PolyBase has been around since 2016, but Microsoft is enhancing it in 2019 with the ability to connect to more data sources. You can now use PolyBase to connect to other SQL Server instances, and it’s easy to set up with a wizard. In this article Benjamin Weissman explains what’s new in PolyBase and walks you through setting it up and connecting to an external table.
In this article, we will learn how to work with PolyBase using Azure SQL DWH.
One of the features introduced in SQL Server 2016 is PolyBase. The goal of PolyBase is to make interacting with unstructured, semi-structured and non-relational data stored in Hadoop as easy as writing Transact-SQL statements. Edwin Sarmiento explains.