Greater Lansing Area for SQL Server (GLASS)

Greater Lansing Area for SQL Server

We are a group of professionals who like to get together to talk about Microsoft SQL Server and related technologies. Meetings are open and free of cost to the public but will require an RSVP so we can get an accurate count for food. 


1. Facilitate networking and create opportunities for our members
2. Deliver quality content for in-depth learning and professional development
3. Encourage community growth and development

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Next Meeting




Hadoop: Get Going with Big Data

  • In-Person @ Lansing, Michigan, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 19:30 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Abstract: The hype around Big Data has been increasing at a rapid pace for the last several years. Apache Hadoop has grown to become an extremely important and popular technology for processing and analyzing the vast quantities of data that continue to be produced. Unfortunately, Hadoop can be intimidating and it can be confusing to understand where to get started. Fortunately, Microsoft has made it easy to start working with Hadoop in the cloud with their Azure HDInsight Hadoop as a service offering. 
In this session, Chris Campbell will show you how to get up and running fast with Hadoop in the cloud and analyze semi-structured data with Azure HDInsight and common Hadoop technologies like Hive and Pig. 

Speaker BIO: Chris Campbell is the CTO at BlueGranite. An established big data and IT expert, Chris has worked with clients ranging from Cleveland Clinic to Nielsen and Chrysler. As CTO, Chris is responsible for positioning the company for long term success, evaluating and showcasing new technologies, platforms and tools, working with strategic accounts and mentoring and guiding the BlueGranite team.

Prior to joining BlueGranite, Chris held leadership roles at RCM Technologies and Ancor Information Management. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University. 



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