The Top 4 Data Technology Trends Every DBA Should Know About in 2019


The Information Technology world was stable for decades, but since the arrival of the 21st century, new paradigms have emerged and technologies are advancing and evolving at record speed.

How can you keep up? Which trends should you focus on?

Join Kevin Kline and a panel of distinguished experts as they provide an overview of the top four data technology trends that will advance your business, amplify your productivity, and expand your career opportunities:

  • DevOps
  • Cloud Computing
  • Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Containers/Docker/Kubernetes


Get details on the most useful resources for learning about and implementing each of these trends. And they’ll discuss a few technologic trends that aren’t yet fully baked or simply aren’t worth your time.

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Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline

Principal Program Manager

Kevin (@kekline) is responsible for expanding SentryOne technical sales and marketing initiatives and is also involved in product design activities. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books, including SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Google Author, and long-time blogger at sqlblog.com and at kevinekline.com.

Mark Allison

Mark Allison


Mark (@dataguzzle) is a DevOps data engineer working for Sabin.IO. Mark started on SQL Server 4.21 on OS/2 Warp, and has worked on every version since, including 2017 and Azure. He has worked as a DBA, a database developer, architect, and now DevOps engineer. He received an MVP award for SQL Server between 2002-2006.

Chrissy LeMaire

Chrissy LeMaire

PowerShell and SQL Server MVP

Chrissy (@cl) is a PowerShell and SQL Server MVP and creator of the popular PowerShell module, dbatools. She also serves as the SQL Server DBA for GDIT at NATO Special Ops HQ in Belgium. Chrissy recently finished her MS in Systems Engineering and looks forward to exploring more of Europe in her newly found free time.

David Klee

David Klee

Founder - Heraflux Technologies

David (@kleegeekis a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and VMware vExpert with a lifelong passion for technology. David spends his days focusing on the convergence of data and infrastructure as the Founder of Heraflux Technologies. His areas of expertise are cloud, virtualization performance, datacenter architecture, and risk mitigation through high availability and disaster recovery. You can read his blogs at heraflux.com and davidklee.net.

David speaks at a number of national and regional technology-related events, including the PASS Summit, VMware VMworld, Live360, SQLSaturday events, PASS virtual chapter webinars, and many SQL Server User Groups.

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