Archives: August 2015
I see a lot of confusion about the place and purpose of the many new database solutions (“NoSQL databases”) compared to the relational databases solutions that have been around for many years. So let me try to explain the differences and best use cases for each.
First lets clarify these… Read more
In my Introduction to Hadoop I talked about the basics of Hadoop. In this post, I wanted to cover some of the more common Hadoop technologies and tools and show how they work together, in addition to showing how they work well with Microsoft technologies and tools. So you don’t… Read more
The Analytics Platform System (APS), which is a renaming of the Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW), has just released an appliance update (AU4), which is sort of like a service pack, except that it includes many new features. Below is what is new in this release:
AU4 continues to… Read more