SQL Server Live! Keynote: Select Star from Everything: Microsoft’s Growing Data Stack


8:00am - 9:00am

Andrew Brust

Senior Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence


Big Data. Columnar data. Unstructured data. Streaming data. Data discovery. NoSQL. SQL-on-Hadoop. Predictive analytics.

The world of data is changing. And after more than a decade of slow and steady stability, the entire Microsoft data platform has changed too. While SQL Server is still the flagship, the number of new products, services, features and components that have been added to the stack, in just the last few years, is phenomenal.

It’s time to take stock of where the Microsoft data platform is, understand the forces in the industry that got it there, and take a very critical look at its strengths and weaknesses.

Join SQL Server Live! co-chair, SQL Server MVP and Gigaom Research Director for Big Data and Analytics, Andrew Brust, for a comprehensive review of Microsoft’s data platform offering, a forecast of its next chapters and an assessment of its competitive prowess.