Microsoft Azure is one of the largest cloud offerings and has a lot to offer for system administrators, developers, and users. Comfortably supporting both hybrid and full-cloud architectures, Azure has a lot of utility to make the best choice for maintainability, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.
This user group is to learn from local businesses and individuals using Azure, to tell how Azure is being used, to ask questions of a group, and to show off neat projects!
Azure Data Factory is an automation-friendly and maintenance-free way to create ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) data processes. With a multitude of connectors to databases and SaaS offerings, Data Factory is an easy and quick way to move data around instead of creating custom applications or by purchasing expensive SSIS packages. Combining Azure Data Factory with ARM templates or PowerShell, the deployment and promotion of data transformation code throughout environments may be automated and be minimized as a barrier.
Daniel Oliver is a Microsoft MVP, Knox Azure organizer, Software Engineer, and Azure Admin. Interested in the Cloud, DevOps, Distributed Systems, .NET, and correctness of software, Daniel has worked on software for agribusiness, healthcare, retail, and transit industries. When asked "what is best in life?", he replied "To code your program, to see it deployed before you, and to hear the acceptance of their users".