Artis Consulting Teams Up with Microsoft to Deliver a Cloud Immersion Experience with Azure Databricks and Spark

Richardson, TX - January 15, 2018 - Artis Consulting, L.P., is excited to collaborate with Microsoft to deliver three workshop sessions in Denver (Jan. 17th), Dallas (Jan. 29th) and Houston (Jan. 31st). These workshops will allow attendees to immerse themselves into a new Spark offering, Azure Databricks.

The following details below are from the Microsoft Events website.

Ready for a deep dive experience into the new Spark offering, Azure Databricks? Presented by some of our best Microsoft Engineers, along with the expertise of a hand-picked Microsoft Partner, this event is not to be missed. Attendees will leave with a strong understanding of Azure Databricks and hands-on experience with the Spark solution.

This Azure Databricks session will focus on two areas:

Overview of the Azure Databricks solution and Demo

This session will focus on the Azure Databricks solution and the solution’s key differentiators. Highlights for the Data Scientist, IT Administrator and the Business Decision Maker such as security, RBAC, notebook experience, administration, comparison to other offerings, use cases and case studies will all be covered.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM — Azure Databricks Overview

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM — Demo

Azure Databricks Hands on Lab

10:45 AM - 4:00 PM — Hands on Lab will cover the following:
Loading data, connecting to Azure Blob Storage, Structured Streaming Demo, Spark SQL, Connect to SQL DW, Databricks optimizations, Machine Learning in Azure Databricks

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM — End of Day Recap
Recap the labs and review of the core Azure Databrick value

Technologies covered:

  • Azure Databricks

  • Spark

  • Machine Learning

Attendees should be familiar with Spark and at least one programming language (Python/Scala/SQL).

We suggest attendees take the Microsoft Azure Essentials course as a prerequisite if unfamiliar with Azure.

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As part of this workshop, please plan to bring a laptop with you.

About Us

Artis Consulting is a professional services firm dedicated to delivering Data, AI, IoT & Custom solutions that provide the right information, to the right person, at the right time. With our business-centric approach, Artis Consulting helps our clients transform their organizations through improved insight and productivity.

Founded in 2002, Artis Consulting is part of the Microsoft Partner Network and holds numerous Gold and Silver Competencies across Data Analytics, Data Platform, Cloud Platform, Application Development and Productivity solutions. We bring experience and expertise focused solely on helping companies like yours leverage corporate information for improved performance. For more information visit or contact us at (972) 702-9500.