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Ed Freeman By Ed Freeman Software Engineer II
SQLBits 2024 Workshop - DataOps: How to Deliver Data Faster and Better with Microsoft Cloud

Join Ed Freeman & Barry Smart at the world's leading data conference, SQLBits, for this full day training session, DataOps: How to Deliver Data Faster and Better with Microsoft Cloud, due to be presented on Tuesday 19th March 2024.

DataOps is "DevOps for data". It helps data teams improve the quality, speed, and security of data delivery, using cloud-based tools and practices. DataOps is essential for real-world data solutions in production. In this session, you will learn how to use DataOps to build and manage a modern data platform in the Microsoft Cloud, with technologies like Azure Synapse Analytics and Microsoft Fabric. You will also learn how to use various services and technologies to enhance your data platform, covering topics such as:

  • Build & release management: automate and streamline your data pipelines and deployments.
  • Versioning: track and manage changes to your data and code.
  • Validation: ensure the accuracy and consistency of your data.
  • Testing: verify the functionality and performance of your data applications.
  • Monitoring, observability and alerting: measure, troubleshoot and escalate your data operations and outcomes.
  • Developer experience: enable collaboration and productivity among your data team members.
  • Infrastructure deployment: provision and configure your data resources and environments.
  • Security and governance: protect and control your data assets and access.

Join us to discover the tools, techniques, and processes we use to provide secure, reliable, cost-effective data solutions in the Cloud.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to embed and apply DevOps principles to a modern data platform
  • Learn what practical tools and processes you can utilize to ensure the delivery high-quality data products
  • Understand how to administer and govern modern data platforms to ensure efficient and quality solutions

Previous Experience

Data Engineering/Data Architect experience not required, but recommended Familiarity with Microsoft Products & Services recommended

Tech Covered

  • PowerShell
  • Synapse Analytics
  • Power BI
  • Python
  • Spark
  • Data Lake
  • Big data analytics
  • Modern reporting and insights
  • Purview
  • Operations
  • Fabric
  • Synapse Data Engineering
  • Synapse Data Warehousing
  • Synapse Data Science

Book your place!

For more information, and to book your place, visit the SQLBits website.

Ed Freeman

Software Engineer II

Ed Freeman

Ed is a Data Engineer helping to deliver projects for clients of all shapes and sizes, providing best of breed technology solutions to industry specific challenges. He focusses primarily on cloud technologies, data analytics and business intelligence, though his Mathematical background has also led to a distinct interest in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and other related fields.

He also curates a weekly newsletter, Power BI Weekly, where you can receive all the latest Power BI news, for free.

Ed won the Cloud Apprentice of the Year at the Computing Rising Star Awards 2019.