popular open source frameworks and languages, and it features tight integration with Azure Web Apps.

Below are three must attend sessions!

Introducing Azure SQL Database Hyperscale

In this session, we will talk about our newest offerings in Azure SQL Database that will provide more flexibility and scale for both Compute and Storage for your database workloads.

Date: November 7, 2018

Time: 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Speakers: Ajay Jagannathan, Kevin Farlee, Lindsay Allen, and Xiaochen Wu

Azure SQL DB Managed Instances – Built to Easily Modernize Application Data Layer

Managed Instances are the latest fully managed deployment model for Azure SQL Database that enables friction-free migration for SQL Server applications running on-premises. This is done by providing almost 100 percent surface area compatibility with SQL Server through supporting features such as cross-DB queries and transactions, CLR, SQL Agent, Transactional Replication, Change Data Capture, Service Broker, and more. Come and learn why Managed Instance is a great PaaS destination for all SQL Server workloads and how to start your cloud modernization at scale now, using Azure SQL Database Managed Instances.

Date: November 8, 2018

Time: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Speaker: Borko Novakovic, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

OSS Databases on Azure

Azure SQL Database is a much-loved database for developers. PostgreSQL is emerging and quickly gaining grounds among developers as well and was voted the most loved database by db engines for 2017. Azure now offers developers the choice of SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB, delivered as a fully managed service. Built on the same platform as Azure SQL Database, we are enabling database developers and DBAs a consistent managed service experience. Come learn how you can extend your SQL expertise to these new OSS database engines.

Date: November 9, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Speaker: Charles Christian, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft

Check out the full schedule of Conference Sessions to get a taste of what you won’t want to miss at PASS Summit 2018.

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