As a data professional, you know what data is, and hopefully, know what a lake is too. But what's a Data Lake? This session covers the very basics of Azure Data Lake and is geared towards those who are familiar with relational databases and also curious about other technologies. Topics covered will include Data Lake storage, security basics, common file formats, usage patterns, and anti-patterns. We will also take a brief look at U-SQL, Azure Data Lake Analytics' query language, and perform some demonstrations using Azure Databricks, a popular big data analysis solution. We will finish up with architecture examples showing real-world use cases highlighting Azure Data Lake's strengths. Attend this session to see how Azure Data Lake can complement your existing relational database skills, and give you a great new tool in your data toolbox!
Bob Pusateri is a Microsoft Certified Master and Microsoft Data Platform MVP with over fifteen years of experience working with database systems. His areas of expertise are performance tuning, cloud architecture, and VLDBs (Very Large Databases). When not in front of a computer, Bob loves enjoying the outdoors with his young family. You can read his blog at bobpusateri.com, and reach him on Twitter at @SQLBob.
Bob frequently speaks at technology-related events, including the PASS Summit, SQL Saturday events, PASS virtual chapter webinars, and SQL Server User Groups.