Disco and Cortana Intelligence Suite at SQLBits 2017

Melissa Coates

Published On: March 28, 2017

Categories: Community, SQLBits 0


I love disco music. I mean, I really do love it. It just makes me happy. So it must be fate that the theme for this SQLBits is...disco!

I'm beyond thrilled to be headed to SQLBits to present a session called "Building Blocks of Cortana Intelligence Suite in Azure."

Cortana Intelligence Suite is a collection of services in Azure for information management, big data, machine learning, and analytics. My session on Saturday is a technical overview of the suite, including the purpose and use cases for each component. Throughout the session we'll walk through a series of 'building blocks' to illustrate how the following services fit together for formulating an end-to-end solution.

Cortana Intelligence Suite

Several of us from the SentryOne team will be at SQLBits. We have a Performance Boot Camp on Wednesday. Check out our pre-con and conference sessions with Aaron Bertrand, Allen White, Kevin Kline, John Martin, and Richard Douglas. We'll also have a sponsor booth where you can chat about SQL Server with Nick Harshbarger, Douglas McDowell, Scott Fallen, and Steve Wright. You can register to win an Amazon Echo at the booth.

Beyond a jolly good time, SQLBits is a very well-respected conference with some smashing learning opportunities. I'm thoroughly chuffed to be going. (Yes, I've been studying my British slang.) Cheerio!

 SQLBits 2017



Melissa Coates is a Business Intelligence Architect with SentryOne. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, she specializes in delivering Analytics, Data Warehousing, and Business Intelligence solutions using on-premises, cloud, and hybrid technologies. Formerly a CPA, Melissa is ridiculously proud to be an IT geek and downright giddy to be a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. When Melissa steps away from the keyboard, you can probably find her hanging out with her border collie, paddle boarding, or playing in the garden. Melissa also blogs at sqlchick.com.