May 2017: Continuous Delivery, Data, and Databases

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May 2017 - Continuous Delivery, Data and Databases


6:30: Doors open/networking with drinks.

7:00: Intro by Alex Yates and welcome by Stu Rimell from our generous hosts, IG Index.

7.15: Gavin Campbell: Modern Data, Medieval Methods

7.45: Break/networking.

8.15: Craig Ottley-Thistlethwaite: Bending the rules of sqlproj (SSDT)

9:00: Continue networking in a local pub.


Gavin Campbell: Modern Data, Medieval Methods

"I was recently asked to make a few suggestions on how to incorporate the practices familiar from "terrestrial" development such as source control, continuous integration, and automated testing into the brave new world of cloud-based data analytics, on a project incorporating Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

Many of the tools associated with these offerings seem to be aimed at the elusive "Data Professional" rather than the jobbing developer, which creates a conflict between ease of use for "non-programmers" and integration with well-known processes for more experienced developers.

This talk will discuss some of the challenges faced in developing this proof of concept, and solutions found using tools and techniques old and new."

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Craig Ottley-Thistlethwaite: Bending the rules of sqlproj (SSDT)

We need to move data from various data centres into a data warehouse, we also have 400 customers that have their own databases (2x), and they can create their own structures, and change it at any time".

Find out which solution worked best for us at the time by Bending the rules of sqlproj (SSDT).

Short and punchy like the session. This shouldn’t go over 30 minutes unless people ask questions. :-)

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