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




DataGrillen vorspiel with Jeroen Bosems and Rune Ovlien Rakeie

For this year's DataGrillen conference ( two of our meetup users have been selected to do sessions, and we look forward to hearing those two before shipping them abroad. Food and mingling at 1700 - sessions start at 1720.

Featured Presentation:

Applying Agile in Business Intelligence

Jeroen Bosems, Business Intelligence Consultant Inmeta Consulting AS

In this presentation, we will be discussing the merits of Agile processes in Business Intelligence (BI) development. First of all the focus will be on explaining the differences between Agile methodology and Waterfall processes in BI and why Agile is here to stay. Agile requires a specific mindset in BI projects due to our full stack mindset and we will spend time giving pointers on what rules can make your communication with the business more fluent. This will include the value of maintaining live documentation for both business and developer. We then look at why there are technical limitations for implementing Agile that are specific to BI and examples of how to overcome these. One of the tools we will look at Test Driven Development (TDD) and Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) and how these apply for a BI setting. By following the previous notes we can describe how we're pragmatically going to apply these principles, and elaborate on splitting up the different scopes in a project (staging, Data Warehouse, and reporting layers). This will, in turn, enhance the quality of our deliverables. By the end of this session, you will have a better understanding of Agile development in BI, and some tools of how to apply this to your day to day operations.

About Jeroen:
Currently working at Inmeta in Oslo, I'm working hard on sharing knowledge on everything BI and Data Development. Worked in production environments and finance among others and noticed how Data can help business processes get better and better. Right now trying to focus on bridging the gap between business and development, so that we can all work as a team on finding proper business solutions.

Easing the pain of database migrations, a closer look at the new cloud citizen - DMS

Rune Ovlien Rakeie, Principal Consultant EVRY AS

An essential part of migrating your application workload to the cloud is how to transfer your data securely to its new home. If you in addition want to change the underlying database system, for instance Oracle to SQL Server, it can quickly escalate to an overwhelming task. What if your application have a very high uptime requirement and your database is so large that you don't not have a downtime window long enough to do a traditional backup/restore operation? In order to overcome these pain points we have now available, both in Azure and AWS, services and tools that alleviate these pains and brings your valuable data safely across with near-zero downtime. In this talk we will: - Guide you through how to set up a migration process with checks and balances - Compare the schema analysis and conversion tools provided by AWS and Microsoft - Compare the migration services provided by AWS and Azure - Demonstrate near-zero-downtime migration for a live database on AWS and Azure

About Rune Ovlien:
Rune Rakeie has been working with databases for over 20 years, primarily with Microsoft SQL Server. Throughout the years, Rune has had many roles, including developer, database designer, solution architect, and all the way to production DBA. Today Rune works for EVRY as a Principal Consultant "focusing" on the different cloud vendor's Data Platform Services. Rune is very active in the Microsoft Data Platform community and has held a position on the board for the Norwegian user group. For the last 3 years he has been running the largest Microsoft Data Platform conference on Norwegian soil, SQLSaturday Oslo. In his spare time you can find Rune in the woods of his hometown, Arendal, enjoying his new found hobby, single track bicycling.



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