September 16, 2017 all-day
Denver University
SQL Saturday Denver *Datalere is giving 2 presentations!* @ Denver University

SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence, and Analytics.

Operationalizing Data Science
Speaker: Carlos Bossy

Duration: 75

Track: BI Platform Architecture, Development & Administration
The challenge of developing a predictive model is the secret sauce that data science practitioners strive to achieve. While sophisticated predictive models can be game changers that give you a competitive edge, they must be nurtured and closely watched to ensure they perform as expected. This session shows attendees how to build a framework and develop a data model that handles prediction logging, prediction performance management, and analysis. A case study will show predictions can degrade and ultimately fail, further emphasizing the importance of tracking their performance.

Two Guys and a Transformation: ETL Best Practices and Techniques

Speakers: Gabriel VillaMarc Beacom

Duration: 75

Track: BI Platform Architecture, Development & Administration
ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) is the backbone of any data project and can be upwards of 70% or more of the effort. The tools you have access to allow you to make progress in a hurry. However, are you implementing best practices and techniques that will scale to the demands you need? Or will you be refactoring far too quickly than you should in order to meet performance requirements?

Gain helpful insights from decades of lessons learned and walk away with best practices you can implement in your own ETL solution.