Orlando SQL Server Users Group

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OPASS January 2015 Meeting W/ Josh Luedeman

  • In-Person @ 1061 South Sun Drive Ste. 1009 Lake Mary, Florida, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 20:30 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

The Orlando SQL user group (OPASS) meets the last Thursday of every month at Cork and Olive in Lake Mary, FL. We feature a different speaker every month covering a variety of topics. This is a free event centered around Microsoft SQL server, where everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Come join us for free learning, networking, food, and fun.

Featured Presentation:

Get Up and Go: Big Data Automation Using HDInsight

Josh Luedeman, Business Intelligence Consultant Pragmatic Works

Big Data is the new great tool in the IT Toolbox. There are so many different ways to utilize Big Data in your environment, that’s hard to know what way may be the best for your situation, even if all you want to do is create a Proof of Concept. Microsoft Azure has come to the table with their own cloud offering called HDInsight. In this session, we’ll go over HDInsight, and the differences that exist between it and other Hadoop deployments. We’ll go through the different options for deploying an HDInsight cluster. We’ll also go over using PowerShell for interacting with HDInsight, including scripts that you can use to automate the creation of an HDInsight cluster, run a Pig Script, and downloading your output file from Azure Blob Storage.

About Josh:
Josh is a Business Intelligence Consultant with Pragmatic Works, focusing on Microsoft Business Intelligence tools, the cloud and Big Data Technologies using Azure and Hadoop. He has worked in IT for over 10 years holding positions in Application Support, Database Administration, and Business Intelligence, in industries like Higher Education, Manufacturing, Software Development, and Consulting.

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Regular Meeting Location & Agenda

 Meeting Time

We typically meet on the last Thursday of each month from 6:30PM - 8:30PM

 NEW Meeting Location

Cork and Olive

1061 S. Sun Drive Ste. 1009 Lake Mary, FL 32746

We normally start with about 10 minutes of news and announcements.  We then have 10-15 minutes of networking.  Right before the food is served, we give our sponsor for the month a chance to present for 10-20 minutes.  At about 6:45 we start our feature presentation. Finally we end by raffling off any SWAG our sponsors have graciously supplied.


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Upcoming Events


Event: OPASS/MagicPASS User Group Meeting
Location: Nova Southeastern University
Address: 4850 Millenia Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32839
Date: April 19th, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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