February 28, 2017 at 6:15 PM
3025 Highland Pkwy # 300, Downers Grove, IL
Analyzing big data is a challenge, requiring lots of processing power and storage. With its high capacity and potential for parallel processing, Cloud Computing offers an ideal platform to tackle this problem. HD Insight on Microsoft Azure deploys Hadoop and other open source big data tools to the cloud, making it easier to take advantage of this platform. In this session, you will learn what tools are available in HD Insight and how to use them to store, process, and analyze very large sets of data.
David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for over 2 decades. Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Microsoft Technical Evangelist. David has been very active in the developer community, speaking at numerous major conferences, code camps, and user groups around the world; helping to lead user groups; and helping to organize conferences and other geek events. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV show Technology and Friends. He is the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at www.DavidGiard.com. His hobbies include video, photography, sports, and embarrassing his sons.
6:15 PM: Refreshments and networking hour
7:00 PM: Big Data Solutions in Azure
8:30 PM: Q&A and wrap-up.