May 22 – Grant Fritchey – Exploring the Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Dates: 05/04/2017 - 05/23/2017 Dates: 05/04/2017 - 05/23/2017 Location: Roundabout Diner, Portsmouth, NH

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Exploring the Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Managing and processing large amounts of data requires major investments in hardware and time, or, you can look to an appliance-style solution like Analytics Platform System (APS). However, APS requires a massive outlay of cash just to get started and you can’t possibly know if APS will solve your problems or not without that outlay. Enter Azure SQL Data Warehouse. This Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering from Microsoft helps to democratize and open the capabilities of APS to anyone. The cost of entry is low and the functionality is high. This session will walk you through Azure SQL Data Warehouse so you understand what is on offer, how it works and what it can do for you and your enterprise. You’ll attain a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses that this PaaS offering brings to the table so that you can begin to use massively parallel operations with your own data.

About Grant

Grant Fritchey, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, has more than twenty years’ experience in IT. That time was spent in technical support, development and database administration. Grant currently works as a Product Evangelist at Red Gate Software. Grant writes articles for publication at SQL Server Central and Simple-Talk. He has published several books including, “SQL Server Execution Plans” and “SQL Server Query Performance Tuning.” Grant Fritchey currently serves on the Board of Directors of the PASS organization, the leading source of educational content and training on the Microsoft Data Platform, as the Executive Vice President in charge of governance and finance. Grant teaches and presents at events, large and small, all over the world.


6:00-6:30 – Networking
6:30-6:45 – Announcements
6:45-8:00 – Feature Presentation
8:00-9:00 – Discussion & Networking

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Upcoming Meetings:

June 26 in Manchester – Warren Estes talking PowerShell
July 24 in Portsmouth – David Klee – SQL Server on Linux
August 28 in Manchester – Mike Hillwig
September 25 in Portsmouth – Open
October 28 in Manchester – Taiob Ali – Think Like the Cardinality Estimator
November 27 in Portsmouth – Andy Mallon

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