Cloud data services for database administrators

Become a cloud database hero for your team

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Your role as a database administrator (DBA) is about to transform. Now’s the ideal time to get ready for the transition to the cloud and showcase the value you add to the business as a DBA. Learn more about the evolution from on-premises database administration to cloud database management with this guide to data in the cloud.

Webinar: Transform Your DBA Role for the Cloud

Join your fellow database administrators in an online discussion and get a chance to ask cloud data experts your questions about data—and the DBA role—in the cloud. Learn how your hard-earned SQL skills can easily transfer and plan for a smooth cloud database migration with Azure.

Watch the webinar to:

  • Learn about cloud database migration with Azure, the native cloud for SQL—using languages and tools you already know, with training and documentation to fill in any gaps.
  • Find out how to migrate your SQL workloads to a managed instance—with minimal impact to your company’s data-dependent apps.
  • See how your peers were freed up to spend more time on data strategy and less time on repetitive tasks and tactics using automation and intelligent features.
  • Get demos of key Azure migration, security, and optimization scenarios, such as auto-tuning, advanced query processing, threat detection, and vulnerability assessment.

Learn how your database skills and experience transfer to the cloud

Build your cloud database expertise with hands-on training and documentation from Microsoft Learn. Browse the latest in cloud data concepts with free learning paths—including learning modules for data engineers that can be completed in under an hour.

Or, demonstrate your expertise through industry-recognized, role-based Microsoft certifications:

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Move your business forward with more insights from your data

Discover the steps and technologies of an on-premises solution architecture and its evolution to the cloud. Learn how to use the skills you already have with new cloud data technologies to analyze your data and optimize business value.

Featured resources for database administrators

5 Steps to Jump-Start Your Cloud DBA Journey

Explore five areas that on-premises database administrators (DBAs) like you can tackle right now. Forge a path to the cloud while you boost your own professional development.

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Cloud Database Migration Essentials

Learn the essentials of database migration and simplify your path to the cloud—while minimizing risk and disruption to your business.

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6 Cloud Data Challenges Solved for Database Administrators

See how your peers solved their data challenges and find technical solutions to manage your data more efficiently and securely in the cloud.

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Becoming a Cloud DBA: Don’t Let These 7 Myths Slow You Down

Read the one-pager that busts seven myths about cloud database migration. Tackle common concerns for cloud DBAs and embrace the opportunity ahead.

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