Tag Archives: Big Data

Auto-Failover Groups for Azure SQL Hyperscale Tier

I am not sure if many of my readers are aware but I am a fan of the work that Davide Mauri, and his team at Microsoft do on the Azure SQL Hyperscale team. I have had the pleasure of working with Davide through the MVP program and he is truly one of the more […]

TDSP Lifecycle – Deployment

Microsoft in the News Not that long ago, Microsoft deployed three business apps to supplement Microsoft 365 Premium.  They are:  Listings, Connections, and Invoicing.  In case you missed them, here is a brief rundown of what they do: Listings Microsoft Listings is a dashboard that allows you to manage your business information across Facebook, Google, […]

TDSP Lifecycle – How to Ask a Question (Part 4)

This will be the last blog post dealing with data science from a general perspective.  Today we will look at steps 6 and 7 in the DS diagram   Answer the Question Now for the fun part: machine learning!  Or not.  The reason I say “or not” is because now that you have your data […]

Data Stream Analytics

Back in November 2015, both Amazon and Microsoft announced within a few days of each other that they would be opening cloud data centers in the UK. On September 7, 2016, Microsoft claimed victory as the first to open, offering complete cloud services with data residency in the UK. The Amazon data center isn’t expected […]

Introduction to HDInsight

Again, I would like to start by bringing you up to date on some Microsoft news you may not have heard. According to a recent Microsoft news release, out of the almost $12 billion they spent on R&D in 2015, over $1 billion was dedicated to “cybersecurity efforts”. With their focus on developing Azure, clients […]

Data Lake Store

Before I get into the topic at hand, I’d like to bring you up to date on some Microsoft news you may not have heard. For years now, Amazon Web Services (AWS) have been the gold standard for the Internet as a Service (IaaS) industry. In fact, most experts have declared them the dominant winner […]

Data Lakes: What are they, and what are they used for

“Data Lakes” is a term that was coined in the last decade. This form of storage grew with the advent of Big Data. The name, and the analogy were both coined by James Dixon, CTO for Pentaho. The idea behind a Data Lake is to have a place to store massive amounts of raw data […]

Crown yourself the Data Analytics Ruler

The Internet of Things is not living up to its hype. In 2014, as the anticipation of everything being connected was reaching its zenith, Google purchased Nest for $3.2 billion, thinking that this was going to be their foot in the door to everyone’s smart home. It turns out that people aren’t that interested in […]