Managing and processing large amounts of data requires major investments in hardware and time, or, you can look to an appliance-style solution like Analytics Platform System (APS). However, APS requires a massive outlay of cash just to get started and you can’t possibly know if APS will solve your problems or not without that outlay. Enter Azure SQL Data Warehouse. This Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering from Microsoft helps to democratize and open the capabilities of APS to anyone. The cost of entry is low and the functionality is high. This session will walk you through Azure SQL Data Warehouse so you understand what is on offer, how it works and what it can do for you and your enterprise. You’ll attain a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses that this PaaS offering brings to the table so that you can begin to use massively parallel operations with your own data.
My name is Grant Fritchey. I have more than twenty years’ experience in IT working in development and database administration. I work for Red Gate Software as a Product Evangelist. I write articles for publication at SQL Server Central and Simple-Talk. I’m the Author of “SQL Server Execution Plans” and “SQL Server Query Performance Tuning.” I helped co-Author “Expert Performance Indexing”, “SQL Server MVP Deep Dives 2”, “Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration” and “Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices.” I’m one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group. I’m currently serving on the PASS Board of Directors as the Executive Vice President.
I present at conferences and user groups around the world.