Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Paul Andrew

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Group Manager & Analytics Architect specialising in big data solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Data engineering competencies include Azure Synapse Analytics, Data Factory, Data Lake, Databricks, Stream Analytics, Event Hub, IoT Hub, Functions, Automation, Logic Apps and of course the complete SQL Server business intelligence stack. Many years’ experience working within healthcare, retail and gaming verticals delivering analytics using industry leading methods and technical design patterns. STEM ambassador and very active member of the data platform community delivering training and technical sessions at conferences both nationally and internationally. Father, husband, swimmer, cyclist, runner, blood donor, geek, Lego and Star Wars fan!

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Becoming an Electricity Island Including Free Fuel for the Car – Part 1

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Thinking About an Azure Synapse Analytics Physical Architecture v1

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Thinking about an Azure Synapse Analytics Logical Architecture v1

Hi folks, as some of you may be aware it was the Microsoft MVP Summit in March, for MVP’s this is an exciting time...

An Architects Guide to Delivering Data Insights Using the Microsoft Azure Data Platform

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