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Delivering a Data Warehouse in the Cloud

About This Course

When you need to scale your data warehouse's storage and processing capabilities in minutes, not months, you need a cloud-based massively parallel processing solution.

In this computer science course, you will learn how to deploy, design, and load data using Microsoft's Azure SQL Data Warehouse, or SQL DW. You'll learn about data distribution, compressed in-memory indexes, PolyBase for Big Data, and elastic scale.

Note:To complete the hands-on elements in this course, you will require an Azure subscription. You can sign up for a free Azure trial subscription (a valid credit card is required for verification, but you will not be charged for Azure services). Note that the free trial is not available in all regions. It is possible to complete the course and earn a certificate without completing the hands-on practices.

What you'll learn

In this course, you’ll learn theory and techniques for:

  • Choosing a massively parallel processing architecture for a cloud-based data warehouse.
  • Designing tables and indexes to efficiently distribute data in tables across many nodes.
  • Loading data from a variety of sources, querying using PolyBase, securing and recovering data, and integrating into Big Data environments.

Meet the instructors

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Chris Randall

Chris is a trainer, consultant, and author with 25 years of industry experience, specializing in SQL Server and the Microsoft data platform. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert for the SQL Server Data Platform and Business Intelligence, and works in the Microsoft Learning Experiences team as a senior content developer, where he plans and creates content for developers and data professionals who want to get the best out of Microsoft technologies.

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Chris Testa-O'Neill

Chris Testa-O'Neill lives in the Analytics and Data Science team at Microsoft working with the Cortana Intelligence Suite (CIS) and Microsoft R Server. He works with the engineering team and partners to ensure that the CIS technologies are utilized efficiently within businesses and that feedback about the products are reported back to the product group.

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    DAT220x
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  4. Estimated Effort

    2-3 hours per week
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