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Comparing Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Performance Across Various Kubernetes Platforms


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Sponsored by DIAMANTI

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
11 a.m. ET

With the growing adoption of Kubernetes, organizations want to take advantage of containerized Microsoft SQL Server 2019 to optimize transactional performance and accelerate time-to-insights from their business-critical data. However, as enterprises embrace hybrid cloud strategy, they need to consider several aspects based on the performance, cost and data protection requirements for running enterprise-grade SQL Server databases. 

In this webinar, we will compare and contrast various cloud-native platforms for SQL Server that would help CIOs, DevOps engineers, database administrators and applications architects to determine the most suitable platform that fits their business needs.

Join us as we explore some exciting results from a recent performance benchmark study conducted by McKnight Consulting Group, an independent consulting firm, to compare the performance of Microsoft SQL Server 2019 on the best possible configurations of the following Kubernetes platforms: 

  • Diamanti Enterprise Kubernetes Platform
  • Amazon Web Services Elastic Kubernetes Service (AWS EKS) 
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Topics will include:
  • Platform considerations and requirements for running Microsoft SQL Server 2019
  • Performance comparison and analysis of running SQL Server on various platform
  • Best practices for running containerized SQL Server databases in Kubernetes environment
Arvind Gupta
Solution Architect - Diamanti
Arvind Gupta is a cloud native expert, problem solver, and evangelist with a passion for learning and teaching new technologies. Arvind has worked in various technical roles across a range of computer disciplines. Starting his career in software testing, Arvind spent a few years in the ASIC industry with Redback Networks followed by Ericsson where he built advanced networking chips. He joined Diamanti in October 2015 and was instrumental in bringing Diamanti's hardware platform to production before assuming responsibilities in solutions and marketing. With the knowledge and understanding of the full stack of computing, down from low-level hardware to the application layer, he is helping customers and communities to overcome the modern challenges of the cloud native world using containers and Kubernetes. He is a Certified Kubernetes Administrator with knowledge in architecting a wide array of cloud native technologies including micro-services, DevOps, databases, monitoring, logging, load-balancing, AI/ML and big data. Arvind holds his MS degree from Purdue University.
Dr. Jake Dolezal
MDM & Analytics Practice Lead - McKnight Consulting Group
Dr. Jake Dolezal has two decades of experience in the Information Management field with expertise in databases, data management, architecture, integration, governance, business intelligence, analytics, and data warehousing. He has experience across a broad array of industries, including: healthcare, insurance, education, government, manufacturing, engineering, hospitality, and restaurants. As the data and benchmarking Practice Lead for McKnight Consulting Group, Jake takes the technical lead on benchmarking and analyst projects, as well as leading client strategies and implementations. Jake has a doctorate in information management from Syracuse University.

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