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Microsoft Big Data Jump StartJoin us live June 21st for in-depth training on Microsoft’s Big Data solution set. This free Webcast from Microsoft Virtual Academy will be the first in a series tailored for architects and seasoned developers interested in a demo-heavy learning experience that will help you get valuable insights from large and complex data. The course will be taught by Saptak Sen who leads Microsoft’s high performance computing (HPC) evangelism efforts, and you will be able to have your questions answered in-real time by our team of subject matter experts in chat.

The course will cover setting up and loading data into Windows Azure storage and a Windows Azure HDInsight cluster, Windows Azure Data Management concepts (e.g., SQL Machines, SQL Databases, Tables, Blobs), using Hive to query Hadoop data using HiveQL commands, and how Hive leverages the entire Hadoop cluster. We will also explore ways to pull data from HDInsight and other sources into Excel using tools like PowerPivot, Data Explorer, Power View and Geoflow to visualize data models with self-service analysis.

We look forward to seeing you June 21st so register today!