Lars Hammer

Lars Hammer

Bunker Holding, Lead Data Engineer

Fredericia, Denmark

Loves working with architecture and teams and enabling people using IT Technology
Working with BI & Data for more than 10 years using Microsoft stack.
Hands-on experience on Azure since 2017
Presentations done for multiple audiences and invited as guest speaker for partner companies - up to 300 people in audience.

Area of Expertise

  • Energy and Basic Resources
  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Data Platform
  • Azure Data Lake
  • Azure Data & AI
  • data engineering
  • Data Analytics

BC2ADLS. Business Central Data to Fabric or Data Lake

What is BC2ADLS?
BC2ADLS is a freeware tool that takes Dynamics Business Central Data to Microsoft Fabric or to a Data Lake.
It was originally built by 2 Microsoft Employees as an example on how data from Business Central could be made available for Analytics in Azure.
More info can be found here: https://github.com/microsoft/bc2adls
They are not supporting the tool anymore, but there are forks, like https://github.com/Bertverbeek4PS/bc2adls

Why use BC2ADLS
BC2ADLS is quite easy to setup on newer versions of Business Central - both in 365 versions and OnPrem versions. It is also quite performant.

BC2ADLS & Fabric or Data Lake
BC2ADLS consists of 2 parts:
- A Business Central component that export changes to Fabric or Data Lake,
- A Fabric/Azure Consolidation component, that consolidates the changes to the current data.

Practical experiences
- When is BC2ADLS the right tool to use?
- What is working well and what could be improved?
- What other tools are available and will be available?

Preferred session duration: 50 minutes, but also available in 20 minutes and 10 minutes
Level 300 session
Target Audience: BI Developers, Data Engineers and Data Architects.

Azure Cost Monitoring

Wow, it's great to have an updated overview of Azure Costs
All Product Teams should be able to track their Azure Costs

Azure Cost Monitoring Options
There are a number of different options to monitor Azure Costs:
- Cost monitoring at the subscription level, resource group level, resource level
- Cost monitoring from your Azure Vendor
- Cost export

Building an azure cost monitoring solution
On top of an export of cost data from subscriptions and resource groups, a power bi cost analysis was built. Insights from building the tool will be shared

Cost Consciousness: Learnings from the tool
- Some Azure components are quite costly
- Can we save by starting and stopping some resources?
- Can we save by scaling resources at appropriate times?

Preferred session duration: 50 minutes, but can also be provided in a 20 minutes and 10 minutes version
Target Audience: IT Managers, IT Developers that work in Azure

Lars Hammer

Bunker Holding, Lead Data Engineer

Fredericia, Denmark