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SQL Server Society of Las Vegas Monthly Meeting

8/8/2013 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Cindy Gross (@SQLCindy) is a member of the Microsoft Customer Advisory Team (CAT), where she works with Microsoft Business Intelligence, SQL Server, Hadoop, and Hive to make data more accessible to decision makers and generate more business value. She has extensive data platform experience, with roles that span engineering and direct customer engagement, and was honored to earn the title of SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master. As an active member of the technical community, she regularly speaks at local and national events and contributes to whitepapers,blogs, technical articles, and books.


CAT: Big Data – All Abuzz About Hive


Learn how to re-use your existing SQL skills with Hive and HiveQL to access "unstructured" Hadoop data. We'll see how Hive ODBC opens up your existing tools including PowerPivot, Power View, SQL Server, Excel, and more to easily access multitudes of previously unused data without having to learn MapReduce and Java. We'll talk about when to use Hive vs. and/or with other products such as SQL Server, PDW, and Analysis Services.

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