SQLBits 2017 – Several Shades of Purple
This year Purple Frog Systems are getting involved in SQLBits more than ever before! With Europe’s biggest Microsoft data platform conference being hosted in our home town of Telford we had to set the frogs free and add our special shade of amphibious purple to the 2017 event.
- We’re part of the event organising committee.
- We’re official event sponsors.
- We’re official conference helpers.
- We’re speaking in sessions.
- We’re recruiting.
- We’ll even be dressing up for the Friday night party!
This year Purple Frog’s Paul Andrew will be taking to the stage on both Friday and Saturday.
When: Friday 7th April. 17:00. Dome 7.
Session Title: Orchestrating Data with Azure Data Factory
We are honoured to have been invited by Microsoft, as partners, to present a recent Azure Data Factory and Azure Data Lake project as a use case within Chris Testa O’Neill’s session. See how we developed this big data solution.
When: Saturday 8th April. 09:45. Dome 6.
Session Title: Building an End to End IoT Solution Using Raspberry Pi Sensors & Azure Services
The popular talk from our recent tour of the UK community user groups has come home in all its real-time data glory. Be sure you come along and learn how you too can harness the power of IoT using event hubs, Azure Stream Analytics and Power BI.
Visit Our Stand
If you want to come along and have a chat, we’ll be in the exhibitor hall just in front of dome 6. I’m sure you’ll spot us! We’ll have prizes and drinks vouchers to give away.
Looking forward to seeing you at SQLBits 2017!
SQL Saturday 543 Sponsorship in Manchester
On Saturday 22nd July Purple Frog Systems were the proud sponsors of SQL Saturday 543 held in Manchester.The day started with the key note from Microsoft's Andrew Fryer on the middle floor of the venue, seen below.
Then the Purple Frog team were out in force with Alex Whittles speaking in two sessions; A Drive Into SSIS and An Introduction to U-SQL. Paul Andrew was manning the sponsor stand with an excellent IoT real-time data demonstration.
Utilising the flexibility of the Raspberry Pi running Windows 10 IoT Core 3x sensor readings (light, temperature and Bluetooth Low Energy) were streamed to the cloud and live visualisations presented in Power BI captivating visitors.
Thank you all those were came to speak with us. We hope to see you again soon.
STEM - Weston Road Academy SQL Server Introduction
As part of the STEM ambassador programme on Friday 8th July Purple Frog’s Paul Andrew went along to Weston Road Academy in Stafford to teach the Year 10 ICT class basic T-SQL syntax using the latest Microsoft SQL Server 2016 technology.
Due to limitations on the local school network we weren’t able to get SQL Server Express installed. This presented the perfect opportunity to use the power and elasticity of the Microsoft Azure cloud by spinning up 17x virtual machines for the training event. Students were then able to remote desktop into the virtual servers and experience first-hand what a real world enterprise grade database management system would look and feel like.
By the end of the 2 hour session students had learnt and written basic T-SQL data manipulation queries covering SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE with references to real world applications used throughout.
We are very proud to have been given the opportunity to plant the seeds for the next generation of data scientists, analysts and developers.
A very big thank you to Weston Road Academy staff for their warm welcome and the efforts extended to make this knowledge sharing visit possible.
SQL Saturday Manchester Sponsorship
As a Gold partner, we'll be there for the duration, and look forward to meeting you there.
For more information, take a look at their website: click here
Aramark Contract Won
Purple Frog have won a repeat contract with Aramark to design and supply a BI project for their newly won contract with NAAFI.
Alex awarded Chartered IT Professional
We are proud to annnounce that Alex has been awarded Chartered IT Professional status from the British Computer Society. This reflects his history within the IT community, and the knowledge and experience he has accumulated over this time.
Purple Frog hits the Target
We are deligted to announce that we have won a new contract, designing a BI system for Target Group.
Hollie awarded BCS Membership
We are delighted to congratulate Hollie on being made a full Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), as well as being voted onto the committee for the Telford/Shropshire branch of the BCS.
Liberty Contract Extension
Liberty Syndicates, one of the largest Lloyds of London insurance syndicates, have renewed their contract with Purple Frog for a further 6 months.
Confused Data Warehouse
Purple Frog have been chosen by Confused.com, one of the UK's leading price comparison sites, to help review and advise them on their business intelligence strategy.
Principality Building Society
Purple Frog have taken on a new Business Intelligence project for Principality Building Society.