Passionately curious about Data, Databases and Systems Complexity. Data is ubiquitous, the database universe is dichotomous (structured and unstructured), expanding and complex. Find my Database Research at SQLToolkit.co.uk . Microsoft Data Platform MVP

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing" Einstein

Monday, 15 August 2022

DAMA-DMBOK2, DCAM and TOGAF methodologies


I came across this article giving a comparison between what is included in DAMA-DMBOK2, DCAM and TOGAF methodologies. I mentioned the core framework elements here. The most used data models by the industry are DAMA-DMBOK2 by the DAMA International and DCAM® 2.2 by the EDM Council.

No one model covers all areas and no one company is the same and it is very common that different bits are used as and when required. It is worth reading the discussion in the blog. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

2022 Data Platform Microsoft MVP Award


Excited to receive my 5th MVP award kit containing my 5th disk to go on my MVP Crystal Award.

I am also looking forward to receiving my 5 years milestone disk as an MVP in a few weeks as well. Working with community events enabling others to get access to free training and helping others learn is so important. Here is to the next year and seeing what exciting things we can make happen.

Friday, 29 July 2022

Microsoft Purview Data Sharing

Microsoft Purview Data Sharing allows in-place data sharing for Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS Gen2 ) and Blob Storage. This solves the problem of data proliferation where you can often end up with multiple copies of the same data resulting in higher storage costs and tracking issues from data movement. This also reduces the need for more ETL packages to manage and reduces the time it takes to get access to the data. Managing the data movement can be time consuming so this data sharing feature will help reduce this.

This new feature will enable better data management, controlled access to the data with automated data sharing.  The feature works as as below:

 A few things to note   

  • the data provider pays for data storage and their own data access  
  • the data consumer pays for their own data access transactions.

 Access can be changed 

  • the data provider can revoke access to the share or set a share expiration time for time-bound access to data. 
  • the data consumer can also terminate access to the share at any time.
More details can be found here

Watch demo video

Read How to share data

Read How to receive share

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Azure Synapse Community Resources

Microsoft have released a collection of community resources to help accelerate learning and enable interaction with other members of the community. Resource guide here

In addition to the Microsoft resources are those created by presenters at the Data Toboggan set of Azure Synapse conferences. Follow, share and like us. 

Social Media

Twitter: https://twitter.com/datatoboggan  @datatoboggan

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/data-toboggan

Conference Session recordings

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DataToboggan 

Download Microsoft guide here

Community Call to Action

 Follow us on Twitter: @Azure_Synapse

 Read and comment on our blog: https://aka.ms/SynapseBlog

 Check out our monthly updates blog: https://aka.ms/SynapseMonthlyUpdate

 Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://aka.ms/SynapseYouTube

 Share and vote for ideas to improve Azure Synapse: https://aka.ms/SynapseIdeas

 Join the Azure Synapse Influencers program: https://aka.ms/SynapseInfluencers


 Product page: https://aka.ms/Synapse

 Documentation: https://aka.ms/SynapseDocs

 Reference architectures: https://aka.ms/SynapseArchitectures

 Security whitepaper: http://aka.ms/SynapseSecurity

Technical Discussions and Q&A

 Microsoft Q&A: https://aka.ms/SynapseQuestions

 StackOverflow: https://aka.ms/SynapseStackOverflow


 Get started in 60 minutes: https://aka.ms/SynapseGetStarted

 Azure Synapse Analytics Toolkit: https://aka.ms/SynapseToolkit

Free Learning

 MS Learn – Learning paths: https://aka.ms/SynapseLearningPaths

 Synapse Practitioner : https://aka.ms/SynapsePractitioner

 Microsoft Virtual Training Days: https://aka.ms/SynapseMVTD

 30-Day Cloud Skills Challenge: https://aka.ms/SynapseSkillsChallenge

Samples & Accelerators

 Samples on GitHub: https://aka.ms/SynapseSamples

 Accelerator – End-to-End Analytics: https://aka.ms/azsynapsee2e-git

Sunday, 10 July 2022

PASS Data Community Summit 2022

I am really excited to announce that I will be speaking at the Summit for the first time on Microsoft Purview. 

I also have privilege to be part of an ask the experts session with Wolfgang, Erwin and Richard. Submit your questions in advance here https://forms.office.com/r/dTP38LnmsJ

Friday, 24 June 2022

Cool Runnings 2022 Piste Maps

The wait is over the Cool Runnings 2022 Piste Maps are available. Not one but 2 piste maps, one for the Synapse room and one for the Analytics room . We have more then one slope that enables predictive analytics as we are running 2 tracks.

Register: https://bit.ly/DT-CR22Register Agenda: https://bit.ly/DTCR2022Agenda #azuresynapse @Azure_Synapse

Thursday, 23 June 2022

An interactive word cloud full of sessions

For our Data Toboggan Cool Runnings 9 July event we continue to evolve our analytics.

Did you interactively want to see what is included in the sessions. Check out the bottom of agenda page.

Agenda: https://bit.ly/DTCR2022Agenda

Don't forget to Register at the same time: https://bit.ly/DT-CR22Register