Azure SQL DW Loading Strategies and Power BI R Visuals

Dec 15, 2016 · Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

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Working with R custom visuals in Power BI

Power BI continuous growth in the BI market and the popular use of R for BI and Advance Analytics projects makes them a great match to extend Power BI base visuals and provide a more cohesive integration between both technologies. In this session we will explore how to leverage existing R code from our projects to integrate them into Power BI and extend our solutions with great visuals.

Speaker: Jose L. Rivera

Consultant - Nagnoi, LLC

Jose L. Rivera (@SQLConqueror) is a seasoned data professional, speaker, SQL Server MVP and community leader working as Consultant for Nagnoi LLC. Jose L specialize in the design, development and implementation of Business Intelligence solutions with special emphasis on systems data integration and enhanced data visualizations using Microsoft BI tools. He shares his knowledge and experience on his blog ( and throughout his community work as Chapter Leader for the PASS Global Spanish VC ( and board member of the Puerto Rico PASS (

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Loading Strategies

Any data warehousing project has to include a data loading strategy during the development and operational phases. As the industry is moving to more modern and scalable alternatives in the cloud, it is important to understand what are our options and best practices to design the best strategy for our scenario. In this session we will go through some Polybase basics and various Azure SQL Data Warehouse loading best practices.

Speaker: Guillermo Caicedo

Consultant - Nagnoi, LLC

Guillermo Caicedo is a passionate data professional working as a Consultant at Nagnoi, LLC. He has helped numerous companies in successfully getting insight from their data by developing and implementing business intelligence solutions into their organizations. Mr. Caicedo has also extensive experience developing comprehensive web-based and mobile solutions. Guillermo is a Data Platform MVP that participates as a speaker in community events like SQL Saturday and technology user groups. He enjoys is the PASS chapter and Power BI user group leader for Puerto Rico (PRPASS).

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  • Puerto Rico Professional Association for SQL Server

    The Puerto Rico Professional Association for SQL Server (PRPASS) is a volunteer and not-for-profit organization founded in 2005 with the main objective of providing a learning, networking and collaboration environment for everyone interested in learning about the Microsoft data platform. PRPASS is the local Chapter affiliated to PASS, the largest community of data professionals in the world and official local Power BI user group.

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