Welcome to the CBIG site!

The Charlotte BI Group, or CBIG as we like to call ourselves, is a technical user group focused on Business Intelligence topics.  

As a member, you will learn about Business Intelligence best practices, recommended architectures, design patterns, development platforms and techniques, as well as administration and configuration topics with an emphasis on the Microsoft BI stack and related toolsets.  From time to time we'll also cover other important BI skills such as business analysis, requirements gathering methodologies, usability, and testing. 

Our meetings will approach learning in a casual, fun and social way.  You'll be given opportunities to get to know fellow BI, SQL Server, and Analyst professionals in the area.  We'll also do our best to keep you informed about regional events & happenings in the technical community.

Be sure to visit the Join CBIG page to receive invitations to monthly CBIG meetings and special events!

Nov 1, 2016: SQL Server 2016 and Polybase

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

6:00 pm:  Introduction & Spotlight Sponsor 

6:15 pm:  Main Presentation : SQL Server 2016 and Polybase

Abstract: This session will focus on the brand new SQL Server 2016 feature called PolyBase. PolyBase is a technology that accesses and combines both non-relational and relational data, all from within SQL Server. It allows you to run queries on external data in Hadoop or Azure blob storage. The queries are optimized to push computation to Hadoop. In this session, you will learn how to install and set up PolyBase, and how to use it once you've got it configured.

Presenter: Sean Werick is a principal consultant for Pragmatic Works.  He has been in the data industry for 15 years, focusing on the Microsoft data platform, both on-premises and in the cloud. He has architected, developed and integrated end to end solutions for customers in various sectors including finance, government, health care, and retail. He is extremely passionate about data, data science, and business intelligence. He believes in impacting businesses in a meaningful way through data.

Location:  Microsoft Campus - 8055 Microsoft Way Charlotte, NC 28273 - View Map

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-2016-cbig-sql-server-2016-and-polybase-tickets-28653457262

Check back soon for more 2016 speakers & topics!   Have any ideas or want to speak?  Email us at CharlotteBIGroup@outlook.com

Upcoming meetings:
Dec 6, 2016


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