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The Charlotte BI Group, or CBIG as we like to call ourselves, is a technical user group focused on business intelligence, analytics, data warehousing, and big data.

Our meetings will approach learning in a casual, fun and social way.  Join us to learn and get to know fellow professionals in the area.


Upcoming Special Events in Charlotte:


August 2018 CBIG Meeting: Azure Data Lake: What, Why, and How

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, August 7, 2018

5:30 pm:  Dinner and mingling with fellow CBIG members 

6:00 pm:  Introductions and Spotlight Sponsor presentation from SentryOne

6:15 pm:  Main Presentation with Melissa Coates

Topic: Azure Data Lake: What, Why, and How

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Session Description: We will explore the capabilities of Azure Data Lake (ADL), its use cases, as well as when to implement ADL as part of your data architecture. Options for integration of the data lake with SQL Server, Azure SQL DW, Azure SQL DB, and Azure Blob Storage will be discussed, as well as the roles of U-SQL and PolyBase in a multi-platform system. You will leave this session with an understanding of the benefits, challenges, and suggestions for getting started with Azure Data Lake technologies.

Presenter: Melissa Coates is a Solution Architect with BlueGranite in Charlotte, NC. She specializes in delivering modern data warehousing, data lake, and business intelligence solutions using cloud and hybrid and technologies. Formerly a CPA, Melissa is ridiculously proud to be an IT geek and downright giddy to be a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. When Melissa steps away from the keyboard, you can probably find her hanging out with her dog, paddle boarding, or playing in the garden. Melissa blogs at sqlchick.com.

Meeting Location: Microsoft Office, 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. We're in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) in the left building - the 2nd door, farthest from the entrance.

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Upcoming CBIG Meeting Dates

Sept 11, 2018

October 2, 108

November 13, 2018

December 4, 2018    

We typically meet on the 1st Tuesday of every month (sometimes the 2nd Tuesday if there's a holiday near the date, or a conflict with the meeting room).   

If you would like to present at CBIG, we'd love to have you! Please e-mail us at:  CharlotteBIGroup at Outlook.com

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