Speaker: David Chappell

Azure and Its Competitors: The Big Picture

Public cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure are an important part of the future. Becoming a major player in this area is essential to Microsoft’s long-term survival. Yet there are plenty of competitors, including Amazon Web Services, Google, and more. How do these alternatives compare to Azure today? And what’s likely to happen going forward? […]

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The New Default Platform

The success of cloud computing, the emergence of IoT, and the growing popularity of machine learning all lead to an inescapable conclusion: We’re seeing the rise of a new default platform for IT. In this last keynote of the morning, David Chappell will describe this platform, showing how it encompasses IoT and machine learning and […]

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NoSQL on Microsoft Azure: An introduction

NoSQL data stores have gone mainstream. In this session, David Chappell will survey the expanding NoSQL landscape on Azure, providing a big-picture view of these technologies. He’ll also spend a bit more time on DocumentDB, Microsoft’s document database-as-a-service, and Azure Search. This session is aimed at anybody who’s new to NoSQL or is curious about […]

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Microsoft Azure and Its Competitors: The Big Picture

Microsoft Azure public cloud platform is important for the future. Becoming a major player is essential to Microsoft’s long-term survival, yet there are plenty of competitors: Amazon Web Services, Google, and more. How do these compare to Azure? And what’s likely to happen going forward? David Chappell will provide an independent perspective on these topics.

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Microsoft Azure for Enterprises: What and Why?

Microsoft Azure provides a broad set of useful services for enterprises. But what Azure scenarios are most interesting to enterprise leaders, and why? Which of these scenarios do most enterprises start with, and why do they choose them? David Chappell walks through the basics, giving you a big-picture view of how enterprises are adopting Azure […]

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