You're starting a new project where you need to ingest, store, transform and prepare data. Business users have already decided that they want to use Power BI (of course), but you need to decide which service to use for the data integration and serving layer.
Do you choose:
a) Azure Databricks?
b) Azure Synapse Analytics?
c) Microsoft Fabric?
If you're not sure what the right answer is for your project, then this session is for you!
We will start with an overview of the three services and the most common architectures where they shine. Then, we will compare their capabilities and features, and list the most important factors for deciding which one is right for our project. Finally, because we all know we will be asked "how much will it cost?", we will look at the pricing model for each service.
Microsoft Fabric is the newest and coolest kid in town and for good reasons. It brings together the best features from Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse Analytics and Power BI, making it easier than ever to build analytical solutions. Join us as we walk through how to build an end-to-end lakehouse solution in just one hour!
In this session, we will show you how to use Synapse Link to get near real-time data from Dataverse and leverage the power of Notebooks to prepare and optimize the data for the lakehouse medallion architecture. Then, we will use that data to build stunning visualizations in Power BI that provide valuable insights. Finally, we will introduce the new Data Activator tool, an innovative component of Microsoft Fabric that empowers business analysts to drive actions based on data automatically.
Don't miss this opportunity to experience Microsoft Fabric's game-changing potential firsthand and learn how it can revolutionize your analytics workflow.
Data Activator promises to help you drive automated actions on your data through a no-code experience. But what are the right use cases to leverage Data Activator? And how do you set it up?
In this session, we will delve into how Activator enables your organization to get closer to its data-driven goals. How can you configure Data Activator to maximize business output, and where does this tool fit into your existing data governance and data management ecosystem? When should you take advantage of Data Activator?
Microsoft Fabric is here to change your world - but will it make Data Governance any easier? Will you as a Data Governance Manager be able to ensure that data remains a strategic asset within the organization? Or as a Data Engineer or Analyst, are you curious if Fabric will help you build trusted data assets?
Let's see how Microsoft Fabric affects your data governance framework, how we can enforce data privacy regulations, and oversee metadata management to drive responsible and ethical data practices. What are domains in Fabric, and how can you use these? What about Purview? How do we balance data access controls and democratizing data insights while maintaining regulatory compliance and safeguarding sensitive information with Microsoft Fabric? Let's embark on this journey with Microsoft Fabric, and see how it fits in the world of Data Governance.
In the ever-evolving landscape of data management, the concepts of Data Mesh and Data Fabric have emerged as pivotal frameworks to address the challenges of organizing, accessing, and utilizing data at scale.
This session delves into the comparison of Data Mesh and Data Fabric, what are their benefits and limitations? How are they different, and can they coexist? And in Microsoft Fabric, how would you go about implementing these architectural frameworks in practice?
Are you itching to get hands-on building solutions in Microsoft Fabric, but aren't quite sure where to start? Maybe you're coming from the world of Power BI and want to explore more of the tech behind the scenes? Or is it finally time to take-off and move away from the on-premises Microsoft BI stack to fully embrace the latest and greatest of analytical tools in the cloud? If so, this workshop is for you!
In just one day, you will learn everything you need to build a Microsoft Fabric Proof of Concept.
We will start with an overview of architectures and capabilities, then define the most important factors that will help you decide which parts of Fabric are appropriate for your project. Lakehouse or Warehouse? Pipelines or Notebooks? Eventstreams or Power Query? Microsoft Fabric can do it all! Once you have a plan and a few rough diagrams, it's time to dig into the details.
As we start looking at how to ingest, transform and store the data, you will be divided into boarding groups where everyone is working on similar proof of concepts using the same technologies. Each group will be led by a flight attendant who will guide and assist you during your flight. By teaming up, collaborating, and discussing with each other, you will also gain valuable insight and learn from each other’s experiences.
Once the data is ready for consumption, we will look at how to create beautiful visualizations and tell data stories using Power BI, how to empower business analysts by automating actions based on changing data, and how to roll out a fully governed solution in your organization.
Don't miss this opportunity to experience Microsoft Fabric's game-changing potential firsthand and learn how it can revolutionize your analytical workflow! Our experienced flight attendants will ensure a safe flight full of relevant use cases and a good learning environment.
Remember to put on your own Fabric mask before helping your clients or organization. Devices must be switched on for the entire duration of the flight. All snacks are complimentary. Ready for take-off?
Starting out in the workforce as a young techy can for sure be challenging. Being a woman on top of that has provided some interesting experiences. In this talk, I want to share some of my learning points and key takeaways from my journey so far. The tips I wished someone had given me prior to my embarkation in my new Data Engineer role. Join me to learn from these key takeaways that do not only benefit young women but anyone navigating the world of tech, whether you are an old or young soul.
Data management is a critical component of modern businesses and organizations. With the increasing amount of data being generated and collected by companies, effective data management has become more important than ever before. But what is it?
In this session, we will take a look at what Data Management actually entails. Is it the governance of data, digging into roles, processes and policies? Is it the storage, retrieval and transformation of data? Or is it about the technology components? We all agree that Data Management is important, so let us try and demystify the somewhat fuzzy term to better understand how to increase the value of our data.
Power BI Service is providing new solutions and ways to solve challenges. One of those features is Power BI Dataflows. So what is that, and why should you care?
In this session, we will take a look at the Power BI Service-specific feature dataflows, and dig into how dataflows can improve the performance of how you consume, create and share business insights. What is the difference between dataflows and Power Query, how can you use dataflows to enable non-technical report developers and are there any AI features you can take advantage of?
In May, Microsoft unleashed a game-changing force upon the analytics world with the introduction of Microsoft Fabric. This groundbreaking technology has been hailed as a paradigm shift, completely transforming the landscape of data-driven analytics. Are you ready to embark on this revolution?
Join me in this transformative session as we dive deep into the disruptive power of Microsoft Fabric and explore how it revolutionizes how we approach analytics. What are the key features and capabilities that make Fabric a catalyst for change in the technology landscape? Why is this so revolutionary? And what characterizes disruptive technology? When should you jump on the wave and take action, and when should you not?
Moreover, we'll address the pressing question of how to ensure preparedness in the face of these revolutions. Keeping up with the rapidly changing technology landscape can take time and effort. We will share strategies and insights on how to navigate this new era effectively. Discover how to streamline adoption, maximize benefits, and make the journey smoother for your organization.
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