Tag: Azure

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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Datascape Podcast Episode 41 – Choosing a Public Cloud for Oracle Database

You can run Oracle anywhere. It’s very flexible, which means anywhere you can get a VM, you can run it, including a virtual box on your laptop. There’s even have a free edition (XE) if you don’t have large data…

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Datascape Podcast Episode 40 – What is Azure Analytics Synapse?

If you were a preexisting SQL Data Warehouse customer, then you’re technically now a Synapse customer using an SQL pool. In this episode, Chris sits down with Warner to discuss Azure’s SQL DW rebranding to Azure Synapse Analytics. The rebranding…

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Datascape Podcast Episode 39 – February 2020 Cloud updates

In this episode, Warner Chaves, Stephane Frechette, Pierig LeSaux and I distill the most interesting, recent updates from Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

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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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Datascape Podcast Episode 37 – Recapping Microsoft Ignite 2019 with Warner

If you don’t want to read through a 78-page PDF document but still want to know what went down at Microsoft Ignite 2019, then this episode is for you! Warner Chaves joins us for our third recap episode of the…

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Datascape Podcast Ep 34 – Recapping Microsoft Build 2019 with Warner Chaves

Today on the Datascape Podcast we are joined by Warner Chaves to discuss the most exciting announcements from the recent Microsoft Build 2019 Conference! We run through a host of different products and services with Warner, hand-picking the most most…

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Pythian helps AEG Presents target the right prospects at the right time

AEG Presents is a company focussed on driving ticket purchases for its global entertainment parent, AEG Worldwide. But it was getting tougher to compete against rival event companies by putting relevant offers in front of customers. Why? Simply because the…

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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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New features and service offerings from Microsoft Azure – September 2018

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: Business-critical service tier in Azure SQL Database…

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