Windows Azure Webcast: Hadoop on Windows Azure 4/10


This month’s Windows Azure webcast focuses on Hadoop on Windows Azure. In this session, we’ll cover Microsoft’s end-to-end roadmap for Big Data and how it embraces Apache Hadoop™ by distributing enterprise class Hadoop based solutions on both Windows Server and Windows Azure. With Microsoft’s Big Data solution, we make it easier for customers to move data between Hadoop and SQL Server, offer enhanced security and unified management for an enterprise ready platform and compatibility to the broad Hadoop ecosystem of tools and technologies. The solution is also integrated into the Microsoft BI tools such as SQL Server Analysis Services, Reporting Services and even PowerPivot and Excel. This enables you to do BI on all your data, including that in Hadoop. Join us in the webcast to learn how to unlock business insights from all your structured and unstructured data, including large volumes of data not previously activated, with Microsoft’s Big Data solution.

A bit of background: Analysts estimate that somewhere around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created every day–so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. Data is being generated at a rapid pace, being generated by ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, aerial sensory technologies, software logs, cameras, microphones, Radio-frequency identification readers, wireless sensor networks just to name a few. ‘Big Data’ has the promise to enable organizations to capture, manage, and process these truly massive amounts of data.

Target Audience: Architect, Designer, IT Decision Maker, IT Manager and Pro Dev/Programmer

Presenter: Dustin Sell is the Windows Azure Lead for Microsoft Federal. In this role he advises the Federal Government on strategies for implementing cloud computing technologies. This includes leading Architectural Design Sessions and building Proof of Concepts on various cloud computing platforms.

His background includes service for the United States Navy as well as several years as a UNIX System Engineer for Eastman Kodak. He was also the Lead Developer for The Motley Fool’s Data and News Team developing their quotes and portfolio applications and email campaign systems all which span both Linux and Windows platforms. Dustin came to Microsoft after several years as the NAS/CAS Team Lead at EMC Corporation covering Federal Intelligence accounts worldwide. In this role he was responsible for the architecture, implementation, and knowledge transfer of mission critical/mission essential network storage systems.