PASS Summit 2016 – Day 1 Keynote

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PASS Summit 2016 started Monday 24th of October 2016 with some pre-cons on day one and day two. The third date which is Wednesday 26th of October 2016 is the regular conference start day and for today the first keynote is with Joseph Sirosh Microsoft CVP of Machine Learning and Data Platform.

I am sitting right now on the blogger’s table of PASS Summit and will be writing for you live blog post of announcements today. Please refresh this page to get new updates 🙂

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Blogger’s table at PASS Summit

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Great news: PASS Summit 2016 with 6000+ registration broke the record of PASS Summit all time!

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8:18 AM – Lights dimmed. time to start

8:19 AM: Adam Jorgenson; PASS President stepped up in stage

8:22: 250K members, 170 countries. 300 chapters in PASS

8:23 – AJ: Thanks to our outstanding volunteers

8:24: Mala awarded PASSion of the year

8:27: AJ – Stop at SQL Clinic and ask questions you might have

8:28 – Joseph Sirosh, CVP of Microsoft Data Platform steps up in stage

8:30 –  Machine Learning used to score drop out of over 5.5 Million students

8:35 – Intelligence DB brings the intelligence model besides the data in Database

SQL Server 2016 is Microsoft Intelligence DB

8:37 – For second time Microsoft is the leader in Gartner Quadrant

8:40 – Rohan Kumar GM of SQL Server steps up in the stage

8:41 – In-memory OLTP transactions 30x faster , in-memory analytics 100x faster

HTAP: Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing

GA HTAP in Azure SQL DB from 15th of November

8:43 – Demo time; Fraud detection

8:48 – SQL Server 2016 can handle +1,000,000 transactions at a time for machine learning

8:50 – Justin Silver – Scientist PROS steps up in stage

8:52 – It is important to take data science out of lab settings and apply it on the real world scenarios

9:05 – Customer feedback for intelligence in SQL Server

9:06 – 145TB fast track DW certification with 1.2PB of user data

9:08 – Demo on Redhat – SQL Server on Linux

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9:12 – Joseph Sirosh: today we live in plannet of apps!

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9:14 – DocumentDB blazing fast planet-sacle NoSQL

9:15 – Kalle Hiitola CTO, Co Founder of Next Games on stage. DocumentDB for games

9:18 – 11,500 DocumentDB requests per second.

9:20 – Visualization of matches in walking dead game. I’d prefer visualizations of PASS BA Conference 😉

9:22 – DocumentDB is great for game developers; Superb indexing, no schema, throughput high performance

9:24 – Joseph Sirosh: 40 Zeta Bytes of data in 2020

9:24 – Azure SQL Data Warehouse; Cloud elasticity brought to DW. You can change the scale with slider 😉

9:25 – Scott Smith VP of Product Development of Integral Analytics steps up into stage

9:26 – Data Explosion: >500M records per 1M customers (TB)

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9:31 – Exclusive 1 month free trial for using Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9:31 – Jose Sirosh: Announcement: Azure Analysis Services Preview Available now!

9:35 – Cognitive Services APIs time; Face detection, Extracting key phrases….

9:37 – What-Dog.NET!

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9:38 – Julie Koesmarno Senior PM Microsoft steps up in stage

9:40 – Sentiment Analysis demo by Julie Koesmarno

9:42 – Visualization on sentiment Analysis

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9:45 – Joseph Sirosh; Deep Learning is Every Where

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9:53 – Jen Stirrup Steps up in stage. Yay

9:55 – Pokemon Visualization with Power BI Demo from Data Visualization Guru Jen Stirrup

9:59 – Conclusion by Joseph Sirosh

10:01 – Keynote ends with an awesome video.

Time for me to go to run my Power Query session now 🙂

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Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 20 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for nine continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog: https://radacad.com/blog.
He wrote some books on MS SQL BI and also is writing some others, He was also an active member on online technical forums such as MSDN and Experts-Exchange, and was a moderator of MSDN SQL Server forums, and is an MCP, MCSE, and MCITP of BI. He is the leader of the New Zealand Business Intelligence users group. He is also the author of very popular book Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, which is free with more than 1700 pages of content and the Power BI Pro Architecture published by Apress.
He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday and SQL user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Reza’s passion is to help you find the best data solution, he is Data enthusiast.

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