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Des Moines PASS (IASSUG) – September 17 Monthly Meeting
September 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Topic: Data Engineering Brick-by-Brick: An Intro To Azure Databricks
Description: Do you want to be a Data Engineer in the next step on your career path? Maybe you’re just getting started in the rapidly-growing Data Science and Analytics space? Or perhaps you’re already doing on-premises analytics and want to take things to the cloud? Come to this introductory session and see what Azure Databricks can do for you! Azure Databricks provides a cloud-based Apache Spark environment that can be scaled up and out to tackle your big data analytics needs. We’ll look at how to set up your first Azure Databricks cluster, how to use shared notebooks in a collaborative environment, and how to leverage the integrated Azure Machine Learning capabilities. We’ll also discuss where Azure Databricks fits in the modern cloud data warehouse.
Speaker: Chris Hyde, Owner and Principal Consultant Hydrate Consulting LLC
Chris Hyde is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He works as an independent SQL Server BI and DBA consultant, and is the leader of the Albuquerque PASS local user group. He is also part of the Friends of Redgate program and was a member of the Idera ACE class of 2018. He loves loud music and cricket, but usually not at the same time.