Let's Talk About Automation at SQLintersection

Brian Davis

Published On: February 24, 2016

Categories: Community, SQLintersection 0

Automation is everywhere now. Many of us consider ourselves to be "Lazy DBAs" - meaning that if we can automate it or script it, we will. The more we have to do, the more we try to automate things to make our lives easier. Whether it's the automation of daily reports or automating the installation of software, it seems that everyone is looking to automate anything they can.

One of my responsibilities here at SQL Sentry is the automation of our products. Having used SQL Sentry products for many years at multiple companies, I have my own collection of ideas about what should be included and how it should work, but I'd love to hear your ideas as well.

If you're attending the SQLintersection conference in April, please stop by our booth and discuss your thoughts and ideas for automation with me!

If you are unable to make it to SQLintersection, or you don't want to wait until then, please feel free to share your thoughts and comments regarding the automation of our products in the comments below.

Brian (@brian78) is a Product Integration Engineer at SentryOne, where he is responsible for a multitude of projects as they relate to strategic partners. He manages multiple environments and is responsible for the automation of the SentryOne platform, as well as cloud projects, including migration and deployment. Brian also analyzes the processes and tools for the development and delivery of our products and makes recommendations on how they can be improved. Having spent over 15 years in the IT industry serving in a multitude of roles from Support to Application Developer, DBA, SQL Developer, and Consultant, Brian is well suited to such a position that crosses many boundaries. Brian is also a Regional Mentor for PASS as well an active member of the Ohio North SQL Server User Group.