A Day of Delta Lakehouse

A Day of Delta Lakehouse

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University of Strathclyde,The Technology and Innovation Centre

99 George Street


G1 1RD

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DATA:Scotland presents A Day of Delta Lakehouse with Simon Whiteley

About this event

DATA:Scotland is Scotland’s data community conference

DATA:Scotland occurs annually and consists of more than 40 technical and soft skill sessions presented by Microsoft MVP’s, community leaders and technology evangelists from around the world.

  • Subjects spanning all skill levels from “Introductory” sessions to “Deep-dive” sessions, with professional development sessions also provided.
  • Session content ranges from traditional SQL Server, through Azure, AWS & Google cloud technologies to automation, data science, business intelligence and so much more.

New for 2022 - Precon workshops

This event is a full-day of workshop training, taking place the day before the main conference event.

  • This is a full day's workshop training
  • Lunch with tea and coffee breaks are included in the price
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A Day of Delta Lakehouse with Simon Whiteley

The evolution of spark over the last decade has been incredible, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. The latest generation of Databricks workspace has a whole raft of features that add quality of life to the spark user, whether you're a data engineer, scientist or analyst, there are features just for you. But spark itself is intimidating to the new user, there are vast quantities of outdated documentation, elitist forums full of old-school veterans - how do you even get started with spark? Where do you even begin?

  • This training day starts with the absolute fundamentals, demystifying the engine behind spark and giving you the much-needed context for how it works.
  • We'll then run through some hands-on exercises to teach you how to work with spark, some tips & tricks for building reliable workflows and show you how to bring your existing SQL skills to the party.
  • We'll then talk about Delta - the open file format that has revolutionised how we build data lakes.
  • We'll end the day looking at the more unique features of Databricks, from the photon-powered Databricks SQL serving layer to the self-managing data pipelines with Delta Live Tables, and some other goodies on the way.

The day will be delivered by Simon Whiteley - a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and one of only 13 Databricks Beacons in the world. Simon has been championing how we can take the traditional "big data" approaches of spark and bring the huge wealth of knowledge from BI & Data Warehousing communities to build the best of both worlds for many years now - and hopes you'll join him for this day.

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