Author: Warner Chaves

Analyzing Open.Canada.Ca datasets with Power BI

My friend Chris Jaja recently posted on LinkedIn about the awesome work his team has been doing with the Open Government Portal at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. This is a great initiative and it gave me another excuse…

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Microsoft Azure Managed Services Marketplace, Azure Data Factory V2 and more

Chris Presley recently kicked off his brand new Cloudscape podcast. This podcast focuses on different cloud vendors and shares their unique takes, approaches and strategies as it relates to their area of expertise. I was glad to be one of…

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Exciting updates from Microsoft Build 2018

The Build conference is Microsoft’s premier event targeted at software developers. Over the years, a lot of big technology announcements have been made at this conference and this year was no exception. As expected, Azure keeps taking the spotlight over…

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Cloudscape podcast 2 in review – a deeper dive into the latest in Microsoft Azure

I recently joined Chris Presley on episode 2 of his Cloudscape podcast to share what is new in the world of Microsoft Azure and we discussed the following: Cosmos DB’s Default Encryption Azure VNet Endpoints for SQL DB Azure Event…

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Cosmos DB consistency models – SQL on the edge episode 16

We’re back with a new video blog to discuss yet another interesting facet of Cosmos DB! For those who are not familiar with the service, Cosmos DB is Microsoft Azure’s NoSQL Database as a Service offering. Cosmos DB has many…

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Is blockchain a good fit for your business?

While there may be a lot of hype around blockchain, the technology is here to stay, and it’s already delivering value. In fact, the global blockchain technology market is predicted to grow to 2.3 billion U.S. dollars by 2021, according…

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Cosmos DB indexing fundamentals – SQL on the edge episode 15

As Microsoft’s premier NoSQL cloud offering, Cosmos DB offers some interesting design decisions and trade-offs that are necessary to understand in order to maximize the benefits of the product. In this blog post, we are going to cover indexing as…

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Cosmos DB Geo-replication – SQL on the edge episode 14

As Microsoft Azure’s NoSQL service offering, Cosmos DB has received a lot of investment and development effort. Microsoft considers Cosmos as a “ring zero” service, which means that it is available by default from all regions as soon as they…

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Understanding Cosmos DB Request Units–SQL On The Edge Episode 13

As part of their cloud offerings, all major providers (Microsoft, Amazon, Google) have developed very exciting and interesting NoSQL/NewSQL offerings. Microsoft Azure’s is called Cosmos DB, a rebranding of the product initially known as DocumentDB. Cosmos DB is no longer…

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How to analyze SQL server stack dumps

As a SQL Server production DBA, at some point in time you will have to deal with a stack dump. A stack dump is a file that is written to disk with an “.mdmp” extension when SQL Server encounters a…

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