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Enterprise Blockchain on Azure + Azure SQL Managed Instances

Oct 10, 2018 · Southbank, Australia

Azure Nights October 2018 - Enterprise Blockchain on Azure + Azure SQL Managed Instances

This month we have 2 great sessions lined up to cover both Azure Blockchain as well as Azure SQL Managed Instances. Agenda will be:

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Networking and setup
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm Azure News Recap
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm Session 1
7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Pizzas & Drinks
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm Session 2

Azure SQL Managed Instances
By Guru Hegde (Microsoft Data Platform Solution Architect)

A walkthrough and demonstration of managed SQL Server service on Azure with built-in high availability, enabling customers to customers to lift and shift their on-premises applications to the cloud with minimal application and database changes.

Key Takeaways will be: Key features and flavors of sql mi, Data migration options into managed instance, General Availability Timelines

Enterprise Blockchain in Azure
By Stefano Tempesta (Microsoft MVP & Microsoft Regional Director)

This session introduces blockchain as a secured data structure to generate a distributed transactional digital ledger, on which businesses can develop and deploy distributed apps and smart contracts. With specific focus on the enterprise world, this session analyses aspects of infrastructure and application design to scale, cybersecurity, on- and off-chain data access, and the current challenges for broader adoption of blockchain-based solutions in different industries.
Attendees will be presented with enterprise design patterns for blockchain architectures (network and applications), specific use cases of adoption of blockchain in industries besides fintech, and examples of implementation of blockchain solutions for distributed digital identities, proof of existence and validity of digital assets, verifiable audit trail, etc.
The last part of the session focusses on identifying key aspect of security protection provided by blockchain systems, resiliency to cyber-attacks, different consensus mechanisms, and confidential computing with Trusted Execution Environments (TTE).
Take aways:

Overall understanding of the Azure offering for blockchain
How to provision an Ethereum digital ledger in Azure
Write and deploy Smart Contracts in Azure Blockchain Workbench
Overview of typical consensus mechanism (PoW, PoA) and how they are implemented in Ethereum in Azure
On-chain and off-chain data access in Azure (AD, Key Vaults and SQL Server) and integration with external applications (Service Bus and Event Hub)

Speakers Bio:
Guru Hedge Bio:
Guru is a Cloud Solution architect for data platform with over 12 years of experience in Microsoft data stack. Guru's interests extend to machine learning. He has a patent from USPTO for coming up with an algorithm to gestures using depth sensing camera.

Speakers Bio:
Stefano Tempesta is Microsoft RD (Regional Director) & double MVP on AI and Business Applications, as well as Chapter Leader for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Community in Switzerland (community.dynamics.com).
A regular speaker at international IT conferences, including Microsoft Ignite and Tech Summit, Stefano’s interests extend to Blockchain and Machine Learning. He created “Blogchain Space” (blogchain.space), a blog about Blockchain technologies, writes for MSDN Magazine and MS Dynamics World, and publishes Machine Learning experiments on the “Azure AI Gallery” (gallery.azure.ai).

Event organizers
  • Melbourne Azure Nights

    This group is for anyone who is interested in keeping on top of the latest changes and developments in Microsoft Azure and wants to learn about how to take advantage of them in their field. Join us for our technical break out sessions and enjoy a chat with fellow technology enthusiasts afterwards. Meetings will be held on a monthly basis or when we will have special guest from interstate on overseas in town. Join the group to ensure you're not missing out on any meetups

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