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Google Cloud Certification for Microsoft Database Engineer

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Introduction I recently passed the Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer certification exam, Professional Data Engineer Certification. It took me about five month to prepare for this, and I would like to share my thoughts of why I decided to take it on and how I prepared for it. At the moment, Google cloud (GCP) is […]

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Processing Data Using Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Analytics, and Microsoft’s Big Data Language U-SQL

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Data analytics has become one of the powerful domains in the world of data science. An enormous amount of data is being generated by each organization in every sector. Computer science has found solutions to store and process this data in a smart way through a distributed file system. One such example is Azure Data Lake. It uses the Hadoop Distributed File System, and to perform analytics on this data, Azure Data Lake storage is integrated with Azure Data Analytics Service and HDInsight. In this article, Suhas Pande will explain how to store data using Azure Data Lake and how to perform data analysis on it using U-SQL, a big data SQL and C# language.

2019-04-29

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Cloud Identities versus Federated Identities in Office 365

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Identities, the 'accounts' by which Cloud and Web users identify themselves, are tricky to manage, and tiresome for the users. Cloud services such as Office 365 have their main use in large organisations and so there have to be easy ways for system administrators to maintain them. Microsoft provide three alternative strategies; Cloud identities, Synced identities and federated identities. What is the differences between them, and which should you choose?

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Implementing Change Data Capture

I have a complex environment that uses quite a few SQL Server 2022 servers. We have a powerful SQL Server running Enterprise that hosts most of our transaction data. However, there are remote locations that run Standard, Web, Express, and Express with Advanced Services editions for local collection of data before the data is transferred to our central Enterprise Edition server. We are considering using Change Data Capture (CDC) to lower the amount of data we transfer from clients. Which editions can we implement this feature on?

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