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Meetings take place every third Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Arie (AJ) Jones
Hello, How Do You Hadoop?

Big Data is all the rage these days with a lot of people championing one platform or another and trying to push implementation of the next hotness in distributed processing. Churning analytics of extremely large sets of data on what is considered commodity hardware is an intriguing concept, but has definitely seemed out of reach for more traditional relational database administrators and developers. With SQL Server 2016, Microsoft has attempted to bring these outside data sources into view for the SQL Server aficionado with the inclusion of Polybase. In this talk, we will go over what Hadoop is and is not, what exactly is Polybase, and how to utilize Hadoop in conjunction with your relational data.

Arie "AJ" Jones is the Owner\Vice President of Emerging Technologies at Indy Data Partners, Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indy Data Partners provides mission-critical database and information systems support for SQL Server and Oracle environments nationwide. He has authored several books on SQL Server and related topic and enjoys being involved in Microsoft’s open source development projects centered around .Net Core.

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Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
Speaker: Jay Robinson, Topic TBD

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Speaker: John Deardurff, Topic TBD

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Speaker: Sean Werick, Choosing the Right Microsoft Data Science Platform

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
Speaker: Matt Gordon, How to Keep Your Database Servers Out of the News

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