February 2020 BRSSUG Meeting

Post date: Jan 31, 2020 10:31:27 PM

When: Wednesday, 02/12/2020


• 5:30 - 5:45: Introduction/Food and Drinks <-- Note our earlier start time!

• 5:45 - 7:30: Presentations

• 7:30 - Until: Open forum for questions

Location: Louisiana Technology Park- location info here


Our sponsor for this meeting is HEADSPRING - https://headspring.com/


Main Presentation: Crud, Another ETL Solution: Azure Data Factory

Speaker: Brandon Brockhoeft

Summary: Spending too much time building and maintaining your data analytics and data warehousing applications, but don’t want to invest in a pricey commercial solution with licensing entanglements? Azure Data Factory is an alternative to writing something completely custom that plugs into lots of services and can be tailored where needed. In this talk, you’ll learn how and why to leverage Azure Data Factory as the stepping stone for your organization’s ETL, ELT, and big data solutions. We’ll explore the distinguishing data and compute platforms that you’ll be able to use along with developer features like git source control and continuous delivery. You’ll even get to see a sample pipeline built in .NET and the Azure UI Designer that works with open data sources.

Bio: Brandon Brockhoeft is a career software engineer working primarily with Microsoft solutions with over 15 years of professional experience. He is an LSU alumnus and native of the Baton Rouge area. Brandon is employed as a Principal Consultant for Austin-based Headspring custom software consultancy. He has provided development and architecture technology solutions in the finance, state government, energy, and aerospace industries. Brandon’s functional expertise includes full-stack development, distributed architecture, real-time communication, DevOps and agile transformation, & mentoring.