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James is a big data and data warehousing technology specialist at Microsoft. He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data technologies, including MPP solutions involving hybrid technologies of relational data, Hadoop, and private and public cloud. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 30 years of IT experience. James is a popular blogger (JamesSerra.com) and speaker, having presented at dozens of PASS events including the PASS Business Analytics conference and the PASS Summit. He is the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Archives: March 2018

Webinar: Is the traditional data warehouse dead?

As a follow-up to my blog Is the traditional data warehouse dead?, I did a webinar on that very topic for the Agile Big Data Processing Summit.  The deck is here and the webinar is below:

 

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1 comments, 316 reads

Posted in James Serra's Blog on 28 March 2018

Webinar: Is the traditional data warehouse dead?

As a follow-up to my blog Is the traditional data warehouse dead?, I did a webinar on that very topic for the Agile Big Data Processing Summit.  The deck is here and the webinar is below:

 

Read more

1 comments, 41 reads

Posted in James Serra's Blog on 28 March 2018

Is the traditional data warehouse dead? webinar

As a follow-up to my blog Is the traditional data warehouse dead?, I will be doing a webinar on that very topic tomorrow (March 27th) at 11am EST for the Agile Big Data Processing Summit that I hope you can join.  Details can be found here.  The abstract… Read more

1 comments, 22 reads

Posted in James Serra's Blog on 26 March 2018

Is the traditional data warehouse dead? webinar

As a follow-up to my blog Is the traditional data warehouse dead?, I will be doing a webinar on that very topic tomorrow (March 27th) at 11am EST for the Agile Big Data Processing Summit that I hope you can join.  Details can be found here.  The abstract… Read more

1 comments, 480 reads

Posted in James Serra's Blog on 26 March 2018

Public preview of Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Microsoft has announced the public preview of Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.  I blogged about this before.  This will lead to a title wave of on-prem SQL Server database migrations to the cloud.  In summary:

Managed Instance is an expansion of the existing SQL Database service, providing a third… Read more

5 comments, 959 reads

Posted in James Serra's Blog on 8 March 2018

Public preview of Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Microsoft has announced the public preview of Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.  I blogged about this before.  This will lead to a title wave of on-prem SQL Server database migrations to the cloud.  In summary:

Managed Instance is an expansion of the existing SQL Database service, providing a third… Read more

5 comments, 12 reads

Posted in James Serra's Blog on 8 March 2018

It’s all about the use cases

There is no better way to see the art of the possible with the cloud than in use cases/customer stories and sample solutions/architectures.  Many of these are domain-specific which resonates best with the business decision makers:

Use cases/customer stories

Microsoft IoT customer stories: Explore Internet of Things (IoT) examples… Read more

1 comments, 4 reads

Posted in James Serra's Blog on 5 March 2018

It’s all about the use cases

There is no better way to see the art of the possible with the cloud than in use cases/customer stories and sample solutions/architectures.  Many of these are domain-specific which resonates best with the business decision makers:

Use cases/customer stories

Microsoft IoT customer stories: Explore Internet of Things (IoT) examples… Read more

1 comments, 229 reads

Posted in James Serra's Blog on 5 March 2018