The Chicago SQL BI User Group is an official PASS chapter focusing on Microsoft's Business Intelligence and the various tools.

Along with the two other existing Chicagoland PASS chapters, our purpose is to help SQL Server and Azure Data Platform professionals connect, learn, and grow through networking opportunities and presentations on Business Intelligence related topics and techniques.

Our group has 700 members with a very diversified levels of experience and backgrounds. We strive to make it easy to ask questions and share knowledge in an open and direct manner.


Next Meeting




Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Deep Dive

  • In-Person @ 200 E Randolph St Suite 200 Chicago, Illinois, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a SQL-based petabyte-scale, massively parallel, cloud solution for data warehousing. It is fully managed and highly elastic, enabling you to provision and scale capacity in minutes. You can scale compute and storage independently and pay based off what you're using instead of being locked into a cluster configuration. Built into SQL Data Warehouse, PolyBase simplifies and enables distributed analytics, and allows you to run a single Transact-SQL query over multiple data sources. PolyBase also gives you rapid data ingestion from within the same query tooling experience.

Simon Aloyts, a technical specialist on Microsoft’s Midwest Data Platform Team will be our speaker. Simon will be giving a live demonstration using Azure Data Warehouse and PolyBase. The demo will also include a short demonstration using Power BI connected to the Azure Data Warehouse.

BlueMetal will be the sponsor. Pizza will arrive at 5:30 and the speaker will start at 5:45.  Please register here:

Also, for anyone attending PASS Summit 2017, please use discount code LC15PFK7 to save $150.