Drive Smarter Decisions with Microsoft Big Data

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Big Data is attracting strong interest from technologists and business users alike. Yet few organizations can actually reap the benefits of Big Data today because the barriers to entry are still too high. Existing tools are complex and require deep expertise in Hadoop and Data Analysis that are both in short supply.

This session will show how Microsoft is democratizing Big Data for the masses. Microsoft enables you to manage all data of any type or size, enrich your data with the world’s data and to deliver insights to all users with familiar tools like Office. Attend this session to learn how Microsoft Big Data enables you to:

Gain the simplicity of Hadoop on Windows, enabling you to seamlessly manage data of any type or size. Our Big Data platform enables you to easily extend your Data Warehouse to include unstructured data on Hadoop on Windows Azure or Windows Server. You can now setup a Hadoop cluster on Windows Azure in minutes, thanks to the simplicity of our platform. Microsoft is also committed to making Hadoop enterprise-ready by improving management through integration with System Center, and boosting security through integration with Active Directory, so IT can seamlessly manage security policies across Hadoop clusters, databases and applications.

Enrich your data with the world’s data and services. Microsoft’s Big Data platform enables you to enrich your data by switching from a world of laborious searching to one of easy discovery. We enable you to easily combine your data with the world’s data via Windows Azure Data Market, and refine your data through Advanced Analytics.

Deliver insights to all users through familiar tools like Microsoft Office. We make it easy for all users glean insights from all their data, whether structured or unstructured, through familiar tools like Excel. In addition, we will enable ODBC connectivity to Hadoop, and you can now analyze unstructured data on Hadoop using Microsoft BI tools like PowerPivot and Power View.

If you want know the latest on Microsoft Big Data, this session is a must!

This session is sponsored by Microsoft

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Shawn Bice


As Director of Program Management of the Database Systems Group at Microsoft, Shawn Bice has responsibility for Azure SQL Database, Big Data & SQL Server RDBMS, including guiding the vision, strategy, engineering and market delivery.

As part of his charter, Shawn is focused on delivering Microsoft’s core data platform solutions and services that allow IT Professionals, DBAs, and Developers to successfully Develop, Deploy, and Manage data applications across the SQL Azure platform and SQL Server workload.

Since joining Microsoft in 1997, Shawn has served in engineering leadership positions across the Server and Tools Business (STB) including Windows Server, System Center, SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and spent a tour in field sales, affording him the opportunity to gain expertise and insight needed to make a broad impact for Microsoft, its customers and partners.


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