Senior Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence
As Big Data starts to move beyond the 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. It's now available in Linux versions, as well as its original Windows distribution. It has also added support for Apache Spark, which changes the game significantly. This session will help you learn about Hadoop and Spark, how they work, how to get them running on the Azure cloud and how to integrate them with SQL Server, Power BI and Excel.