Mark Kromer


Mark Kromer has 18 years of experience in IT as a developer, database administrator, program manager, product manager and project manager. Mark is currently the Microsoft Malvern SQL Server technology specialist.

Microsoft Big Data with SQL Server

Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 12:00 pm in 319

In this session, I will present the Microsoft Big Data story including the Microsoft Big Data roadmap along with real-world samples and demos. The presentation, demo & code will focus on Big Data with SQL Server and will feature the use of NoSQL and Hadoop data sources to analyze complex & large data sets.

Big Data with SQL Server

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 at 3:10 pm in 209

The hottest trend in data management and business intelligence right now is undeniably “Big Data”. In this session, Mark Kromer, Director of BI & Big Data, will demonstrate how Big Data is being utilized @ Razorfish in Philadelphia by using Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive and SQL Server.

A Lap Around SQL Server 2012

Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at 8:30 am
An introduction to the new features in Microsoft’s newest SQL Server release, SQL Server 2012, released in April 2012.

Intro to SQL Azure and Cloud BI

Monday, May 9th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Microsoft® SQL Azure™ is a highly available, and scalable cloud database service built on SQL Server technologies. With SQL Azure, developers do not have to install, setup, patch or manage any software. High availability and fault tolerance is built-in and no physical administration is required. Additionally, developers can get productive on SQL Azure quickly by using the same familiar T-SQL based relational model and the same powerful development and management tools used for on-premises databases.