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Malta Data Saturday 2021

event date

24 Apr 2021



Malta Data Saturday is an entire day of free Microsoft Data Platform training with many local and international speakers, including Microsoft MVPs

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

03 Jan 2021

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

28 Feb 2021

This event is in UTC+01:00 - Casablanca time zone.
Closing time in your time zone is .

Some subjects we are looking for:

  • Migration to the cloud
  • SQL Server Administration on the cloud
  • SQL Server tasks that are different in the cloud
  • BI Architecture and Technology
  • Power BI
  • Transforming an application from IaaS to PaaS

We will give preference for exclusive sessions, never delivered before

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135 submissions
Submitted sessions
Marco Obinu
  • Protect your data in a full-PaaS Azure architecture
  • What's new on Azure IaaS for SQL Server
  • SQL Server Lift & Shift on Azure!
  • Azure and SQL Server: Distaster Recovery for everyone!
  • Myth-busting Azure SQL VMs
Kevin Feasel
  • Eyes on the Prize: Simple and Effective Dashboard Visualization Techniques
  • Classification with Naive Bayes
  • Data Virtualization with PolyBase
Shane Welgama
  • The reason why DBAs just can't get OVER Window Functions
  • Lock Picking your SQL Server
Alpa Buddhabhatti
  • Think like Machine learning Algorithm using Microsoft Azure ML for sentimental analysis.
Gethyn Ellis
  • Driven by the 9s - I need a highly available Microsoft Data Platform – what features should I use?
  • Pay less, get more, a guide to SQL Server Licensing
  • Top 5 Skills a DBA will need in 2021
Uwe Ricken
  • User Definied Functions – From SQL 2000 – SQL 2019
  • Simplify data management with partitioning
  • Database Scoped Configuration - Server Settings
  • Introduction to partitioning
Amit Bansal
  • SQL Server Statistics – Things That You Didn’t Know
  • SQL Server Memory Internals & Troubleshooting
  • How To Troubleshoot a Slow Running Query in SQL Server & Azure SQL
  • Developer Best Practices in SQL Server
  • Practical SQL Server Performance Troubleshooting & Tuning
  • 6 Query Tuning Techniques That Will Solve 75% Of Your Performance Problems
Jens Vestergaard
  • Power BI Live Data sets, Monitoring your key metrics
  • ABC's of the Power BI REST API
  • Model Deployment
Chris Adkin
  • An Introduction to Azure Arc for Data Services
Sebastiano Galazzo
  • Creating a photorealistic talking avatar using generative adversarial networks
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  • T-SQL Window Functions in SQL Server 2019
  • Data virtualization with SQL Server 2019 PolyBase and integration with Power BI .
  • Analytics in Power BI with R and Python with SQL Server 2019 ML Service & Polybase
  • Analytics in Power BI with R and Python with SQL Server 2019 ML Service & Polybase : From zero to an
  • Data virtualization with SQL Server 2019 PolyBase and integration with Power BI
  • Query Store for SQL Server 2019 from zero to an hero & lessons learned from the fields
  • SQL Server 2019 on containers and Kubernetes(k8s) from zero to an hero !
  • T-SQL Window Functions in SQL Server 2019
Armando Lacerda
  • Azure SQL DB Hyperscale, the game has changed.
  • Azure Synapse Analytics - When a table is not just a table
  • AI and ML imbedded in Azure Data Platform
Tracy Boggiano
  • SQL Server Configuration with dbatools and dbachecks
  • Mental Health and Wellness in IT: Safeguarding our most precious resource
Dèjì Akọ́mọláfẹ́
  • On-Premises or Hybrid Cloud? Questions That Matter When Virtualizing SQL Server on VMware vSphere
Alexander Arvidsson
  • SQL Server hates you(?) - what the DBAs never told the developers
  • Cats, Candy and CXPACKET - an Introduction to Parallelism
  • Building an Empire - Implementing Power BI Step by Step
  • The Untruthful Art - Five Ways of Misrepresenting Data
  • The Cloud Awakens - Azure SQL Server for the On-premises DBA
  • Not My Problem(?) - Azure Networking 101 for Azure SQL Server DBAs
  • Azure machine learning for the absolute beginner
Thomas Hütter
  • 50 ways to show your data
  • A journey through the Tidyverse
  • What are statistics and why should the developer care?
  • Poor man's SQL Server job monitoring with R
Luis Beltran
  • Using your database for Machine Learning with ML.NET
  • Cosmos DB + Azure Functions: A serverless database processing
Ahmad Osama
  • Securing an Azure SQL Database Deployment
  • Azure Networking for SQL Server DBAs
John Miner
  • Don't Lose Your Integrity
  • Effective Data Warehouse Storage Patterns
  • Audit and Prevent unwanted SQL Server Tables changes
  • Transitioning your T-SQL skills to Spark SQL
  • Power BI Desktop Designer
Ferenc Csonka
  • Power BI Incremental Refresh for Datasets and Dataflows - from Rookie to Pro
  • Azure Synapse Serverless SQL Pool – Building Logical Data Warehouses over Data Lakes and Databases
  • Azure Synapse Analytics 101
  • Paginated Reports: MORE than just SSRS vNext
Andrea Martorana Tusa
  • Temporal tables in SQL Server: practical usage scenarios
  • T-SQL advanced: Grouping and Windowing
  • Leverage Power BI automation using APIs and Power Automate
  • Advanced analytics with Power BI
  • Register your location and activity codeless with the Power Platform
Javier Villegas
  • The evolution of SQL Server as a Service - Azure SQL Database Managed Instance
  • SQL Server 2019 New features
  • Performance Features in SQL Server and Azure SQL
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting SQL Server environments using Free community tools
  • Introduction to Azure SQL
Magnus Ahlkvist
  • Statistics, an unreliable friend
  • RBAR Bad. Sets good.
  • My romantic relation with Powershell generally and DBATools especially
  • Eight hours of work in 20 minutes.
Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen
  • Time Series Analysis in Power BI Desktop
  • Correlation Analysis in Power BI Desktop
  • Text Mining in Power BI Desktop
  • Self-Service AI with Power BI
  • Self-Service AI with Power BI
  • Introduction to Numeric Calculations in DAX
  • From SQL to R – Leverage Your T-SQL Knowledge to Learn R
  • Do You Speak English? Localized Reports with Power BI
  • A Game of Hierarchies: Advanced Graph Algorithms in T-SQL
Erik Monchen
  • Introduction to Deployment of ADF in an Azure DevOps CI/CD environment
  • Use ADF dynamically to orchestrate your data load
  • Lightning-fast processing in a relational SQL Server environment
Mikey Bronowski
  • Multi-server agent jobs administration with happy faces and pigeons
Björn Peters
  • Change your skills - from an onpremise DBA to a cloud DBA
  • Introduction into Azure Arc Data Services
  • Model Interpretability using AzureML SDK
  • Introduction to AzureML SDK
  • Enterprise Risk Modeling & Analysis with Power BI
  • Key Influencer Deep Dive
Benjamin Kettner
  • Azure Functions - a short introduction to serverless computing in Cloud-borne ETL processes
Frank Geisler
  • Automating Power BI with PowerShell
  • Code Your Report Environment
Gonzalo Bissio
  • Azure SQL DB Serverless, a new autonomous database?
Nikola Ilic
  • Power BI & Synapse - The Art of (im)possible!
  • Unpack VertiPaq - Understanding "Brain & Muscles" behind Power BI
  • High 5 - Simple tricks that will make you a Power BI hero!
Kevin Chant
  • GitHub DevOps Duet -Malta Edition
  • Azure DevOps duet - Malta edition
Wolfgang Strasser
  • Continuous Integration for the BI Developer
  • Why Direct Query your data lake is an option but maybe not the best one...
  • Connect your data artifacts with Azure Synapse Analytics
  • PowerPlatform Dataflows –PowerQuery (and more) in the Cloud
Hugo Kornelis
  • Execution plans ... where do I start?
  • From adaptive to intelligent: query processing in SQL 2019
  • Execution Plans in Depth
  • Debugging without debugger: investigating SQL Server's internal structures
Dean Savović
  • SQL Server Intelligent Query Processing in Azure
Damir Matešić
  • Historical data with MS SQL System-Versioned (Temporal) Tables
  • MS SQL New functions, syntaxes, tips & tricks
  • Advanced data types – JSON
Riccardo Zamana
  • Time series Analytics - a deep dive into ADX Azure Data Explorer
Tomaž Kaštrun
  • Power Bi Tips and Tricks
  • Automate your social life with Azure
  • SQL Server In-database machine learning with R and Python
  • Model Interpretability and explainability with Azure Machine Learning
  • Applied data analytics with Azure Databricks
Benni De Jagere
  • Troubleshooting Power BI Report Performance
  • Designing impactful visualisations for your data
  • Power BI Dataflows? Why you need to implement it!
  • Keeping up with your Power BI Tenant Administration
Erwin de Kreuk
  • Is there a way that we can build our Azure Synapse Pipelines all with parameters based on MetaData?
  • Azure Purview Microsoft's answer to Data Governance and Data Lineage
  • Azure Key Vault, Azure Dev Ops and Azure Synapse Pipelines,how do these Azure Services work perfectl
Carlos Lopez
  • Using WSL2 for SQL Server in Containers as development platform