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

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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

Monday, 20 June 2022

Session Content for Data Toboggan Cool Runnings 2022

There is some amazing content to be shared in our next conference so why not spend the day learning  with 2 tracks of content to choose from. 

Register: https://bit.ly/DT-CR22Register

Agenda: https://bit.ly/DTCR2022Agenda 

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Microsoft Purview Data Estate Insights

Microsoft Purview Data Estate Insights will be generally available 1st July 2022. This is an important feature to help the Chief Data Officer (CDO) gain insight about the data estate. The data estate insights helps an organisations connect to diverse hybrid data sources. There will be a new dashboard for Data stewardship, where you can see key metrics about your data estate's health and performance.

The Data Estate Insights covers key insights:

Health – key metrics that pose governance risks or risks to their catalog’s adoption with a data stewardship report

Inventory and Ownership - detailed drilldowns of asset distribution by department and ability to remediate in-app, with the Assets report.

Curation and Governance – details of classified, labelled, or termed assets and where tags may be missing, indicating a potential governance gap, starting with Classification, Glossary and Label reports


Actionable insights with KPIs shows what percentage of the data estate does not have assigned data owners and  how many assets are fully, partially, and not “curated”. This can help indicate if there is a significant return on investment. A scorecard gives an idea of the criticality of risks on the data estate.

These metrics can be drilled into further in a tree map. There is also the availability of trend analysis of key governance metrics. You can export the data for offline tracking and follow ups.

Note: Insights generation is enabled at provisioning. 

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Tech in Ten at SQLBits

Great to see SQLBits post this. 

We keep getting more and more from the team at @venturi_ltd  with their Tech in 10 Podcast - Recorded at SQLBits!๐ŸŽง

from discussed and more #data-related subjects, as well as SQLBITS!๐Ÿงก Listen on any podcast platform๐ŸŽ™️ https://pod.co/tech-in-ten/ep-9-dr-victoria-holt-enterprise-data-architect-coeo