Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway

Welcome to Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway!

PASSChapterLogo.jpgMicrosoft Data Platform User Group Norway (MDPUG Norway, formerly SQL Server User Group Norway) is for for everyone interested in or working with Microsoft Data Platform technologies including SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services & Analysis Services, Information Management (SQL Server Integration Services, Azure Data Factory (ADF) & Data Sync), Power BI, Analytics Platform System, Cortana Analytics Suite, Azure Data Lake, Azure DocumentDB, Azure HDInsight and Hadoop, Spark, & Storm on Azure, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Search, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure SQL Database and Azure Stream Analytics. Our goals are to share knowledge, present new technologies, network and have fun. We welcome everyone from database administrators and developers to business intelligence professionals and students.

Membership is free, join us today!

We are always looking for speakers. Have you worked on an interesting project? Discovered a cool feature? Built an automated framework? Performance tuned the heck out of an application? Scripted all your daily tasks? Join us and share your experiences! We are looking for both Norwegian and English presentations of all levels.

Our meetings are managed via our Meetup group. You can also find Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway on LinkedIn and you can join us on Twitter by following @MDPUGNorway and using the hashtag #MDPUGNorway.

Next Meeting




Data Lake w/ U-SQL by Helge Gårdsvoll & Azure Stream Analytics by Johan Brattås

We are very proud to say that Norway has three speakers at this year's PASS Summit. This is the first of two meetings where they will present their Summit sessions for us before they go to Seattle. Johan and Helge are here today and Cathrine will present her session at the meeting Oct. 17.. We will also raffle out some swag and maybe serve something other than pizza for once!

Featured Presentation:

Make your Data Lake Smarter with U-SQL Extensions with Helge Rege Gårdsvoll

Helge Rege Gårdsvoll, Data & Insights Manager Fortum

So, you have a data lake with a lot of data. Maybe you have made some U-SQL scripts to batch process some structured data as well? But what to do with the rest? The data lake can store images and text files, but can you make any use of it? This session will show how you make your data lake smarter by utilizing various extensions with three examples: (1) Spatial analysis of geographical data, with complex JSON sources and some C#, (2) Cognitive services for understanding and analyzing images and text and (3) R or Python to perform machine learning at scale.

About Helge:
Helge is the Data & Insights Manager at Fortum Consumer Solutions, responsible for their Analytics & Insights platform based on Cortana Intelligence Suite. He primarily works with Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics, Data Factory, Data Catalog, Azure SQL, Power BI and Stream Analytics. Helge is keen to test and find uses for new technologies and are forward thinking on how technology and insights will give Fortum a competitive advantage

Don't Cross the Streams! A Closer Look at Azure Stream Analytics with Johan Ludvig Brattås

Johan Ludvig Brattås, Lead Solutions Architect Capgemini

Azure is ready to receive all your event and device data for storage and analysis. But which options in the Azure message handling portfolio should you use to receive and manage your data? In this session I will explain the different options, take a closer look at how they work and what this means for you. Furthermore, I will take a closer look at the Azure Stream Analytics (ASA) language. You will learn how to develop both simple and complex ASA queries, and how to debug. We will look at the possibilities, limitations and pitfalls in the Azure Stream Analytics language. And finally, look at the different input and output choices and when to use which one. This includes a look at how to build a live stream dashboard with Stream Analytics data in PowerBI. The session is based on real world project experiences and will use real world data in the demos.

About Johan Ludvig:
Johan Ludvig Brattås is a managing consultant at Capgemini, and a dedicated community guy. He has worked with MS SQL server since late 1999, mostly with BI in one form or another. The last 4 years, most of his work has been in Azure working on VMs, data lakes, PowerBI, and the last two years focusing on Azure IoT and Stream Analytics. Combining his passion for Microsoft SQL Server with his passion for sharing knowledge, he has spoken at various events in the SQL Community. This is also a way to give back to the community for all the things he has learned over the years. When not working, Johan Ludvig either spends his time with his kids, playing with new technology, or teaching coeliacs how to bake glutenfree food.



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