Triad SQL Business Intelligence User Group


The Triad SQL Business Intelligence Users Group is a forum where any one interested in the Microsoft business intelligence stack can meet to learn more about the product, share ideas and make contact with other similar individuals. Our group is run by Microsoft BI professionals for the benefit of anyone interested in participating in the group.

All of our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in sharing their knowledge of SQL Server. Our meetings are generally held on the last Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Pizza and drinks are provided.

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Next Meeting: Tue, Jun 26 2018

Azure Data Lake: What, Why, and How

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Time to take a swim in the Azure Data Lake, bring your swimsuit...


UTC : Tue, Jun 26 2018 22:00 - 00:00
Event Time : Tue, Jun 26 2018 18:00 - 20:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Jun 26 2018 22:00 - 00:00


4821 Koger Blvd

Greensboro, North Carolina

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Azure Data Lake: What, Why, and How

Speaker: Melissa Coates, Solution Architect BlueGranite

Summary: 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.

About Melissa: Melissa Coates is a Solution Architect with BlueGranite. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, she specializes in delivering Analytics, Data Warehousing, and Business Intelligence solutions using on-premises, cloud, and hybrid 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 border collie, paddle boarding, or playing in the garden.  Melissa blogs at


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