SQL Server for Developers

SQW03 Blockchain for the DBA & Data Professional


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

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
  • Blockchain Tables
  • Blockchain Systems
  • Ledger Tables

We will look at current offerings for blockchain features in Azure SQL DB/SQL Server and in Oracle databases. Finally, we'll help you identify the types of business requirements that need blockchain technologies.

You will learn:

  • Understand Blockchain and Data terminology
  • Takeaways; How SQL Server/Azure SQL DB leverages Blockchain concepts, How to implement Ledger Tables, when to use Ledger Tables
  • Understand when to leverage Ledger Tables and Confidential Computing with your data.