Critical Considerations When Migrating Databases to the Cloud

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Critical Considerations When Migrating Databases to the Cloud

Attend this session to learn the skills needed to fully execute a database migration to the Azure SQL data platform

By Ben Watt

When and where

Date and time

Thu, 8 Jun 2023 09:00 - 17:00 IST


Trinity College Dublin College Green Dublin 2 Ireland

Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

About this event

  • 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket


Data Ceili are proud to bring you this pre-conference event. All of our precons will be running in Trinity College Dublin on Thursday 8th June.

Precon Summary

Microsoft Azure jumped to 59% cloud utilization for SMB's and 80% market utilization for enterprises in the annual Flexera State of the Cloud report. In fact, research shows that cloud migration adoption rates would be even higher if there were enough database professionals with migration skills to do the work.

Attend this session to learn the skills needed to fully execute a database migration to the Azure SQL data platform. This full-day session includes multiple lessons, including:

  1. Migration assessment and planning
  2. Landing zone design
  3. Budgeting and cost control
  4. Security
  5. Migration tools
  6. Deployment and administration

In this session, we will walk through the important steps to migrate an on-premises SQL Server database into a fully operational cloud data platform running on Azure or AWS. You will learn the important questions to resolve before your migration and the most important considerations and technical nuances when designing the Azure infrastructure for your cloud application. Finally, you will learn how to properly migrate, test, and deploy your source database into an Azure architecture that facilitate better database management outcomes than ever before. Join us!

Speaker Bio

Kevin Kline

Expert at enterprise-scale database systems, in the cloud or on-premises

Kevin Kline is a noted database expert and software industry veteran. A 20-year Microsoft Data Platform MVP and noted community leader in the IT industry, Kevin is a founder and former president of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS.ORG), as well as the author of popular IT books including the bestseller "SQL in a Nutshell". Kevin is a top-rated speaker at industry trade shows worldwide and has a monthly column at Database Trends & Applications magazine ( His product designs for database tools have won numerous awards at industry trade shows and from a variety of trade magazines. He is on social media as @kekline and blogs regularly.

The fine print

  • Seats are limited so don't delay! Once we are full you can apply to go on a waiting list for cancellations.
  • Refunds are available at 100% up to 3-days before the event, after which the cost is non-refundable as we have commited to various operational costs.
  • Covid is not currently an issue we need to manage so we are not forcing any policies on mask wearing, hand sanitizing or maintaining distance. You are free to manage your own personal preferences unless they cause interference with any other attendees or speakers.
  • The Data Ceili code of conduct will be fully adhered to on this day. Please take the time to read it at

About the organiser

Organised by
Ben Watt

Ben helps run the Dublin Power BI User Group: