Modern Data Estate - Overview of Azure Data Services
Azure Data Services End-to-End Overview
Wherever your data is or however you would like to manage it Microsoft Azure will help you unlock its full potential. Support rapid growth and save more time for innovation with a portfolio of secure, enterprise-grade, fully managed database services that include Azure SQL Database, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Database for MySQL, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, SQL Data Warehouse, SQL Data Warehouse and supporting data movement services such as Azure Data Factory. Azure HDInsight, Azure Databricks and Azure Data Lake Store and Azure Data Lake Analytics provide cloud native capabilities for Big Data operations. In this session I will provide you with an overview of this complete set of managed services and how they can be used to manage your data through its complete life cycle and enable you to build applications that scale to support your organization’s needs.
Speakers Name and BIO
Gary Hope is currently the Cloud Data, Advanced Analytics and AI Solutions Architect at Microsoft South Africa. Gary has previously worked for several large organizations including American Express and Siemens Business Solutions as well as havening been involved in the incubation of several IT startups including LAN/IX and iSolve and has been with Microsoft for the past 13 years. Gary is a technical all-rounder with over 25+ years of experience and has worked with a broad range of data management technologies in a range of roles including technical project manager, technical and development lead and solutions architect focusing primarily on the scalable solutions for data management.
His extensive consulting experience has provided him with a strong background and hands on experience in architecting data platform applications for several of the largest and most complex applications in South Africa, including SQL Server and Azure based solution development, deployment and operational management.
He has extensively leveraged the Microsoft business intelligence and advanced analytics tools to help businesses see the story their data tells though rich visualizations and better predict the future state of their business.