Tag: Azure

Cloudscape podcast episode 7: August 2018

In this episode of the Cloudscape podcast, we are joined by AWS expert Greg Baker and Microsoft Azure expert Warner Chaves. We will be doing the usual round-up of the latest developments from the cloud vendors and filling you in…

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Introduction to Azure SQL Managed Instance – SQL on the edge episode 17

SQL Server is one of the most adopted and widely-used database engines in the world. Almost every company either builds on it or uses some enterprise third-party software that uses it as the back end. For this reason, it makes…

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Cloudscape podcast episode 6: July 2018

Welcome to another episode of the Cloudscape Podcast. On today’s show we are joined by our usual panel of experts, Greg Baker discussing Amazon Web Services (AWS), John Laham discussing Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Warner Chaves discussing Microsoft Azure….

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Azure total cost of ownership calculator

Microsoft has released a new Azure Total Cost Ownership (TCO) Calculator. This calculator allows you to quickly enter in your current on-premises workload and review the expected savings or costs of moving to Azure. Workloads You simply enter in your…

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Azure Data Lake basics for the SQL Server DBA / developer and… for everyone!

The basics If you’re a Microsoft SQL Server DBA or developer and have not been introduced to the Microsoft Azure Data Lake and would like to understand what it’s all about and how to get started, this article is for YOU….

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Deploying Azure Kubernetes cluster with container health monitoring service

Microsoft Build 2018 recently wrapped up and it was an exciting three days of big announcements for many of Microsoft’s services. One small feature update which caught my eye is the revamped Azure Monitor container health service which rolled out…

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Data classification with Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL DB (GDPR, PII, HIPPA…etc)

This blog post will cover SQL Server on-premise or IaaS and Azure SQL DB and how to classify data in both. Let’s start by explaining what data discovery and classification is and why is it important. Data discovery is not…

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Azure Cloud Shell – cloud what?

What is Azure’s Cloud Shell? Azure Cloud Shell is a browser-based, interactive shell that comes in two flavors: PowerShell and Bash. Microsoft has had this in public preview for some time now. It offers you the ability to pretty much…

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Sharding a SQL Server database

This blog post covers sharding a SQL Server database using Azure tools and PowerShell script snippets. Sharding, at its core, is breaking up a single, large database into multiple smaller, self-contained ones. This is usually done by companies that need…

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SQL Server and Azure – hybrid partitioning – a low-cost solution to retain your data

It’s already a fact: cloud is here to stay. As time goes by, we have a better understanding of how it really works as well as its real pros and cons. But here is the most important lesson: We don’t…

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