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March 2015 Israel PASS Chapter Meeting

  • In-Person @ 2 HaPnina St. Raanana, HaSharon, Israel (map)
  • 17:30 - 20:30 (UTC+02:00) Jerusalem
  • Language: English

  1. Become a DBA – Data Base Architect (Dubi Lebel)

Application DBA or Infrastructure DBA? DBA in a development team or DBA in a production environment? But what makes a DBA a Data Base Architect? What tools and what knowledge should the DBA acquire in order to become an architect?

Dubi Lebel is a DBA - Don't Bother Asking.

Dubi Lebel


  1. Getting Started with Azure SQL Database Auditing and Dynamic Data Masking (Nadav Helfman, Microsoft)

Do you need to increase the security and compliancy of your Azure SQL Database solution? Learn how Auditing provides configurable auditing policy and Azure storage to log database activity, dashboard views in the portal for at-a-glance insights, and interactive & customizable Power View and Power Pivot reports for deep analysis on audit log data. Also learn how to leverage Dynamic Data Masking to reduce the exposure of sensitive data in application and DevOps scenarios.

Nadav Helfman is a Senior Program Manager at the Azure SQL Database Data Security Group. Nadav joined Microsoft at the beginning of 2013. For a Year, he was a Senior Program Manager at the Office Business Intelligence Group. Prior to Microsoft Nadav worked for 8 years in SAP holding Architecture, Development Management and Product Management positions in the domains of application acceleration, security, business intelligence and cloud. Prior to SAP Nadav was a co-founder and CTO of Virtual Locality (acquired by SAP). Prior to Virtual locality, Nadav was the CTO of Netguard, an internet security and traffic analytics company. Nadav holds M.Sc in Computer Science from the Bar Ilan University and B.Sc in Electronic Engineering from the Technion.

Nadav Helfman


Israel Blogging Community:

Guy Glantser Dubi Lebel Matan Yungman Meir Dudai Geri Reshef Maria Zakourdaev Noam Brezis Eitan Blumin Asaf Aviv Michael Zilbershtein Itai Binyamin Ronen Ariely Pini Krisher




SQL Joke of the month:

DBAs make the best husbands. They understand relationships and know how to commit

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