Functional Programming :- It emphasizes on functions rather than change of state .

Though this langauge it looks like it is OCaml it is much more than just OCaml. It also brings to the table , the .net framwork and a way to use F# classes into any other langauge as C#.  So with this language I would say Microsoft has finally married off mathematical  modellers and programmers and made a bigger happier family. Don Syme from Microsoft Research lab is the principle architect .

Purpose of this session is to introduce functional programming and a quick look at how it can add value to BI in present and will impact BI of future.

Presented by Ashwani Roy at SQLBits V