I380 Corridor PASS Chapter

  Eastern Iowa's SQL Server User Group
  Cedar Rapids • Iowa City


Meeting Details




Azure: What All Data Professionals Need to Know

  • In-Person @ 222 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (map)
  • Tue, Nov 10 2015
    17:30 - 19:30 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

Featured Presentation:

Azure: What All Data Professionals Need to Know

Michelle Ufford GoDaddy

While most data professionals have <i>heard</i> of Microsoft Azure, very few have a solid understanding of exactly what it is, and even fewer understand how it can help them. In this session, Microsoft Data Platform MVP Michelle Ufford will provide a high-level overview of Azure, focusing on the services that all data professionals should be aware of: analytics, computing, database, & storage. We’ll discuss the capabilities and walk through the provisioning process for some new services. Afterwards, we’ll talk through some of the common scenarios that make Azure relevant to almost all technology and data professionals.

About Michelle:
Michelle Ufford is a published author, popular presenter, award-winning blogger, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, and well-known thought leader in the data industry. She has worked with virtually every aspect of the data lifecycle over the past 16 years, although she has largely focused on analytics infrastructure — from dashboards to prescriptive personalization engines and everything in-between! She loves to automate tedious processes with code and is the author of an award-winning open source project that is used by major companies around the world, including Microsoft, SAP, Citibank, and Toyota. Presently, Michelle is focused on Big Data technologies, including Hadoop, Teradata, and PDW. She has worked at GoDaddy since 2007 and currently leads a team of data engineers working with Hadoop. Michelle blogs at <a href="hadoopsie.com" target="_blank">hadoopsie.com</a> and can be found on Twitter @sqlfool.

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