Lighting up Big Data Analytics with Apache Spark in Azure
Oct
30
Nov 3

Lighting up Big Data Analytics with Apache Spark in Azure

  • Washington State Convention Center

We will examine strategies for using open source technologies to improve existing common Business Intelligence issues, using Apache Spark as our backdrop to delivering open source Big Data analytics.

- incorporating Apache Spark into your existing projects
- looking at your choices to parallelize Apache Spark your computations across nodes of a Hadoop cluster
- how ScaleR works with Spark
- Using Sparkly and SparkR within a ScaleR workflow

Join this session to learn more about open source with Azure for Business Intelligence.

Fast Focus: Python Essentials for C# Devs
Nov
14
5:10 pm17:10

Fast Focus: Python Essentials for C# Devs

  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Python has become extremely popular in the broader technology community, and it is a great way to get started in the world of data. If you are already a C# programmer, whether beginner or expert, Python is an easy-to-learn language that makes use of your existing skill set.              

In this demo-led session, we will look at Python in Visual Studio with some examples that will help you on your way to success with Python.  You’ll see how it hangs together, and we will look at some of the similarities and differences in both languages.

Why not join this session to get started in learning this increasingly popular language?

SQW11 - Big Data Smorgasbord with R in Hadoop and SQL Server - Jen Stirrup
Nov
15
4:00 pm16:00

SQW11 - Big Data Smorgasbord with R in Hadoop and SQL Server - Jen Stirrup

  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Join this session for advanced expertise in R options for SQL Server for Big Data. We will look at:

  • Intro to R in SQL Server and Hadoop
  • Choosing and deploying predictive modelling for SQL Server
  • Using Microsoft R Server as a Hadoop Client
  • HDFS operations with rxHadoop helper functions
  • Compute Contexts in SQL Server and Hadoop for delivering faster analytics
  • Using ScaleR functions with Hadoop on a Map/Reduce cluster for analytics
#Live360 Orlando Lighting up #BigData #Analytics with #ApacheSpark in Azure
Nov
16
1:00 pm13:00

#Live360 Orlando Lighting up #BigData #Analytics with #ApacheSpark in Azure

  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Today, CIOs and other business decision-makers are increasingly recognizing the value of open source software and Azure cloud computing for the enterprise, as a way of driving down costs whilst delivering enterprise capabilities.
For the Business Intelligence professional, how can you introduce Open Source for analytics into the Enterprise in a robust way, whilst also creating an architecture that accommodates cloud, on-premise and hybrid architectures?

We will examine strategies for using open source technologies to improve existing common Business Intelligence issues, using Apache Spark as our backdrop to delivering open source Big Data analytics.

- incorporating Apache Spark into your existing projects
- looking at your choices to parallelize Apache Spark your computations across nodes of a Hadoop cluster
- how ScaleR works with Spark
- Using Sparkly and SparkR within a ScaleR workflow

Join this session to learn more about open source with Apache Spark in Azure for Business Intelligence. Open Source does not mean on premise.
Demos will provide practical takeaways in your Business Intelligence Enterprise architecture with open source in mind.
 


Jun
17
9:00 am09:00

Taming the Open Source Beast with Azure for Business Intelligence

  • Trinity College, College Green, Dublin 2,

Location: Trinity College, College Green, Dublin 2, Dublin, County Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

Register: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/620/registernow.aspx

Today, CIOs and other business decision-makers are increasingly recognizing the value of open source software and Azure cloud computing for the enterprise, as a way of driving down costs whilst delivering enterprise capabilities.

For the Business Intelligence professional, how can you introduce Open Source into the Enterprise in a robust way, whilst also creating an architecture that accommodates cloud, on-premise and hybrid architectures?

We will examine strategies for using open source technologies to improve existing common Business Intelligence issues, using Azure as our backdrop. These include:

- incorporating Apache projects, such as Apache Tika, for your BI solution
- using Redis Cache in Azure in as a engine as part of your SSIS toolkit

Join this session to learn more about open source in Azure for Business Intelligence. Open Source does not mean on premise.
Demos will provide practical takeaways in your Business Intelligence Enterprise architecture.

Jun
12
Jun 14

Microsoft Data Insights Summit - Digital Transformation using Power BI for your CEO

Update: the event is sold out, but you can join online here

Digital Transformation is a hot topic with CEOs and the C-level suite, renewing their interest in data and what it can do to empower the organization. With the right metrics and data visualization, Power BI can help to bring clarity and predictability to the CEO to make strategic decisions, understand how their customers behave, and measure what really matters to the organization. This session is aimed at helping your CEO with insightful dashboards in Power BI using visualization and metrics. Join this session to set up your organization in the short and long term success using Power BI and the right metrics.

May
22
May 24

Data Visualisation Lies and How to Spot them Techorama

  • Kinepolis

Register: Buy Tickets

 

During the acrimonious US election, both sides used a combination of cherry-picked polls and misleading data visualization to paint different pictures with data. In this session, we will use a range of Microsoft Power BI and SSRS technologies in order to examine how people can mislead with data and how to fix it. We will also look at best practices with data visualisation. We will examine the data with Microsoft SSRS and Power BI so that you can see the differences and similarities in these reporting tools when selecting your own Data Visualisation toolkit. Whether you are a Trump supporter, a Clinton supporter or you don't really care, join this session to spot data lies better in order to make up your own mind.

Apr
6
Apr 8

Power BI for the CEO

  • The International Centre

Date: Saturday 8th April, time to be determined

Location: The International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH

Register: http://sqlbits.com/information/registration.aspx

Digital Transformation is much more than just sticking a few Virtual Machines in the cloud; it is real, transformative, long-term change that benefits and impacts the whole organisation. 
Digital Transformation is a hot topic with CEOs and the C-level suite, renewing their interest in data and what it can do to empower the organisation.
With the right metrics and data visualisation, Power BI can help to bring clarity and predictability to the CEO to make strategic decisions, understand how their customers behave, and measure what really matters to the organization. This session is aimed at helping you to please your CEO with insightful dashboards in Power BI that are relevant to the CxO in your organisation, or your customers’ organisations.
Using data visualisation principles in Power BI, we will demonstrate how you can help the CEO by giving her the metrics she needs to develop a guiding philosophy based on data-driven leadership. Join this session to get practical advice on how you can help drive your organisation’s short and long term future, using data and Power BI.
As an MBA student and external consultant who delivers solutions worldwide, Jen has experience in advising CEO and C-level executives in terms of strategic and technical direction. 
Join this session to learn how to speak their language in order to meet their needs, and impress your CEO with proving it, using Power BI.

Feb
9
6:30 pm18:30

UK Azure Group, SQL Midlands edition

  • Aston Manor Academy

 

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/sql-midlands-6264475503

Implementing NHS Azure Hybrid Architectures

The NHS is undergoing a time of unprecedented change, as well as increasing financial pressure under a public microscope. In order to meet these challenging requirements, NHS South London and Maudsley is undergoing a Digital Transformation program which is fundamentally ultimately altering delivery of its healthcare services. The Digital Transformation is crucial to the success of the Trust, and it affects everything from the physical layer right up to self-service reporting. It is also an important balancing act between highly sensitive patient privacy in a world that expects data on-demand in mobile and external environments.

In this technical session, join us to learn from the expert team who architected, designed, and delivered the hybrid Azure cloud and SQL Server solution for NHS South London and Maudsley Trust. Learn about the technical constraints and challenges and how we overcame those challenges, particularly through a healthcare lens of highly-sensitive patient privacy issues in a world of data. You will also learn about the technical benefits that were gleaned from this hybrid implementation. In order to bring the achievements to life, you will see real-life insights into healthcare in a Power BI demo, in use by hospital team members.

Using Azure, SQL Server and Power BI means that the NHS is empowered to create enriched opportunities for research to improve patient outcomes, both now and in the future, as well as directly improved patient outcomes now. Join us for this technically-oriented session to see how Azure, SQL Server and Power BI joined forces to fundamentally deliver improved patient healthcare, research and insights in London.

To Register, visit http://www.sqlmidlands.com/events/48-9th-feb-2017-nhs-in-azure-data-factory-custom-activity.html