Lift and Shift is Not a Strategy…

Lift and shift is a bridge. If your enterprise is considering migrating enterprise data and data integration workloads from on-premises to the cloud, lifting and shifting is not the end of the story. Lifting and shifting is, rather, the mechanism – the conversion project – that positions your enterprise to leverage the economies of scale …
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Enterprise Data & Analytics Welcomes Shannon Lowder!

I am honored and thrilled to welcome Shannon Lowder (@shannonlowder | blog | LinkedIn) to the Enterprise Data & Analytics team! Shannon is a data engineer, data scientist, BimlHero (though not listed on the page at the time of this writing), and shepherd of the Biml Interrogator open source project. If you use Biml to generate SSIS …
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It’s Biml 2018 Release Day!

Scott Currie and the team at Varigence announce the release of BimlFlex 2018, BimlStudio 2018, and BimlExpress 2018! This much-anticipated release includes awesome features for experienced Biml professionals as well as for data engineers new to automating processes! BimlFlex 2018 BimlFlex is a mature and complete data engineering automation framework. Out of the box, BimlFlex …
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Completed: Microsoft Big Data Professional Program Capstone Project

I’m excited to announce that I’ve completed – with help from my friend and brother and co-host of the Data Driven podcast, Frank La Vigne (Blog | @Tableteer) – the Microsoft Big Data Professional Program Capstone project! The capstone is the last course requirement (of 10 courses) to complete the Microsoft Professional Program in Big …
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Achievement Unlocked: Certified in Implementing Real-Time Analytics with Azure HDInsight

I learned a lot completing Implementing Real-Time Analytics with Azure HDInsight. It’s the most fun Microsoft Virtual Academy / edX course I’ve taken to date! In completing this course, I finished the requirements for the Microsoft Azure HDInsight Big Data Analyst program. I completed Implementing Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure HDInsight and Processing Big Data with Hadoop in Azure …
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