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Birmingham SQL Server User Group - BI in Azure & IoT Real-time Data using Raspberry Pi Sensors *** NEW VENUE ***

SQL Midlands

Thursday, 11 August 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)

Birmingham SQL Server User Group - BI in Azure & IoT...

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Event Details

Midlands SQL Server User Group - 11th August 2016, 6.30pm *** New Venue ***
Session 1: Alex Whittles  - Business Intelligence in Azure
Session 2: Paul Andrew - IoT Real-time Data using Raspberry Pi Sensors


6.15pm – 6:30pm Meet & Greet

6:30pm - 7:30pm Alex Whittles - Business Intelligence in Azure

Azure offers many great tools and services, but how to they fit together and what are your options when trying to architect an end to end Azure BI platform? We'll take a high level look at the available Azure services, discussing what their capabilities are, how they fit together into a cloud hosted BI architecture. Covering Azure Data Factory, Data Lake, Table Storage, Blob Storage, U-SQL, HDInsight, SQL Data Warehouse, Machine Learning, Power BI, Event Hub, Stream Analytics and more.

7:30pm - 8:00pm Break & Pizza

8:00pm – 9:00pm Paul Andrew - IoT Real-time Data using Raspberry Pi Sensors

The Internet of Things is the new kid on the block offering a wealth of possibilities for data streaming and rich analytics. Using a Raspberry Pi will we take an end to end look at how to interact with the physical world collecting sensor values and feeding that data in real-time into Azure services for manipulation and consumption. This will be a heavily demonstrated session looking at how such an environment can be setup using the Microsoft offerings including; Windows 10 IoT Core, Universal Windows Platform applications, an IoT Event Hub, Stream Analytics, Azure Table Storage and Power BI.


New Venue

We are trying out a new venue for the SQL Midlands User Group. This session will be held at Aston Manor Academy NOT the Midlands Art Centre.


Aston Manor Academy Phillips Street Aston Birmingham B6 4PZ

Parking on site is available through the main gates but is limited. There is also on street parking available opposite.

We will be hiring the main hall which located through the entrance doors and to the left.


Other Details
We'll be putting on food for the event, so please do register so we know numbers. If you then can't make it we'd really appreciate it if you'd unregister and/or let us know.

Dress code: relaxed


Event Organiser Contact Details

If you need any further details or have any requests for this or future Midlands SSUG events, please contact get in touch. 

Alex Whittles Twitter: @PurpleFrogSys Email:

Paul Andrew Twitter: @mrpaulandrew Email:

SSUG Twitter: @SQLMidlands


Speaker Profiles

Alex Whittles Alex is a Data Platform MVP, and is the owner and principle consultant at Purple Frog, a SQL Server Business Intelligence consultancy in the UK with multinational clients in a variety of sectors. He specialises in all aspects of dimensional data modelling, data warehousing, ETL and cubes using the SQL Server stack. Alex has an MSc in Business Intelligence, is a chartered engineer, is on the organising committee for both SQLBits and SQL Relay, and leader of the Birmingham SQL Server User Group and the Birmingham Azure user group. Alex is also a regular speaker at many SQL Server events around the world including SQL Relay, SQL Bits, SQL Saturdays, 24 HOP and the PASS Summit.

Paul Andrew Paul has 10+ years’ experience working with the complete on premises SQL Server stack in a variety of roles and industries. Now as the senior developer at Purple Frog Systems is focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT) using Microsoft Azure and specialising in real-time data streaming. Paul is also an ambassador for the STEM Networking education in schools’ programme, an organiser of the Birmingham SQL Server and Azure user groups as well as a very active member within the SQL Server community.

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When & Where

Aston Manor Academy
Phillips Street
B6 4PZ Birmingham
United Kingdom

Thursday, 11 August 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)

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We normally hold meetings every other month, usually on a Thursday after work at in the centre of Birmingham. It's an informal gathering of like minded people, with a couple of speakers presenting tips, techniques and information on old, new and upcoming technology. We like to get a mixture of world leading speakers as well as providing an opportunity for our members to present.

We tailor the speakers and sessions to your requests so if you have any specific topics that you want to go through, then come along and let us know.

We're part of the UK SQL Server community at and we're an official PASS chapter (the Professional Association for SQL Server) covering the Midlands in the UK.


If you've registered for an event and can no longer make it, please do unregister so that we don't over order the food! To unregister just view your tickets in your EventBrite account, and then cancel the relevant ticket. Thanks!


This event is kindly sponsored by Purple Frog Systems, if you need any Microsoft Business Intelligence help (Data Warehouses, ETL, Cubes, Azure, IoT, etc.), give them a call!


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