[CLOSED] Let's talk about Fabric! (IN-PERSON @ Microsoft, Brussels Airport)
18/09/2023 - Microsoft
18/09/2023 - Microsoft
We’ve reached the maximum number of people that can be registered, and will not be able to fit more people into the room. For that reason, we have closed registrations, and will now only allow people to register for the waiting list.
In case of cancellations by registered attendees, we’ll let you know a slot has opened for you!
Fabric Espresso team is coming to your favorite user group with freshly brewed pot of content!
Join us in this hour-long session to learn how to unlock the power of Microsoft Fabric and make your analytics efforts a breeze.
We will cover all the Fabric components and everything you need to know to delight your business users in no time! And you will know how to squeeze the best performance out of Fabric!
Regardless of whether you are into lakehouses or warehouses, we got you covered. Even better, why not both! We will cover best strategy for ingestion and consumption of your data so you can start working on your analytic solution quickly and with confidence.
Every tip and trick we share is proven in real world customer scenarios.
And all of this comes in easy to consume sips!
Many companies have invested heavily in building data lakes to store large volumes of structured and unstructured data from various sources into Delta Parquet files. These Delta Parquet files can be used for a wide range of Analytics and Business Intelligence applications. Most of these organizations struggle to derive insights from their investments due to the complexity of accessing and querying the data, and how to let self-service users connect to this data in the lake using Power BI.
With the introduction of Microsoft Fabric, an all-in-one analytics solution for enterprises, we now have a better approach for this. In this session, we will explore how to use Lakehouse data at scale with Power BI, using the new Direct Lake connectivity mode. Power BI Direct Lake combines the best of both worlds from Import and DirectQuery mode, and gives us the option for great performance over data in the lake, without introducing additional latency for dataset refreshes.
We will start by discussing the benefits of the Lakehouse architecture and how it can improve data management and analytics. We will then move on to explore how to connect to Lakehouse data using Power BI by combining both of these architecture components and using each of them to their strengths.
We will also cover best practices for optimizing performance when working with large volumes of data, including using data partitioning and query optimization techniques. We will demonstrate how to use Power BI to analyze Lakehouse data in real-time and how to build reports that provide actionable insights for decision-making.
By the end of the session, attendees will have a solid understanding of how to leverage Lakehouse data at scale with Power BI and how to build powerful analytics solutions that can handle massive amounts of data. Whether you are a data analyst, data scientist, or BI professional, this session will provide you with valuable insights into the world of Lakehouse data and Power BI, featuring the new Direct Lake connectivity mode.
Stijn is a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, former-MVP & DataMinds (Belgian Data Platform User Group) core member. He is also one of the organisers of the local user group sessions & the yearly event called DataMinds Connect (SQL Server Days). He spends his days working hands-on with the largest Synapse Deployments in the world, he enjoys tuning environments and driving products to their limit!
Benni is a Senior Program Manager in the Power BI Customer Advisory Team (PBICAT) at Microsoft. Aspiring to be top notch in his field, through continuous personal development, on both technical and soft skills. He strives for maximum results in his tasks using team play, communication, thinking outside of the box, and (endless) motivation. Benni is always ready to tackle the unknown, or pick up fresh ideas to broaden his range. Building on past experiences, he continuously tries to find new, more efficient ways of obtaining results, and improving the process along the way.
Loving (almost) every day of it, he’s fascinated by the value of data, sometimes flabbergasted by the lack of awareness, and intrigued by the endless possibilities whilst discovering new ways of looking at data. He thrives on unfolding new insights for customers whilst using an open and transparent communication.
On a daily basis he turns (large amounts of) coffee into insights for customers, and references witty British comedy, lame dad jokes, and obscure facts way too often. Overly enthusiastic about anything data related, he’s trying hard to keep up with all things new and shiny.
When not working, blogging or reading, you’ll likely find him out and about being his weird self. Rumour has it that he’s also involved with a ragtag band of data enthusiasts, enjoying themselves whilst organising cool community things.
They go by the name of .. dataMinds!
|Welcome + Food & Drinks
|Fabric Espresso Lungo (60 minutes)
|Using Lakehouse Data at scale with Power BI, featuring Direct Lake mode (60 minutes)
Brussels Airport – Passport Building
1930 – Zaventem