SQL Server for Developers

SQW04 Blockchain for the DBA & Data Professional


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Introductory

Karen Lopez

Data Evangelist, Space Enthusiast, & NASA Datanaut

With all the hype around blockchain, why should a DBA or other data professional care? In this session, we will cover the basics of blockchain as it applies to data and database processes:

  • Immutability
  • Verification
  • Distribution
  • Cryptography
  • Transactions
  • Trust

We will look at current offerings for blockchain features in Azure and in database and data stores. Finally, we'll help you identify the types of business requirements that need blockchain technologies.

You will learn:

  • Understand the valid uses of blockchain approaches in databases
  • How current technologies support blockchain approaches
  • Understand the costs, benefits, and risks of blockchain