Archives: November 2014
The Azure Data Factory is a service designed to allow developers to integrate disparate data sources. It is a platform somewhat like SSIS in the cloud to manage the data you have both on-prem and in the cloud.
It provides access to on-premises data in SQL Server and cloud data… Read more
I have previously blogged about the Fast Track Data Warehouse, a reference configuration optimized for data warehousing (see Microsoft SQL Server Reference Architecture and Appliances). That was version 3.0 of the reference configuration that was for SQL Server 2008 R2. Released a couple of years ago was version 4.0… Read more
Should you move your data to the cloud? That is the question. The answer is not simple. While moving data to the cloud is all the rage, the fact is a large majority of the Fortune 500 companies are not keeping any data in the cloud at all. At least… Read more
I was fortunate to be a technical reviewer for a new book, SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Development by Reza Rad. Below is the abstract. It’s a great book for those of you trying to learn about all the various tools in the Microsoft BI stack. Click here to check… Read more