What we're about

The Northern Virginia Data Platform MeetUp ( formerly, "NOVA SQL Server Users Group") is a SQL Server and Azure Data Platform MeetUp. As data platform roles and responsibilities have evolved, we have broadened our scope to include Microsoft Azure Advanced Analytics, Big Data, and general Azure topics. The goal of the leadership of NOVA Data Platform MeetUp is to provide a comfortable environment where members can participate in multi-disciplinary discussions of Microsoft data platform related issues.

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Benefits to Northern Virginia Data Platform MeetUp Attendees include:

• We host at least two full-day technology conferences a year (e.g., Global Azure Bootcamp, Azure Data and AI Fest)
◾Networking with local data platform professionals
◾The latest and greatest Microsoft SQL Server news
◾Microsoft SQL Server and Azure Advanced Analytics and Big Data questions answered by Microsoft insiders
◾Valuable information for career development
◾Free food, drinks, and giveaways

Upcoming events (5)

NOVA SQL User Group - Azure Data Factory/Synapse Data Transfer

Hello Everyone!

Art Rask, Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect will be out speaker and the topic will be Azure Data Factory/Synapse Data Transfer

Title: Make Your SHIR Go BRRR - High Throughput data movement from on-premises SQL to Azure Data Services

Description: Azure Data Factory (and Synapse Pipelines) provide the ability to do ETL/ELT orchestration that spans Azure, on-premises data stores, and other cloud platforms. This talk will focus on the scenario of moving data from SQL (or other databases) on-premises to Azure Data Services, which could include Synapse, Azure SQL DB, Azure Data Lake, and more. ADF can achieve very high throughput with some relatively simple configuration. We'll dig into how that is done.

Speaker: Art Rask

Speaker BIO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/art-rask-55239029/

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This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meeting on 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will do two conferences in 2021, June 25 and Nov 12. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

NOVA SQL User Group - Monthly MeetUp / Setting up SQL Server in Azure

Hello Everyone! Doug Strother, Microsoft Senior Customer Engineer will talk about "Setting up SQL Server in Azure".

Title: Setting up SQL Server in Azure - A Structure Walk Through

Topic: Setting up SQL Server in Azure - A structured walk-through of setting up SQL server in Azure plus a interesting demo. The best part is the automatic distribution of SQL Server infrastructure as well as standard physical/logical separation of data files, logs, etc. Backups are built-in.

Speaker: Doug Strother

Speaker BIO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-m-strother-935677a/

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This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meeting on 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will do two conferences in 2021, June 25 and Nov 12. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

Azure Data & AI Fest (Summer)

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This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meeting on 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will do two conferences in 2021, June 25 and Nov 12. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

NOVA SQL User Group - Monthly MeetUp - Azure Machine Learning w/ Power BI

Hello Everyone! Jack Bender, Microsoft Principal Cloud Solution Architect, will discuss Azure Machine Learning integration with Power BI. Come join us as we will cover Azure Machine Learning (AML) basics where Jack Bender from Microsoft will walk through AutoML, the Designer and how other services such as Power BI can consume published endpoints.

Title: Azure Machine Learning w/ Power BI

Description. Azure Machine Learning integration with Power BI

Speaker: Jack Bender

Speaker BIO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-bender/

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This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meeting on 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will do two conferences in 2021, June 25 and Nov 12. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

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