Optimizing Azure Databases
for Cost Control


Cloud technologies provide us so many benefits and get us what we need very quickly with their extensive library of services, easy-to-deploy infrastructure, and flexibility to scale. However, without proper control and monitoring, you can end up with some unexpected surprises when your bill arrives.

In this session, SentryOne's Kevin Kline and Lifepoint Health's Dustin Dorsey will share tips and tools that you can use to avoid those surprises. They will first look at the critical role that planning and proper governance play in managing costs and then transition into a demo heavy look at the Azure Cost Management tool. They will show how to analyze spend, effectively use budgets, create alerts, and utilize the Azure Advisor recommendations so that you can start creating more visibility and accountability within your organization.

Data professionals are often overlooked when management is making budgetary decisions, but by learning how to use these tools and features now, you will be in a much better position to influence key decisions about your data platform strategy.

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Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline

Principal Program Manager, SentryOne

Kevin (@kekline) serves as Principal Program Manager at SentryOne. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and long-time blogger at blogs.sentryone.com/author/kevinkline. As a noted leader in the SQL Server community, Kevin blogs about Microsoft Data Platform features and best practices, SQL Server trends, and professional development for data professionals.

Dustin Dorsey

Dustin Dorsey

Director of Data Management, Lifepoint Health

Dustin Dorsey has been architecting and managing SQL Server solutions for companies for well over a decade. While Dustin is skilled in many areas, he has a unique specialization in cost management and architecture around the data platform both on-premise and in the cloud that he has used to provide significant savings for multiple organizations and loves sharing information about this. Dustin is an avid speaker and can be seen writing articles on popular SQL websites, as well as, on his own blog at DustinDorsey.com.  He is also active in the Nashville community as a local user group leader and co-organizer of his local SQLSaturday. Dustin currently serves as Director of Data Management at Lifepoint Health.

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