SQL Saturday – The Latest on Microsoft’s SQL


On October 5th, 2019, our team member Jay Holiday attended SQL Saturday in Pittsburgh. This event, hosted at Pittsburgh Technical College, focused on the latest updates and information on Microsoft SQL Server.

As explained on the event’s website, the event sessions “offer content across data management, cloud and hybrid architecture, analytics, business intelligence, AI, and more.” This was a great chance to learn about innovations and best practices for this powerful data technology.

Data Is at the Center of Technology

Data technology plays an important role in just about every aspect of computing. Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system that is a popular and feature-rich way to handle the data needs of applications.

It is important to stay current on all the latest developments because innovations in data have far-reaching implications. The sessions at SQL Saturday included topics such as mapping data flows, using SQL Server and Azure, and ethics in data management.

Data and the Hybrid Cloud

Microsoft’s Azure product was a key focus of the event. The hybrid cloud, a combination of cloud and on-premise computing, is growing increasingly important to modern businesses. Azure, Microsoft’s cloud solution, is a popular choice for hybrid implementations.

Businesses need to be able to leverage the latest in both cloud computing and data to stay competitive. Several sessions at the event focused on Azure Data Factory, a data integration service. Jay learned a lot about the latest and greatest ideas in Microsoft SQL and Azure. We are excited to use this new insight to better serve our clients.

Staying up to date with the latest in technology is a high priority for us at Palitto Consulting Services. The technology world moves quickly, and innovations can represent major competitive advantages for the businesses we serve. Our emphasis on continual learning helps us bring the technology of large enterprises to the small- to mid-size companies we work with. Contact us to learn more about what we do and how we can help your business.