Data Relay

Data Relay

Welcome to the home of DataRelay. We are a free community driven series of conferences that cover the whole spectrum of the MS Data Platform.

For 2019 we are visiting 5 cities across England in October:

  • Newcastle – Monday 7th October
  • Leeds – Tuesday 8th October
  • Nottingham – Wednesday 9th October
  • Birmingham – Thursday 10th October
  • Bristol – Friday 11th October

Each event will from 08:30 to 17:00, with 3 tracks of speakers. You are free to switch between tracks as you wish.

Our Call for Papers is now open at and will be open until 1st May 2019. (UPDATE: We have extended registration until 1st June!)

We are interested in sessions on any topic about the Microsoft Data Platform. In the past we have had sessions covering the following topics and many many more.

  • SQL Server on-premise and Azure
  • PowerBI
  • PowerShell
  • Data Analytics
  • CI/CD for Data
  • Hadoop
  • Kubernetes
  • Machine Learning
  • DevOps/DataOps
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Data Factory

And we’re sure this year we’ll be covering an even wider range of topics.

SQL Relay

Just in case you’re not in the know, we rebranded SQL Relay to Data Relay. With the breadth of technologies we now cover across the MS Data Platform we were finding that SQL Relay was constricting us, so we rebranded to Data Relay to widen the scope of technologies and platforms we can pull in.

If you’ve been to SQL Relay before, then you’ll know what to expect from Data Relay. All that’s changed is the name, the same great free expert sessions and in depth workshops you’ve been used to at SQL Relay will still be at Data Relay.