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This is part 5 in the series named SQL Server and Continuous Integration. This post will cover the steps I follow to setup a ReadyRoll project. Topics covered so far in this series are:
I’m using ReadyRoll in my Continuous Integration setup to generate… Read more
Julie Koesmarno, Senior Project Manager at Microsoft, takes the stage to talk about business analytics utilizing War and Peace.
Tracing emotions of each key characters via a heat map…..pretty cool to see application of SQL Light language.
Cognitive capabilities managed with big data……
Deep learning is everywhere; this means that… Read more
Over the past few weeks, I saw on social media that many of my #sqlfamily members were not attending the PASS Member Summit conference this year. It made me want to blog about why I am attending this year. Read more
Document DB: Blazing fast planet-scale NoSQL:
- Guaranteed Low Latency
- Elastically Scaling Storage
- Elastically Scaling Throughput
- No Impedance Mismatch
- Choice of Consistency
- Enterprise Level SLA
Azure + DocumentDB with leading game technology. A game and TV show integration of Walking Dead that brings exclusive clip content into the game using Azure… Read more
Justin Silver, Scientist Pros, takes the stage……
Taking data science out of the lab settings and placing it into real world scenarios.
Azure has tremendously been able to allow enhanced functionality into the realm of data science bridging the gap 100x faster with SQL Server 2016.
Microsoft is the… Read more
Rohan Kumar, General Manager of Microsoft, takes the stage hyping up SQL Server 2016. We keep hearing the word “Sharing” among databases.
- In-Memory Analytics
- In-Memory OLTP
Wow, 100X faster analytics + 30x faster transactions
Azure SQL database is the first in the world to support HTAP technology
Two… Read more
Joseph Sirosh taking the stage by first telling us a story with over 400 million children in India. Only 50% of them attend school regularly. Consider the loss of potential that could have been a doctor.
Millions more like these children; a world of lost human potential. Millions who drop… Read more
Tuesday was the first real day of the Summit for me, and a long, all day event. First, a lovely breakfast with Micky Steuwe, during which she presented me with a lovely glass art piece she made herself.
I’ll treasure this, as personal, thoughtful gifts are touching. Thanks, Mickey.
Then… Read more
This week I’m attending the SQL PASS Summit in Seattle. I’ll be live blogging each of the keynote presentations on Wednesday and Thursday morning. This post will be updated throughout the duration of the Day 1 keynote. Introduction We’re off and running! PASS president Adam Jorgensen starts us off with… Read more
Good morning from PASS Summit 2016!
Today will be the first keynote session at 8:15 a.m. with Joseph Sirosh. I’ve found myself back at the bloggers table this year during the keynotes so check back here for updates and highlights.
In addition to these updates (plan on sending 4-5 mass… Read more
One of the promotions this week at the PASS Summit from Redgate Software is a chance to run a year’s supply of coffee. This isn’t just any coffee, but the Death Wish Coffee, full of extra caffeine. Grant Fritchey loves this stuff, and that’s what one lucky attendee will… Read more
As I write this we are packing to leave for Disney World, where my family and I will spend close to a week hanging out with hundreds of thousands of the happiest people, not just from the US, but from all over the world. Then while I’m traveling home thousands… Read more
As some of you may be aware – fellow SQL family member, PASS Director, SQL Server MVP, founder of SQL Cruise and a good friend to many of us – Tim Ford – has a young son Trevor Ford who was recently diagnosed with a rare allergic drug reaction called… Read more
For the first day at the Summit this year, I spent half my time in a Pre-Conference session with Idera as an outgoing Idera Ace. The session include a 45 minute presentation for me on a Customer Use-Case. The second half of the day was spent in #SQLPASS Community… Read more
I think the title is fairly descriptive so let me put a little context around it for you. In my SQL Server environment we backup our databases to local disk. Unfortunately we don’t have unlimited storage for backups, which means we have to delete the old backups on a regular… Read more
I had the chance to watch dbatools in action recently at SQL Saturday Cambridge. I watched a presentation from Chrissy LeMaire (@cl) that was impressive in how easy she made a number of DDL type changes between instances.
I decided to give some of these new cmdlets a… Read more