The goal of the DBA Virtual Group is to provide a PASS community for the DBA. It provides a forum for open discussion and education on issues that face SQL Server database administrators.

BI Infrastructure in the Cloud

Wed, Nov 28 2018 17:00 UTC

BI Infrastructure in the Cloud

Success of a good BI infrastructure is measured by two most important factors: a) better access to data and b) increased operational efficiency. How can you set up your own BI infrastructure in the cloud to address these? What components do we consider? We can do that by proper selection of technology and vendors from Azure Market Place. How do we keep an eye on possible use of Big Data for your BI? We will also look at the best practices for doing so. We will take a fleeting look at some of the storage options for us in Azure and some Big Data concepts as well. We will learn about Copy Data Virtualization in Azure Market Place that can help you provision terabytes worth of information in matter of minutes. We will also learn about setting up teams and ways to train them (and yourself) in this fast-evolving world of Azure. This talk assumes some working knowledge of RDBMS systems and some familiarity with components of BI infrastructure like SSIS, SSRS, and redundancy.

Paresh Motiwala

Paresh Motiwala an Azure enthusiast, a DBA Manager (Boston)has led several large SQL implementations, migrations and upgrades. He has managed multi terabyte OLTP databases. He loves learning and talking about Big Data. He has also been a Senior SQL DBA and a Solutions Architect in Fortune 100 companies. He also helps organizing / and speaks at many SQL Saturdays, Azure Bootcamp and User Groups. He is a certified in Big Data Analytics and FinTech(MIT) Project manager, Public Speaker, an avid singer, cook, open networker, and stand-up comedian. He teaches public speaking, debating, interviewing and group discussion skills. He also mentors DBAs in Boston area; and children around the globe via

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