Azure Databricks—Apache Spark as a Service

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The driving force behind Apache Spark (Databricks Inc.) and Microsoft have designed a joint service to quickly and easily create Big Data and Advanced Analytics solutions. The combination of the comprehensive Databricks Unified Analytics platform and the powerful capabilities of Microsoft Azure make it easy to analyse data streams or large amounts of data, as well asthe training of AI models. Sascha Dittmann shows in this session how the new Azure service can be set up and used in various real-world scenarios. He also shows, how to connect the various Azure Services to the Azure Databricks service.

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About Sascha Dittmann

Sascha Dittmann is working as a Data Solution Architect at Microsoft. In his role he supports customers to implement successful cloud solutions. His focus is on software development for Microsoft Azure, SQL Server Business Intelligence, Big Data as well as Data Science. Before he joined Microsoft in 2015, he was working for Ernst & Young as a Software Developer (13 years) and Solution Architect (3 years). He's an author of several technical articles and a regular speaker at user groups and conferences. Between 2012 and 2015 he received 4 Microsoft MVP awards for Microsoft Azure.