NOVA SQL User Group - Quarterly Meetup

Northern Virginia Data Platform MeetUp
Northern Virginia Data Platform MeetUp
Public group
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Come join us for our first meeting of 2020. We have a great speaker, good food, and excellent conversation and networking.

8:30AM - Sign-in, breakfast
9:00AM - Chapter Notes, Event review/forecasting
9:30AM - SQL Server 2019 Overview - Tim McAliley - What is new, product announcements.
10:00AM - "Big Data Clusters for the Absolute Beginner" - Mohammad Darab
11:15AM 11:30/45AM- A Primer on Azure SQL Synapse, the structured / unstructured data warehouse for the cloud.

Main session title: Big Data Clusters for the Absolute Beginner

Abstract: 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

Session Length: 60 minutes

Speaker Bio: 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: