Brian Mitchell is the Lead Architect of the Microsoft Services Analytics COE. Brian focusses exclusively on DW/BI solutions with the majority of his time focusing on SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse and Azure Data Technologies like HDInisght and AzureML. He has spent over 15 years working with Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Business intelligence. Brian is a Microsoft Certified Master - SQL Server 2008. Brian earned his M.B.A. from The University of Florida. When he is not tinkering with SQL Server or Hadoop, Brian enjoys spending time exploring his adopted home state of Florida with his wife Shannon and their kids.