Senior Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence
As Big Data starts to move beyond its hype cycle, Hadoop is reaching critical mass as a true enterprise computing tool. Microsoft's flavor of Hadoop, Azure HDInsight, has matured a great deal as well. It has been fortified with many of the new Hadoop-compatible processing engines that have come on the scene and it's now available in Linux versions as well as its original Windows distribution. And now, the new PolyBase technology in SQL Server 2016 lets you query Hadoop using SQL Server and T-SQL. Come to this session to learn what Hadoop is, how it works, what to do to get it running on the Azure cloud and how to integrate it with SQL Server, Power BI and Excel.