Tag: Azure

Cloudscape podcast – episode 2: February 2018 roundup of the key AWS, GCP and Azure updates

Welcome to another episode of the Cloudscape Podcast. Today on the show we are joined by Greg Baker who will discuss AWS, John Laham will discuss Google Cloud Platform and Warner Chaves will discuss Microsoft Azure. Inside this episode we…

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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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Cloudscape podcast – episode 1: cloud vendor news and updates for January 2018

Welcome to the first episode of the Cloudscape Podcast. In this series we will be looking at the most current developments in the public cloud sphere and bringing you all the information from an array of industry experts. On today’s…

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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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Datascape podcast episode 20 – Microsoft Azure SQL DW with Warner Chaves

What is Microsoft Azure SQL DW? How does it compare to SQL Server? Find the answers to these questions and more in this episode of the podcast.

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The data platform in the age of serverless architecture

“The transformation of the superstructure, which takes place far more slowly than that of the substructure, has taken more than half a century to manifest in all areas of culture the change in the conditions of production. Only today can…

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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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Episode 12 – Why you should be paying attention to CosmoDB

Recently Microsoft announced Azure Cosmos DB, the successor for DocumentDB. One of our Datascape regulars, Warner Chaves, called me up to tell me how excited he was and how significant he thinks that this development is to cloud-based databases. By…

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Azure SQL managed instance: new member of the family!

SQL Server is one of Microsoft’s strongest enterprise software products. Both in terms of revenue and industry reputation, it is widely adopted for its ease of use while at the same time offering high end features in terms of security,…

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