Exploring Big Data: Course 4 – Querying Data with Transact-SQL

(This is course #4 of my review of the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data) Course #4 of 10 – Querying Data with Transact-SQL Foreword: For the “Querying Data with Transact-SQL” course, I have asked my outstanding colleague Steve Taylor to share his experience recently completing the course. As a data professional for my entire…

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Exploring Big Data: Course 8 – Orchestrating Big Data with Azure Data Factory

(This is course #8 of my review of the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data) Course #8 of 10 – Orchestrating Big Data with Azure Data Factory Overview: The “Orchestrating Big Data with Azure Data Factory” course is comprised of four graded sections of videos and labs, covering Azure Data Factory, creating and monitoring pipelines,…

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Exploring Big Data: Course 2 – Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI

(This is course #2 of my review of the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data) Course #2 of 10 – Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI Foreword: For the Analyzing and Visualizing Power BI course, I have asked my outstanding colleague Steve Taylor to share his experience recently completing the course. I originally took…

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Exploring Big Data: Course 7 – Implementing Real-Time Analytics with Azure HDInsight

(This is course #7 of my review of the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data) Course #7 of 10 – Implementing Real-Time Analytics with Azure HDInsight Overview: The “Implementing Real-Time Analytics with Azure HDInsight” course is comprised of three graded sections of videos and labs, teaching the high-level concepts of HBase, Storm, and Spark. There…

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Exploring Big Data: Course 6 – Processing Big Data with Azure Data Lake Analytics

(This is course #6 of my review of the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data) Course #6 of 10 – Processing Big Data with Azure Data Lake Analytics Overview: The “Processing Big Data with Azure Data Lake Analytics” course is comprised of four sections of videos and labs, where the lab documentation walks you through…

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Exploring Big Data: Course 5 – Delivering a Data Warehouse in the Cloud

  (This is course #5 of my review of the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data) Course #5 of 10 – Delivering a Data Warehouse in the Cloud Overview: The Big Data course titled “Delivering a Data Warehouse in the Cloud” walks you through the key concepts of a SQL Data Warehouse (DW) in Azure,…

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Exploring Big Data: Course 3 – Introduction to NoSQL Data Solutions

(This is course #3 of my review of the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data) Course #3 of 10 – Introduction to NoSQL Data Solutions Overview: The “Introduction to NoSQL Data Solutions” course is comprised of five modules, covering NoSQL services in Azure, Azure Storage Tables, DocumentDB in Cosmos DB, MongoDB, and an overview module…

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Exploring Big Data: Course 1 – Microsoft Professional Orientation: Big Data

  (This is part 1 of my review of the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data) Course #1 of 10 – Microsoft Professional Orientation: Big Data Overview: Titled as the Big Data orientation, the course does just that as it gives a great overview of several key concepts. I really liked digging into CosmosDB to…

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My Journey into the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data

  Exploring Big Data with the Microsoft Professional Program After the introduction of a very successful online education curriculum focusing on Data Science, Microsoft recently announced its next Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) in Big Data. I absolutely loved the Data Science program and have decided to start on the Big Data courses this week. During…

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