Tomaž Kaštrun is a SQL Server developer and data scientist with more than 15 years of experience in business warehousing, development, ETL, database administration, and query tuning. He holds over 15 years of experience in data analysis, data mining, statistical research, and machine learning. He is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP for data platform and has been working with Microsoft SQL Server since version 2000. He is a blogger, author of many articles, and a frequent speaker at the community and Microsoft events. He is an avid coffee drinker who is passionate about fixed-gear bikes. In 2018 he co-authored the book "SQL Server 2017 Machine Learning Services with R".
Spark for SQL engineers and data analysts
In this session, we will look into what Spark is, where we can find Spark and how did Spark find its way to the Microsoft SQL world. By covering the most fundamental Spark commands and function session will be covering the most usual scenarios that SQL engineers and data analysts. The demo will include Scala, SQL, Python, and R scripts combined for better data preparation, manipulation, and insights