San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Note: Pizza, soda, and networking commence at 5:30PM. Speakers start at 5:45PM.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Fidato Partners is raffling off a Jabra Move Wireless Stereo Headset at the close of the meeting. Listen to music, talk on your phone, move unencumbered by wires, be like one of the cool kids! You must be present to win.
Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Your warehouse in the cloud
The ever-growing presence of cloud-based applications has driven enterprises to always be looking for the next big step. Azure SQL Data Warehouse is the new solution to provide an enterprise-class data warehouse, in the cloud, based on the SQL Server concepts that so many enterprises and BI professionals have adopted.
This presentation will:
- Provide an overview of Azure Data Warehouse and its key features
- Demonstrate how to create a new Azure server and data warehouse
- Show how to scale the warehouse to meet your company’s needs
- Demonstrate loading data and combining disparate data sets
Jim Danner’s Bio
Jim Danner is a Senior Manager of Business Intelligence with Fidato Partners with over 26 years of custom application development experience in both data architecture and front end design. He has architected numerous projects in the financial, manufacturing and health industries across the full project life cycle.
Power BI Desktop: An easier way to deep dive into and visualize your data
The ever-crowding field of the data visualization industry has seen a new leader emerge with Microsoft Power BI. Microsoft has utilized both on-premise and cloud resources in order to give the user an optimum solution for uploading, transforming, visualizing, and sharing data.
The 45 minute presentation will include but not be limited to:
- Discussing the role Power BI plays in the Microsoft BI Stack hierarchy
- Demonstrating how data files can be uploaded into Power BI Desktop from a variety of sources including:
- SQL Server
- Transforming data within Power BI using the Query Editor feature
- Sampling a variety of the visual tools used to build reports within Power BI
- Publishing PBI Desktop reports to the cloud for sharing purposes
John Sannini’s Bio
John Sannini is a Senior Tech Consultant and has been with Fidato Partners since August of 2014. He is a Microsoft certified professional in querying SQL Server and is collaborating with fellow Fidato Partners BI team members to further the company’s presence in the IT community. Currently John is in a co-lead role for client IBM on data migration efforts at their Blue Bell, PA location after their recent acquisition of Fiberlink Communications.
Fidato Partners is the leading provider of accounting, risk management and information technology consulting and recruiting services in the Philadelphia area. We serve a broad range of clients from emerging growth through global organizations across most major industries, with deep experience in the pharmaceutical and life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, and the professional services industries. Fidato Partners has assembled a diverse group of the most talented and experienced professionals in the region who are not only technically competent, but dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our clients. It is this commitment to quality which distinguishes us from other professional services firms.
When & Where
Philadelphia Business Intelligence User Group
The Philadelphia Business Intelligence User Group is a subsidiary group of the Philadelphia SQL Server User Group (PSSUG) which is sponsored by PASS. Our mission is to facilitate discussions about all BI topics (ETL, Data, Reporting, Analytics, etc.) and also to provide a networking venue for BI professionals.
We meet the 4th Thursday of every odd month at the Microsoft Technology Center in Malvern, PA starting at 5:30pm. Pizza and soda are served. We may meet on even months at various locations in the Philadelphia region.