Storing and exploring mountains of data

Gavin Payne builds on his article from last month about the common components of a Business Intelligence (BI) platform and focuses on a service to host one of them – the enterprise data warehouse (EDW).

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Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Don’t do this...

I am always one of the first to try new stuff when it comes out and so it was great for Microsoft to give me job doing this some 99 months ago.  One of the latest things I signed up for was the Azure SQL Data Warehouse (ADW), and then setup a demo ADW so…

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Guest Post: Analysing Twitter Data with Hadoop and Power View

By Jen Stirrup In the first part of this blog series, we looked at how social media data is a big driver for Big Data technologies such as HDInsight. However, once it is in HDInsight, how is it possible for business users to access the data using familiar tools such as Excel? Large datasets can…

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Guest Post: Top Tips from QA - Creating business diagrams from within SQL Server without using Visio services or third party tools

Mark ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald is the principle technologist for business intelligence, covering SQL, PerformancePoint and ProClarity at QA. He is a twenty-year veteran of the IT industry, with experience that ranges from mainframes, help desk and MIS systems. Mark has experience developing business applications in a range of products which enhance and distribute accurate, timely information…

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The Cloud Fundamentals: New Videos Available

The Cloud Fundamentals Video Series  – An Inflection Point: Cloud Computing Overview Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Scott Charney, gives a big picture view of cloud computing today and the forces creating change. Watch the Video The Cloud Fundamentals Video Series – Data Classification and Access Control Lori Woehler, Senior Director in Microsoft’s Worldwide…

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Microsoft, and Hadoop for Big Data

Despite common misconceptions Microsoft now has extensive interoperability with open source technologies for example you can run a php application on Azure, get support from us to run RedHat, SUSE or CentOs on Hyper-V and manage your applications from System Center. ,  So extending this approach to the world of big data with Hadoop is…

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SQL Relay 2012

Four cities,  in four days makes for one tired evangelist, so why am I doing SQL Relay with the SQL community I hear you ask.  Well that’s your answer really –  I can’t hear you ask anything when I am sat in darkest Surrey blogging away so I am actually doing these events not so…

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Application Platform Knowledge Hub

Albert Einstein once remarked that you don’t need to remember everything, you just needed to remember where to look.  When it comes to learning about Microsoft products this can sometimes be harder than it ought to be and what resources there are can be fragmented so you do have to remember where to look.  That’s…

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NO SQL Server

I spent last Thursday at Black Marble’s Architect Forum and my slot was on SQL, NoSQL, some SQL. It went down very well but I used OneNote on my tablet not PowerPoint and like all modern art my drawing needs a bit of explaining.. Databases were originally used to  store transactions which are highly structured, …

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