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Next Meeting: Tue, May 27 2014

TorPASS 2014 May: Analytics with HDInsight and SQL Server

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Analytics with HDInsight and SQL Server

BIG DATA it's more than just a buzz word, but, what exactly does it mean for YOU? This session will help to dispel some of the Big Data confusion. This session will focus on HD Insight, Microsoft's Hadoop based implementation. Loading data and querying a database is one thing and that will certainly be covered. Exploring how we can integrate data from HD Insight into our existing analytic solutions is one of the real world implementations this session will be focused on. This is one of the keys to successfully selling management on the needs for a Big Data solution. It's not just another database, it's a tool to enhance existing analytic structures.

During this session, we'll start with a brief overview of Hadoop and HDFS. Next we'll take a look at HD Insight, and explore some of the features therein. Finally, integration with SSAS and Power View (using Excel 2013) will be shown, which will close the loop on Big Data visualizations.

Josh Fennessy

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Josh Fennessy, BI architect at BlueGranite, has been building solutions with the SQL Server BI stack for 7 years. He holds MCSE certifications in Business Intelligence. Specializing in SQL Server Analysis Services and visualizations with PerformancePoint and Excel, he has delivered many high-impact solutions. Active in the PASS community, Josh is the Chapter Leader of West MI SQL, a Michigan-based PASS Chapter, a PASS Regional Mentor, and lead organizer for SQLSaturday Kalamazoo.

100 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON 
4th Floor.

Agenda

5:30 - 6:00 PM Check in, networking and pizza

6:00 - 8:00 PM Program

8:00 - 8:30 Wrap up and prize draw.  We have swag!

8:30 - ?? Beverages at a local pub

Parking and Transit

There is a street car stop within one block.  We recommend parking at the Green P lot that is just one block away.  We recommend you pay the max rate for parking until 7 AM the next morning, which amounts to about $6 depending on when you arrive.

Access

The doors to the building lock after 6PM.  Your registration for the meeting will include contact information to reach us to have someone escort you in.  The best bet is to arrive before 6PM and head to the fourth floor and head to the end of the hallway.

Registration is required to help us with facility and food order needs. Please register and let us know if you can't make it.

When

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UTC : Tue, May 27 2014 21:30 - 01:00
Event Time : Tue, May 27 2014 17:30 - 21:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, May 27 2014 21:30 - 01:00

Featured Presentation

Analytics with HDInsight and SQL Server

Speaker: Josh Fennessy, Principal BlueGranite

Summary: BIG DATA it's more than just a buzz word, but, what exactly does it mean for YOU? This session will help to dispel some of the Big Data confusion. This session will focus on HD Insight, Microsoft's Hadoop based implementation. Loading data and querying a database is one thing and that will certainly be covered. Exploring how we can integrate data from HD Insight into our existing analytic solutions is one of the real world implementations this session will be focused on. This is one of the keys to successfully selling management on the needs for a Big Data solution. It's not just another database, it's a tool to enhance existing analytic structures.

About Josh: Josh Fennessy, Solution Architect at BlueGranite, has been building solutions with the SQL Server BI stack for 8 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert in Business Intelligence. Josh's passions include manipulating data in novel ways to open analytic possibilities not before possible. Josh is active in the SQL Server and Open Source communities. Beyond relational and OLAP data projects, Josh is also involved in projects using cluster computing platforms such as Hadoop.

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