Introduction to Azure Machine Learning | Big Data Demystified

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18:00 gathering and networking
18:30 "Introduction to Azure Machine Learning" , Guy Glantser, CEO Madeira Data Solutions
19:15 "From Redshift to SnowFlake", Yaron Tomer is VP R&D of XMPie,

"Introduction to Azure Machine Learning" abstract:

Machine Learning is currently one of the hottest buzzwords in the high-tech industry. It’s the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. The idea behind it is to train the system by learning from historical data, and produce a program that can predict future behavior.

You probably use Machine Learning dozens of times a day without even knowing about it, like when you search the web, buy something in Amazon, or even when you go through your feed in Facebook.

Azure offers a fully managed Machine Learning cloud service that enables you to easily build, deploy, and share predictive analytics solutions. In this session we will learn what Machine Learning is and why we should use it, how it can be used to analyze historical data and predict future behavior, what some of the business use cases for Machine Learning are, and how it all works in Azure. The session includes some cool examples that will demonstrate the power of Machine Learning.

Guy Glantser, bio:

Guy Glantser, Data Platform MVP, is the leader of the Israeli PASS local group and also the CEO and founder of Madeira Data Solutions. His career has been focused on the Microsoft Data Platform for the past 20 years, performing various database roles as either an on-site DBA, an external consultant or a speaker. Guy is involved in many activities in the Microsoft Data Platform community. He occasionally speaks at community events, such as PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Saturdays and user groups around the world. He also co-hosts the SQL Server Radio podcast.

"From Redshift to SnowFlake", Yaron Tomer is VP R&D of XMPie:
In the presentation I will briefly take you through our journey of selecting of the best data warehouse for our product, which ended up being Snowflake. We will then deep dive into Snowflake. You will learn about the amazing features and architecture of Snowflake that overwhelmed us and that caused us to understand it is the best solution for us on so many levels. It is rare to see a product so polished. I think the word must be spread, because although Snowflake is quite popular in the valley, only a dozen companies adopted it in Israel.

About the lecturer:
Yaron Tomer is VP R&D of XMPie, providing a cloud based marketing automation product to marketing agencies and fortune 500 enterprises. Before becoming a VP, Yaron managed the development of this SaaS product, from an idea to a mature product. Yaron is passionate or products and technologies.