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Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc.

I'm passionate about SQL Server. But I feel like I haven't reached my full potential yet. So, this is my mission: My purpose is to help people in their pursuit of growth and development; and, thereby, help myself realize my full potential as a professional, husband, father, christian, and human being.
My online presences include: Tech Blog: Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. Productivity & GTD Hack Blog: Productivity Bits Twitter: @MarlonRibunal

Archives: March 2018

Getting Things Done With SSMS

As a SQL Server pro, I spend most of my productive time in the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). I am currently using the latest version as of this writing, which is v17.6.

I set it up in different configurations according to my taste at any given time. After… Read more

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Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 27 March 2018

Identify R Package Dependencies Using miniCRAN

Installing R packages in SQL Server 2017 is a breeze with the stored procedure sp_execute_external_script. But so far, it is limited to installing one package at a time. If you have an R Package with dependencies, you have to install those in a separately.

Here’s an easy way to… Read more

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Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 20 March 2018

Getting Started With R In SQL Server 2017

Prior to SQL Server 2016, running R on Microsoft platform required an installation of the R Language and its environment and an external IDE to write R codes. Then came the Microsoft R Server and its own flavor of R, the Microsoft R Open. With SQL Server 2016, and now… Read more

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Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 13 March 2018

Book Review: SQL Server 2017 Machine Learning Services With R

Disclaimer: I’m one of the Technical Reviewers for this book.

With the rising demand for cloud computing and wide adaptation of cloud-based analytics platforms such as Data Lake Analytics and the likes, the chasm between the traditional Data Professionals and their need for analytics literacy is becoming wider and wider.… Read more

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Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 6 March 2018