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Anyone using Python?

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This was brought up in the automate everything article, so I figured I start a new thread on the topic.

Anyone here utilizing Python with SQL Server?

I ask simply because I use it a great deal. Python has been my go to language when piping data between platforms to my SQL Server instance. It's also been my go to language for API's from third-party vendors when piping in new data sources into my databases. And now, I'm starting to dive into the statistical packages of Python because it integrates so easily over R.

I would love to hear about any others using Python and what good or bad experiences they had with it.
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We use Python to do all kinds of things, but most of our Python is used to automate ARC GIS processing.
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Does anyone else in your shop have such a good handle on Python? If not, what will they do if you leave or get hit by the proverbial bus?

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I saw IronPython a few years ago and it looked really interesting, especially with stats work. I haven't done much more than play with it, but I found Powershell to do lots of what I might do with it (non-stats related), so I play with that.

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Yes, I'm a beginner, but we have several other Python users with varying skills in Python.
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Does anyone else in your shop have such a good handle on Python? If not, what will they do if you leave or get hit by the proverbial bus?


It's just me over here. I'm the DBA, developer, data scientist, floor sweeper, all-in-one guy. So no, no one else. I use it mainly due to the simplicity and the power behind it. I also use it because I use to work in the game industry where Python was used in a large number of backend systems in a number of AAA online games. Seemed like a good option to utilize being a few data nerd guys I knew also used it with Hadoop and R.

But then again, I rarely used Microsoft technologies until I fell in love with SQL Server. ;-)
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Does anyone else in your shop have such a good handle on Python? If not, what will they do if you leave or get hit by the proverbial bus?


Python programmers aren't hard to find, and most code is fairly easy to read and maintain. It's more of OSS/Linux programming language, but there's a large number of users on Windows and almost all of the third party libraries work on Windows as well.

I use Python for data analysis and utilities, it's another tool in my kit alongside Visual Studio and SQL Server. I'm also co-leader of the local Python User Group.
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I use python with SQL Server extensively. In fact, I have written about it before at https://www.simple-talk.com/sql/database-administration/python-for-the-sql-server-dba/ and I have used in in some of the examples for articles I have written here.

I primarily use pyodbc to interface SQL Server and my Python code, but that is not the only option out there.

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I use Python for everything (related to administration) and most of the ETL stuff (using xsd and XML Bulk Load (SQLXML).
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No, I have no experience with python. I saw this while searching a law essay writing service, since i am a graduate student in law.
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