Is Microsoft’s licensing scheme getting you down? It’s 2020 and there are now plenty of data platforms that are good for running your enterprise data workloads. Amazon’s Aurora PaaS service runs either MySQL or PostgreSQL.
I’m excited and happy to announce that I’m part of the AWS Community Builders. Check out more on Twitter with the #AWScommunity tag. To learn more about the program and other cool things that AWS is doing in the cloud, check out this blog from AWS:
On a few occasions I’ve referred to GCP (Google Cloud Platform) as the “Windows Phone of cloud providers” and what I meant by that is they have a great product that little market share when compared to Azure and AWS; but, should you be looking at GCP?
For the past few months most of the world has been in quarantine and you may think that this is the new normal, especially now that “re-opening” has been rolled back or paused in many places.
Earlier this week Microsoft released the latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2019 and as you can expect there are quite a few items addressed including a fix for UDF inlining that I had posted on recently. You can find the update and a complete list of fixes here:
SQL Server 2019 brings a lot of great new features. Many are introduced by the IQP (Intelligent Query Processing) features and greatly improve query performance.
So you’ve decided to use Azure for your existing or new data project? This blog series is focused on choosing the right technology for your project. It’s tough right? So many options and so many variables. This post will focus more on the cost of choices.
Twenty something years ago when I started my SQL Server career there was an amazing tool called Query Analyzer. Honestly I’d say if Microsoft did nothing more than bring this tool back and call it Azure Data Studio I would have been excited and beyond happy.
Today is May the fourth and I’ll start by saying: Happy Star Wars day to all. Since it is May the fourth I figured a Star Wars themed post would be nice.