March Azure User Group: Analytics in the Cloud

Please join us for the March Minnesota Azure User Group meeting! This months topic will be presented by Ross McNeely the enterprise data management Practice Manager at Tail Wind. He will present on

Title: Analytics in the Cloud

Description: Join as we walk through and discuss the analytic-lifecycle with tools based entirely in the cloud. By leveraging Microsoft’s suite of managed services in Azure, we have developed end-to-end analytic solutions. We begin by reviewing our data engineering practices for the intake of structured data and non-structured data through Azure Data Factory v1. The data transformations were done through U-SQL scripts in Azure Data Lake Analytics for data cleansing, and data integration. We will dive into the usage of Azure Machine Learning (ML). Discuss sourcing from the Data Lake into Azure Analysis Services. We finish by reviewing the complete analytic-lifecycle where we present the final visualization in Power BI for insight and action.

Learn more about Ross on his website here: and follow him on twitter @Ross_McNeely.

Food is provided free of charge by our sponsor MemSQL. MemSQL ( offers a cloud and on-premises data warehousing/real-time analytics solution.

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