February .NET and SQL Server User Group (Tech Park Edition)

Baton Rouge .NET and SQL Server User Groups
Baton Rouge .NET and SQL Server User Groups
Public group

Louisiana Technology Park

7117 Florida Blvd · Baton Rouge

How to find us

Enter the facility on the west side of the parking lot and look for the Tech Park Logo above the main entrance. http://www.brssug.org/where

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Location: Louisiana Tech Park

• 5:30 - 5:45: Introduction/Food and Drinks (Note our earlier start time!!)
• 5:45 - 7:15: Presentations
• 7:30 - Until: Open forum for questions

Our sponsor for this meeting is HEADSPRING - https://headspring.com/
Headspring is a custom software development company that enables businesses to move faster, work better, and stand out. Our teams are made up of proven leaders and collaborators who offer full-stack expertise and guidance at every step. We’re driven by a set of core values that guides all of our decisions, from who we work for to the people we work with.


Crud, Another ETL Solution: Azure Data Factory

Spending too much time building and maintaining your data analytics and data warehousing applications, but don’t want to invest in a pricey commercial solution with licensing entanglements? Azure Data Factory is an alternative to writing something completely custom that plugs into lots of services and can be tailored where needed.

In this talk, you’ll learn how and why to leverage Azure Data Factory as the stepping stone for your organization's ETL, ELT, and big data solutions. We’ll explore the distinguishing data and compute platforms that you’ll be able to use along with developer features like git source control and continuous delivery. You’ll even get to see a sample pipeline built in .NET and the Azure UI Designer that works with open data sources.

Big Data Clusters for the Absolute Beginner

Are you a DBA or data professional working with out-dated technology or feel your skills are quickly becoming irrelevant? Stay ahead in today's ever changing tech space and take your career to the next level.

Join Mohammad Darab this session to explore the cutting-edge technology that SQL Server 2019 has to offer: Big Data Clusters.

Topics include:
-Big Data Cluster architecture and its components such as: Containers, Kubernetes and the newly enhanced Polybase
-Unique advantage of SQL Server Big Data Clusters
-Data Virtualization, Scale-out Data Marts, and Data Hub concepts


Brandon Brockhoeft is a career software engineer working primarily with Microsoft solutions with over 15 years of professional experience. He is an LSU alumnus and native of the Baton Rouge area. Brandon is employed as a Principal Consultant for Austin-based Headspring custom software consultancy. He has provided development and architecture technology solutions in the finance, state government, energy, and aerospace industries. Brandon’s functional expertise includes full-stack development, distributed architecture, real-time communication, DevOps and agile transformation, & mentoring.

Mohammad Darab is a Microsoft Data Professional, speaker and blogger with over 19 years of IT professional experience, 10 years of that working with SQL Server. Some areas of his focus are the database engine, HA/DR, and security. He is currently an MCITP, MCP, as well as an IDERA ACE Class of 2019. His regularly blogs about SQL Server at: https://MohammadDarab.com

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