Anindita Basak is working as big data and cloud architect for a computer software giant and has been working with Microsoft Azure for the last 8+ years. She has worked with various teams of Microsoft as an FTE in the role of Azure Development Support Engineer, Pro-Direct Delivery Manager, Partner Technical Consultant. She has been a technical reviewer on five books by Packt on Azure HDInsight, SQL Server business intelligence, Hadoop development, smart learning with the Internet of Things (IoT), and decision science. Recently, she authored two video courses on Azure stream analytics by Packt. More details about her can be found on her LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/aninditabasak.
I would like to dedicate this book to my dad, Ajit, my mom, Anjana, and my lovely brother, Aditya. Without your support, I couldn’t have reached the goal of my life. Thanks for your patience and endless endurance.
Krishna Venkataraman is a cloud solution architect working with Microsoft. He has worked with a large public sector and Finserv customers around the world, building and deploying innovative solutions to solve their business challenges through technology and business process change. Currently, Krishna is helping Finserv and Telco with their cloud journey.
More details about his can be found on his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krishnavenk/v.
I would like to thank my wife, Shailajha, our two angels and my extended family. Without their help and support, I won’t have been able to complete this book. Thank you all the authors who collaborated with me to make this book a reality.
Ryan Murphy is a solution architect living in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. He has been building and innovating with data for nearly 20 years, including extensive work in the gaming and agriculture industries. Currently, Ryan is helping some of the world’s largest organizations modernize their business with data solutions powered by Microsoft Azure Cloud.
I would like to thank my wife, Meghan, and our three rapscallions (but especially Meghan) for tolerating my extended writing sessions. Thank you as well to the other fine authors for giving me the opportunity to collaborate and learn alongside a talented team.
Manpreet Singh is a consultant and author with extensive expertise in architecture, design, and implementation of Business Intelligence and big data analytics solutions. He is passionate about enabling businesses to derive valuable insights from their data. Manpreet has been working on Microsoft technologies for more than 10 years, with a strong focus on Microsoft Business Intelligence Stack, SharePoint BI, and Microsoft’s Big Data Analytics Platforms (Analytics Platform System and HDInsight). He also specializes in Mobile Business Intelligence solution development and has helped businesses deliver a consolidated view of their data to their mobile workforces. Manpreet has coauthored books and technical articles on Microsoft technologies, focusing on the development of data analytics and visualization solutions with the Microsoft BI Stack and SharePoint. He holds a degree in computer science and engineering from Punjab University, India.