Modern Data Platform Fundamentals:
Topology & Infrastructure

Overview and live Q&A featuring Azure Data Services

Date: August 20, 2020  |  Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST |  Format: Online 

Is your organization migrating or modernizing your data warehouse? If you are considering a move to the cloud, please join us to begin exploring how Azure data services can be used to create a modern data architecture.

Azure data services provide a robust suite of integrated products to enable the enterprise with corporate analytics and tooling combined with governed datasets for Modern BI and AI.

During this fundamentals session from BlueGranite, we’ll recap the business case for data platform modernization, review reference architectures for different needs and scenarios, and discuss technology and process considerations for solution delivery.

This complimentary, online event features 200-level insights into the common scenarios, tools, and patterns encountered when you launch a Modern Data Platform initiative in Azure. Our goal with this session is to help you appreciate the planning and understand the architecture patterns available, and ultimately help you chart a path to success!


Session Agenda

  • Recap why organizations are implementing Modern Data Platform solutions

  • Discussion of the differences between Data Lakes and Data Warehouses in modern data architecture

  • Review reference architectures for a Modern Data Platform using Azure Data Services and Synapse

  • Discuss how to organize and secure your Data Lake

  • Discuss infrastructure as code and Azure Dev Ops

  • Review cost management and monitoring best practices

This intermediate session is for tech-savvy attendees who are familiar with the basics of Data Warehousing and are investing in modern data platform solutions for analytics.


BG_blogbio_LeoFurlongLeo Furlong, Principal Consultant
Leo is a Solution Architect at BlueGranite. He is an experienced Data and Analytics Architect with extensive experience implementing Digital Transformation Strategy, using on-premise and Azure cloud technologies. Leo is also comfortable in Management Consulting roles around Data and Analytics or leading and contributing toward deliverables across the entire project life-cycle.

Llarry-baker-150x150arry Baker, Solution Architect
Larry is a Solution Architect at BlueGranite who specializes in data warehousing. He has extensive experience delivering successful business intelligence projects on the Microsoft Business Intelligence technical stack. His experience includes dimensional design, IOT, data lake, modern BI, and enterprise reporting solutions. Larry is also a former real time embedded systems programmer and test engineer for a medical device manufacturer. Larry is also a former real time embedded systems programmer and test engineer for a medical device manufacturer.



  • 200-level content for tech-savvy individuals who are developing modern data warehouse and analytics solutions
  • Exploration of the differences between Data Lakes and Data Warehouses in a modern data architecture
  • Technology and process considerations for solution delivery
  • Featuring Azure data services, including Synapse Analytics, Databricks, and Data Factory

 SESSION Details

  • August 20, 2020 at 11am-12pm EST
  • This intermediate content covering the Azure data services is intended for tech-savvy individuals looking to understand how to create and enable next generation analytics
  • Webinar session hosted via GoToWebinar, available on PC, smart phone, or tablet devices