Grega Jerkič is an international senior data developer, consultant and mentor with a focus on the implementation of complex analytical systems. He has done multiple trainings for Microsoft and IBM in Europe and Middle East, and he is a co-author of a book for Microsoft on the data warehouse - Training Kit (Exam 70-463) Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012. For last 9 years, he is also an owner of the company In516ht where the team is implementing different analytical solutions for large clients in the Adriatic region and abroad.
Implementing a new database platform for your modern data warehouse – Snowflake on Azure
The hottest database Snowflake for the data warehouse in the cloud is now available on Azure with a strategic alliance with Microsoft. What makes the new platform worth over 4B and having the status of the fastest growing SaaS solution in the analytics market? In the presentation we will look at the unique capabilities of the database comparing to the cloud alternatives (Azure SQL Datawarehouse, Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift), why you no longer need to worry about concurrency and scaling and why some standard database assumptions/constraints are no longer valid. The presentation will be based on the practical examples of use cases in the region and what we have learned regarding the new platform. Lots of hands-on examples and integrations with Azure applications like PowerBI and Azure Databricks.