Meeting – February 20, 2020

Denver SQL Server User Group

February 20, 2020
5:30 – 8:00


Microsoft Office
7595 Technology Way Suite 400 
Denver, CO 80237


Meeting Agenda
5:30 – 6:00 Food / Socializing
6:00 – 6:15 User Group Business
6:15 – 6:30 Open panel/Questions & Answers
6:30 – 8:30 Main presentation


Main Presentation:


Azure Data Lake Design Patterns

Data lakes have been around for years yet there is still much hype and hyperbole surrounding their use. This session covers basic design patterns and architectural principles to make sure you are using your data lake and underlying technologies effectively. We will cover topics like best practices for data ingestion and recommendations on file formats as well as designing effective zones and folder hierarchies to prevent the dreaded “data swamp”. We’ll also discuss how to consume and process data from a data lake as well as the often-overlooked areas of data governance and security. This session goes beyond corny puns and broken metaphors and instead provides real-world guidance gleaned from dozens of successful data lake implementations in Azure.


By Jason Horner

Hi, my name is Jason I’m a practice lead at Redapt. I spend most of my day helping clients solve business problems mostly in the Data and Advanced Analytics spaces. Sometimes this involves various and sundry cloud technologies including Azure Data Factory, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Lake Store, Azure Data Bricks, HDInsight and Azure SQL Database. I’m fluent in several languages including: SQL, C#, Python, and PowerShell.


I’m a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server (MCM) and have been recognized for my technical excellence and evangelism efforts by Microsoft by being awarded the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the last 5+ years.


In my off hours I like to snowboard, karaoke, ride roller coasters and play arcade games.

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Feb 20 2020


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Microsoft Denver HQ
7595 Technology Way Suite 400 Denver, CO 80237
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