Data Swindon - Databricks VS Synapse Analytics


29th July 2020

7 - 8 pm



AGENDA: 19:00 - 20:00
SPEAKER: Simon Whiteley
TOPIC: Spark Showdown - Databricks VS Synapse Analytics

We now have two slick, platform-as-a-service spark offerings in Azure, but which one should you choose? Azure Databricks is powering forward with advancements to the spark engine, a mature workspace and cross-platform compatibility, but Azure Synapse Analytics' new Spark engine sits at the beating heart of a fully integrated platform.

Which do you choose - separate specialist tools or a one-size-fits-all solution?

In this session we'll take a look at the key differences, contrast how we achieve different Spark patterns and equip you will all the knowledge to pick the right solution for you going forward.

BIO: Director of Engineering & Owner of Advancing Analytics, Simon is a seasoned Cloud Solution Architect and tech lead with well over a decade of Microsoft Analytics experience. A deep techie with a focus on emerging cloud technologies and applying "big data" thinking to traditional analytics problems, Simon also has a passion for bringing it back to the high level and making sense of the bigger picture. When not tinkering with tech, Simon is a death-dodging London cyclist, a sampler of craft beers, an avid chef, and a generally nerdy person.

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Level 1: Introductory and overview material
Level 2: Intermediate material (background knowledge useful)
Level 3: Advanced (assumes prior subject matter knowledge)
Level 4: Expert (deep level of technical knowledge)

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