The PASS Data Architecture Virtual Group focuses on data architecture concerns as they impact users, developers and DBAs on the Microsoft SQL Server platform.

Upcoming Meetings

Realizing the Full Value of Data Warehousing in the Cloud

Wed, Mar 21 2018 13:00 Central Daylight Time

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Realizing the full value of data warehousing in the cloud

Realizing the full value of data warehousing in the cloud Cloud environments play a key role when modernizing, and are rapidly changing the way businesses are thinking about their data and analytic strategy. However, to truly empower your data analysts, it’s critical to understand how best to leverage these environments for different analytic workloads while still keeping IT happy. During this webinar, we discuss the workload considerations when evaluating or migrating data warehousing in the cloud. We also go over common architectural patterns to better understand things such as using object storage vs local, designing for multi-tenancy, tuning performance for SLAs, and more. Additional topics include: • Design and benefits of cloud-based data warehousing • Best practices and workloads considerations from ad hoc to reporting • Enabling self-service access and analytics without the risk • Hybrid and multi-cloud strategies • Real world customer successes

Greg Rahn

Greg Rahn is a director of product management at Cloudera, where he is responsible for driving SQL product strategy as part of Cloudera’s analytic database product, including working directly with Impala. Over his 20-year career, Greg has worked with relational database systems in a variety of roles, including software engineering, database administration, database performance engineering, and most recently, product management, to provide a holistic view and expertise on the database market. Previously, Greg was part of the esteemed Real-World Performance Group at Oracle and was the first member of the product management team at Snowflake Computing.

 Call for Speakers and Volunteers

We are looking for presenters for the Data Architecture Virtual Chapter. Whether you have 10 minutes worth to discuss on a specific insight, or a raft of full-length decks ready to roll, we want to hear from you.

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Data Architecture underpins just about everything we do in IT. Without a clear understanding of how data is structured, there is no reliable way to derive meaning from it. Data Architecture drives the design and governance of data systems, and thus should be of interest to any data professional. Data Architecture provides the blue-prints that we all share, whether we be DBAs, data integration developers, database developers, data warehousing professionals, data presentation developers or client-side application developers persisting data for later retrieval.




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