Tuesday, November 6, 2018

at PASS Summit 2018 

Washington State Convention Center | Seattle



SentryOne Partners: Guide Your Customers' Journey to the Cloud

Want to drive more business and expand value to your customers, particularly as they explore options for migrating data workloads to the cloud?  We invite you—as a valued SentryOne partner—to join the SentryOne team for an in-depth workshop on the SentryOne data performance management platform.  


Who Should Attend:
  • Current SentryOne Global Partner Network members, including resellers, solution providers, and MSPs
  • Prospective SentryOne partners
  • Your customers, including CTOs, CIOs, IT managers, data managers, DBAs, DevOps managers, BI developers, and other data professionals
What You'll Learn:
  • How to extend your value proposition to your customers by offering services grounded in SentryOne solutions, including new offerings that help organizations migrate data workloads to the cloud
  • How SentryOne solutions are evolving to include new cloud-based offerings as well as support for Amazon RDS for SQL Server and Azure SQL DB Managed Instance
  • How you can help your customers proactively monitor, diagnose, and optimize SQL Server and the Microsoft Data Platform to ensure business continuity
  • How to find and fix performance problems with SQL Server Analysis Services, the virtual environment, and the entire Microsoft Data Platform
  • How to empower your customers' DevOps teams to deliver accurate, fast-performing database applications with SSIS components and tasks, automated testing tools, and more
  • How to help customers seamlessly manage GDPR and other regulatory compliance requirements with document and metadata management solutions that include detailed data lineage and impact analysis
  • How to use SentryOne co-marketing opportunities to grow your business and keep current customers informed and engaged
Greg Gonzalez, CTO of SentryOne


Registration Fee: $599

Early-Bird Pricing: Register by 5PM on October 9 and receive $175 off using the code: SOEBDIS75

Seating is limited—register today!



7:00 AM to 8:30 AM


7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Light Breakfast

8:30 AM to 8:45 AM

Driving Business Value with SentryOne

Bob Potter, SentryOne CEO

Data drives every business, and your company’s ability to proactively manage data performance is critical to business success. In this session, SentryOne CEO Bob Potter provides a brief overview of SentryOne strategic initiatives that will dramatically boost your company’s ability to achieve peak database performance on the Microsoft Data Platform.

8:45 AM to 9:15 AM

The Future of Data Performance Management

Greg Gonzalez, SentryOne CTO

SentryOne CTO Greg Gonzalez provides a look at forthcoming technology that will help data professionals anticipate resource needs and proactively manage data workloads to ensure continuous delivery of business-critical information. He’ll review the SentryOne roadmap, giving a glimpse of products on the horizon, and he’ll show how organizations are getting optimized database performance with extreme scalability now. He’ll also present the SentryOne strategy for offering end-to-end database lifecycle solutions with the recent Pragmatic Works Software acquisition.

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Move from Reactive to Proactive with SentryOne Tools

Jason Hall, SentryOne VP of Product

SentryOne offers an array of SQL Server database performance monitoring tools that empower the Microsoft data professional to achieve breakthrough performance. But how can you unlock the SentryOne magic that helps you become more proactive about managing performance in your data platform?
Jason Hall provides a pragmatic tour of the tools available from SentryOne, and how you can use them to go from reactive to proactive as fast as possible. Whether you manage 5 SQL Server instances, or 500, you will learn how to quickly get a handle on—and ahead of—what's happening day to day. You’ll learn best practices for proactive issue detection, preventative configuration, automated remediation, task automation, alerting and response, automated  maintenance, query tuning, and indexing strategy using SentryOne tools and features.

10:15 AM to 10:30 AM


10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Need for Speed: Empowering DevOps Teams to Develop, Deploy, and Manage Fast-Performing Database Apps

John Welch, VP of Engineering

Fast databases are built with speed in mind from the start, with components that allow developers and DevOps teams to deliver high-performing database applications. In this session, John Welch demonstrates how developers can turbo-charge productivity with optimized SSIS components and tasks that eliminate the need for programming, as well as automated testing tools that streamline testing of data-centric applications. He’ll also cover documentation and metadata management tools that ensure organizations can confidently address compliance to GDPR and other regulations.

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Breakout Lunch Sessions


Journey to the Cloud: How These Companies Are Planning and Executing Data Migrations to the Cloud

Intended Audience: Customers and Evaluators 

Moderators: Kevin Kline (SentryOne Principal Program Manager) and Andy Mallon

Andy and Kevin will lead a panel discussion with SentryOne customers who are planning cloud migrations and evaluating different approaches. We'll cover challenges inherent in any cloud migration, and new platform choices such as Amazon RDS and Azure SQL DB Managed Instance, which enables companies to retain many of the on-premises features of SQL Server along with Azure cloud implementation benefits. Come learn from your peers as they map their unique paths to the cloud.

Expanding Your Partner Potential with SentryOne

Intended Audience: Current and prospective SentryOne partners

Moderator: Nick Harshbarger, SVP of SentryOne Global Partner Network

If you’re a current or prospective SentryOne partner, don’t miss this session, where you’ll learn from established SentryOne resellers and managed service providers (MSPs) how to expand the value proposition of your businesses by offering services grounded in SentryOne solutions. The panel discussion will also cover how to use SentryOne co-marketing opportunities to grow your business and keep current customers informed and engaged.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Boosting Performance of SSAS

Steve Wright, SentryOne Director of Advanced Analytics

Troubleshooting performance problems with SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) can be a frustrating exercise. In this session, Steve Wright will discuss effective troubleshooting methodology and offer time-saving tips using BI Sentry to identify and resolve SSAS bottlenecks for both MDX and Tabular modes.

2:00 PM to 2:15 PM


2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

De-Risking your Move to the Cloud with SentryOne

John Q. Martin, SentryOne Product Manager

Moving to the cloud is fast becoming the norm for data platform solutions of all sizes and complexities. Whether you are building a cloud-first solution or migrating an existing platform from on-premises to Azure, the adoption of new technologies can be fraught with uncertainty. Common questions that we ask during this transition are often:

  • Where is everything and what do we need to move?
  • What will be the impact of making changes?
  • Will my workloads fit?
  • How do I know my system is processing data correctly?
  • How do I know that it is all working as planned?

These and many other questions normally mean a long and drawn-out process of discovery, planning, testing, and post-migration hand-holding. But what if there was a way to help automate and speed up these processes? SentryOne has many solutions that can help provide fast and comprehensive answers to these questions and more. Together we will walk through how we can de-risk and ensure successful cloud migrations with SentryOne solutions, providing insight at every stage of the process for both new and migrated systems.

3:15 PM to 4:00 PM

Fix My Query! Watch and Learn as SentryOne Experts Troubleshoot Bad Queries

Andy Mallon, SentryOne Product Manager

Andy Yun, Senior Solutions Engineer

Watch the SentryOne query masters as they untangle your worst-performing queries. You’ll come away with guidelines you can use immediately for troubleshooting common query-writing mistakes and a list of red-flag query operators to watch for that can bog down databases.

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

SentryOne Data Day Social Hour

Informal networking with the SentryOne team and fellow attendees.