Jeff King

Director, Microsoft

Jeff has over 12 years working in the Azure storage team, currently focused on driving Big Data Performance testing, competitive analysis, and building a big data and analytics partner ecosystem around Azure Data Lake. His previous roles include working with the Azure Customer Advisory team as a program manager, working as an Azure Senior Cloud Architect, and as a consultant at CTS. Jeff has a BS in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama.

Past sessions

Summit 2021 Accelerate Analytics On Databricks

May 26, 2021 04:25 PM PT

Simplify Hadoop migrations to the Azure cloud to accelerate analytics on Databricks.

Enterprises are investing in data modernization initiatives to reduce cost, improve performance, and enable faster time to insight and innovation. These initiatives are driving the need to move petabytes of data to the cloud without interruption to existing business operations. This session will share some “been there done that” stories of successful Hadoop migrations/replications using a LiveData strategy in partnership with Microsoft Azure and Databricks, including:   

  • How to manage large-scale business-critical data migrations to the cloud with zero downtime and zero data loss even as the data is actively changing.
  • How to move your critical data to Databricks in weeks vs. months or even years.
  • How to minimize the risks associated with large scale data migrations by using a LiveData strategy to automate the migrations and enable your engineers to focus on new AI and ML development that drives innovation.
In this session watch:
Jeff King, Director, Microsoft
Paul Scott-Murphy, Chief Technology Officer, WANdisco