Upcoming Meetings  

November 12, 2014 - PASS Summit review and Visual Analytics with HDInsight & PowerView - Josh Fennessy 

This meeting date is the second Wednesday of the month due to PASS Summit the first week 

We meet at Omni Resources, 3701 Evergreen Dr, Appleton, WI 54913

Next Meeting: Wed, Nov 12 2014

FoxPASS November 2014 Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None
RSVPURL: http://fox-pass-sql.eventbrite.com/

Note: the meeting has been moved to the SECOND Tuesday in November so it does not conflict with PASS Summit. 

We'll be showcasing another PASS Summit speaker, Josh Fennessy, at our November meeting! 


Event Time : Wed, Nov 12 2014 17:30 - 19:30 (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Wed, Nov 12 2014 23:30 - 01:30


3701 E. Evergreen Drive
Appleton, Wisconsin

Direction: None

Featured Presentation


Speaker: Josh Fennessy, Buisness Intelligence Architect BlueGranite

Summary: BIG DATA! There, I've said it. But, what exactly does it mean for YOU? This session will help to dispel some of the big data confusion, and we will focus on HD Insight, Microsoft's Hadoop based implementation. Loading data and querying a database is one thing and that will certainly be covered. Exploring how we can integrate data from HD Insight into our existing analytic solutions is one of the real world implementations this session will be focused on. This is one of the keys to successfully selling management on the needs for a big data solution. It's not just another database, it's a tool to enhance existing analytic structures. During this session, we'll start with a brief overview of Hadoop and HDFS. Next, we'll take a look at HD Insight, and explore some of the features therein. Finally, integration with SSAS and Power View (using Excel 2013) will be shown, which will close the loop on big data visualizations.

About Josh: Josh Fennessy, BI Architect at BlueGranite, has been building solutions with the SQL Server BI stack for 8 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert in Business Intelligence. Specializing in SQL Server Analysis Services and visualizations with PerformancePoint and Excel, he has delivered many high-impact solutions. Active in the PASS community, Josh is the Chapter Leader of West MI SQL, a Michigan-based PASS Chapter, a PASS Regional Mentor, and lead organizer for SQLSaturday Kalamazoo.