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Big Data Analytics on Azure with Hadoop

  • In-Person @ 1150 Douglas Pike Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 20:30 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English


Featured Presentation:

Big Data Analytics on Azure with Hadoop

George Walters, Senior Technology Solutions Professional Microsoft

More and more companies are tackling big data to gain business insight. In this presentation, we will learn how to process Big Data in Azure using HDInsight leveraging an Hadoop service. It is oriented towards non-traditional data querying. We will go through how to set up an HDInsight cluster, load data, query it, and then use Power Query to pull the data into Excel for visualization. If you've been wondering what all the Big Data hype is about or how you can solve it with the Microsoft stack, this is the presentation for you.

About George:
Solving customer needs and issues are my passion. I can translate customer pain into potential solutions. A seasoned Microsoft SQL and Azure expert, with over 17 years of experience with Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle, and other relational databases. Specialties: PreSales Engineering, Cloud Architecture, Enterprise Scalability, SQL Server performance, Business Intelligence, High Availability, Scale. I volunteer and present relevant topics at SQL Saturday and internal Microsoft ev