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FoxPass January 2018 Meeting

FoxPass January 2018 Meeting

Featured Presentation:

Processing Big Data with Azure Data Lake Analytics

Sean Forgatch, Senior Consultant, Data Engineering Avanade

Azure Data Lake Analytics or ADLA is all about bringing Big Data capabilities to the masses. Utilize Hadoop technologies to work with both structured and unstructured data. Code in Python, .NET, and U-SQL. In this session, we will work with U-SQL, which is Microsoft's Big Data language which encompasses both SQL and C#, and similar to HiveQL. Learn about how these technologies can bring value to your organization and where to apply them. Agenda: Fundamental concepts and considerations when designing a Data Lake Review when and why you would use ADLA Deep Dive into ADLA to learn about processing Big Data utilizing U-SQL

About Sean:
Sean Forgatch is a Senior Consultant at Avanade based out of Chicago, IL focusing on Data Strategy, Data Engineering, and Business Intelligence. Serving multiple Fortune and Global 500 companies he has helped push the limits of Azure and is working on some of the largest Azure Data Lakes and Analytics implementations in the industry. He has been speaking at tech conferences across the United States since 2016, was the President of the Northeast Wisconsin PASS, and served on the board for SQL Saturday Madison. Originally from Southern Illinois, Sean enjoys running and lifting, as well as casual conversations with coffee, and spending time with his dog Sailor, an all white Siberian Husky.

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