Author: Warner Chaves

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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Top 10 New Features of SQL Server 2019

It is no secret to anyone that software release cycles are more aggressive than ever. Now that the cloud has become ubiquitous as a strategic component of IT services, we are spoiled by a constant release of new features and…

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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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Microsoft Azure introduces new features such as confidential computing, digital twins, and emotion analysis

I recently joined Chris Presley for his podcast, Cloudscape, to talk about some of the recent announcements at Microsoft. Topics of discussion included: Public Preview of Azure Confidential Computing Azure Digital Twins in Preview Emotion Analysis now available on the…

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Examining select announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2018

I recently joined Chris Presley for a special version of his podcast, Cloudscape, to talk about some of the recent announcements at Microsoft Ignite 2018. Topics of discussion included: SQL 2019 Azure SQL DB Hyperscale and Managed Instance Cosmos DB…

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The latest Azure SQL features in GA

I recently joined Chris Presley for his podcast, Cloudscape, to talk about what’s happening in the world of cloud-related matters. I shared the most recent events surrounding Microsoft Azure. Topics of discussion included: Ethereum  proof-of-authority on Azure Azure cost forecast…

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