Author: Warner Chaves

Azure Synapse Analytics Q1 2021 Updates

Since Microsoft announced Azure Synapse Analytics back at the Ignite conference in 2019, the data community has expressed a lot of excitement and skepticism. A lot of people thought that integrating so many different components like MPP warehousing, Spark, pipelines,…

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Top 10 New Features of SQL Server 2019

Editor’s Note: Because our bloggers have lots of useful tips, every now and then we bring forward a popular post from the past. We originally published today’s post on October 29, 2019. It’s no secret to anyone that software release…

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How to Overcome the Top 10 SQL Server Performance Challenges

Working with consulting clients is rewarding, interesting, and challenging. In discussion with some of my colleagues, I’ve noticed the same performance challenges come up over and over again across clients with completely different hardware, industry verticals, levels of staff seniority,…

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Top Five Recommendations to Accelerate Your Snowflake Adoption

After eight years in business, Snowflake filed its prospectus with the USA’s Securities and Exchange Commission to become a publicly traded company this week (August 24, 2020). Details are here. This is the next step in the history of the…

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Migrating to Microsoft SQL Server or Azure SQL Database

Migrating to Microsoft SQL Server or Azure SQL Database – a webinar by Warner Chaves Register today Are you considering a migration to Microsoft SQL Server or Azure SQL Database? Before you go any further, join Warner Chaves, Pythian’s Microsoft…

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Global Analytics with Azure Cosmos Db and Synapse Analytics – SQL On The Edge Episode 21

A few months ago, Microsoft revealed that they were looking into adding a capability of querying Cosmos Db data through Spark and this immediately got me thinking into the new scenarios this would enable. The most ambitious is the capability…

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Improve your security posture by upgrading to Azure SQL Database

Every now and then I have a conversation with a client who is still reluctant to consider a cloud migration due to what they perceive as a decrease in their security posture. Once we start analyzing this position in detail…

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Inspiration and Announcements from Microsoft Inspire 2019

Thousands of Microsoft partners and employees filled T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 15 for the kick-off of Microsoft’s three-day partner event, Microsoft Inspire. Microsoft executives shared their thoughts on the tremendous growth opportunities of the continued digital transformation,…

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Explaining Azure Data Factory Mapping Data Flows – SQL On The Edge Episode 20

With the current focus on data science, data engineering and the game-changing advantages of doing data lakes or warehouses in the cloud, all the major cloud providers continue to strengthen their data-related services and tools. On this front, Microsoft has…

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Introduction to Azure Database Migration Service – SQL on the edge episode 19

Azure has a rich set of offerings in terms of database platform services. We have the full family of SQL Server-based databases (single, pool, managed instance, data warehouse), open source first-party Database-as-a-Service for MySQL, MariaDb and PostgreSQL and the NoSQL…

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