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Make Data Work
March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Focus on your business: Case studies on building data solutions that meet your needs (sponsored by Microsoft)

Tobias Ternstrom (Microsoft)
11:00am11:40am Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Location: 230 B
Average rating: ****.
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What you'll learn

  • Explore case studies from three Microsoft customers who put technology before solutions and discover how they got back on track


Open source software and the cloud have created an embarrassment of riches. With petabytes of available data and access to more tools and services than ever before, there’s an ideal solution for every need. But choosing the right mix is a challenge, and it’s easy to get distracted. In many cases, we become so enamored with the shiniest new toy that we lose track of the problems we’re trying to solve, and the business suffers as a result.

Tobias Ternstrom leads a deep dive into case studies from three Microsoft customers who put technology before solutions. Tobias examines the decisions that brought them there and outlines how they got back on track and solved their business problems.

This talk is sponsored by Microsoft.

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Tobias Ternstrom


Tobias Ternstrom is the product management leader for open source databases and database migrations in Microsoft Azure, where he is responsible for supporting Microsoft’s customers betting on open source databases for their business. His team builds Azure database services for MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL as well as the Azure Database Migration Service. Since joining Microsoft, he has made critical contributions to the Microsoft database business focused on the SQL Server database engine and the database service Azure SQL Database, based on SQL Server. Previously, Tobias ran product management for bringing Microsoft SQL Server to Linux. Prior to Microsoft, he was a product manager at MemSQL and founded a few startups in the areas of software development consulting services for enterprises, SaaS services for personality testing and personnel development, and point-of-sale systems. He lives in Redmond with his wife and two children.