Free 1-Day Azure Databricks Workshop

Alpharetta, GA | October 22nd, 2019

Azure Databricks is a powerful and easy-to-use service in Azure for data engineering, data science, and AI. It provides a collaborative environment where data scientists, data engineers, and data analysts can work together in a secure interactive workspace. Built on Apache Spark, Azure Databricks is capable of processing and modeling data of all sizes and shapes, and it integrates seamlessly with other Azure services such as Data Lake Store, SQL Data Warehouse, Cosmos DB, Event Hubs, and Data Factory.

Join BlueGranite, Microsoft, and Databricks for a 1-day immersive experience into Azure Databricks. This free, all-day session will provide attendees with a strong understanding of the Azure Databricks platform and hands-on experience in a live notebook environment.

Technologies covered include Azure Databricks, Spark, Machine Learning, Delta Lake, MLFlow. Content is intended for Architects, Data Scientists, Data Engineers, and VPs of Analytics. 

Participants should be familiar with Spark and at least one programming language (Python, Scala, and/or SQL). Workshop content presumes a 200-level of architectural expertise of infrastructure and solutions design in this domain.

  In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Connect to structured and unstructured data.
  • Reliably consume data in motion with structured streaming.
  • Manage data repositories with Delta Lake.
  • Build high-powered machine learning models with SparkML.
  • Manage and deploy models with MLFlow.


  • October 22nd, 2019

    8:30 – 9:00         
    9:00 – 10:00
    Introduction to Databricks
    10:00 – 10:30
    Use Case Spotlight: Customer Churn
    10:30 – 12:00
    Demo: Meet Azure Databricks
    12:00 – 1:00
    1:00 – 2:30
    Lab: Modern Data Platform feat. Databricks & Delta Lake
    2:30 – 3:00
    Lab: Operationalized AI
    3:00 - 3:30
    Questions, Networking, Closing Remarks
  • 8000 Avalon Boulevard, Suite 900

    Alpharetta, GA 30009

    This is a free event, all training and meal costs paid by Microsoft and BlueGranite.

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    This is a Microsoft event where items of value, which will include food and beverage, may be available at no charge to attendees. In order to comply with all applicable gift and ethics rules, Microsoft will not provide these items to Public Sector/ Government employees without a signed authorization letter from your agency/institution gifting/ethics officer or responsible attorney. Please check with your ethics counsel to verify that you are permitted to participate in this event and receive items that may be offered. Please contact for a copy of the approval letter.


Leo Furlong, Principal Consultant


Leo is a Principal Architect at BlueGranite. He has vast knowledge of the BI tool space and has extensive experience in self-service BI, performance management, OLAP, ETL, reporting and database methodologies.


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