2017 is going to be an interesting year for the data and technology space.
We are currently operating in a world of increasing uncertainty and decreasing empiricism. External forces such as Brexit and the new US presidency impacting the science and technology industries in ways we are still not certain about yet. We need good data and a strong datacentric approach now more than ever.
Consolidata has had a strong start to the new year and there are some potentially interesting events coming up that you might be interested in:
SQL Saturday Vienna
We recently ventured back to our beloved Austria to presented our Exploring Dark Data with SQL Server 2016 and R talk at SQL Saturday #579 in Vienna. The two day event provided myself and my CTO Gordon Meyer with the opportunity to extend our network and reconnect with friends from the SQL community!
We attended talks on temporal tables and how Internet of Things applications on Azure Service Bus work to solve real-life business problems.
Upcoming Talk at Data Science Festival
We are excited to announce that we will be attending a Meetup event organised by the Data Science Festival. We will be showing you how to use traditional relational database tools like Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and classic data science tools like the R language together to solve data science problems. The purpose of the talk is to show you how these tools can work together to create a more powerful data analytics layer that adds value to your existing data structures with new insights.
You will learn:
- How to set up and use R inside SQL Server 2016.
- How the ScaleR libraries improve on the performance of open-source R and the functionality available to you.
- How to stream data between SQL and R to train predictive models.
- What is Azure ML and why you might want to know more about it.
More details and information about how to register can be found here. It's free to attend!
Upcoming Presentation for the London Business Analytics Group
Not only that, but on the success of our recent R vs Python vs SAS workshop for Outreach Digital, we will be delivering the talk again to a wider audience at the London Business Analytics Group Meetup.
It is a bit of a variation on this blog, but if you are interested in integrating an open-source tool like R or Python into your data management (or if you are looking to learn a programming language for yourself) then this talk will provide a useful overview of all of the tools available to you.
It is free to attend, and details on registration can be found here!