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

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Deep learning

Deep Learning is a subset of machine learning which aims to solve thought related problems. To understand this bleeding edge technology here are a few links.

Learn an intuitive approach to building the complex models that help machines solve real-world problems with human-like intelligence with the Microsoft AI school.

Free webinar
On 31 May there is a free webinar with Jen Stirrup on Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace . The webinar asks what is Microsoft’s approach to Deep Learning, and how does it differ from Open Source alternatives? In this session, it will will look at Deep Learning, and how it can be implemented in Microsoft and Azure technologies with the Cognitive Toolkit, Tensorflow in Azure and CaffeOnSpark on AzureHDInsight

How deep learning will change customer experience
This article discusses artificial neural networks for machines which will allow machines and devices to function in some ways as humans do.

Monday, 14 May 2018

MVP Award

My Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Data Platform award has now arrived. What a privilege it is to have received it. I like to share my passion for data and Microsoft technology.  There is something about the data technology that excites my curiosity. I feel privileged to have found such a career focus. The award is for exceptional community leadership and expertise in technology focus.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Microsoft Build Azure Cosmos DB

Microsoft Build is underway sharing many useful features. The Azure Cosmos DB API is a versatile tool with a number of options. There are some quickstart tutorials and samples for these.

 Azure Cosmos DB now has multi-master write support. Multi-master in Azure Cosmos DB provides single-digit millisecond latency to write data and availability with built-in flexible conflict resolution support. There are some good examples in the article to help understand this functionality better.

Azure Operational Data Services includes Azure SQL DB; PostgreSQL; MySQL; Redis Cache; and Cosmos DB.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Azure CosmosDB Change Feed

The Azure CosmosDB change feed can provide a persistent log of records within an Azure CosmosDB container. You can learn about this from this concise presentation.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Microsoft MVP Award

I received my first Data Platform MVP award yesterday. What an honour it is to be a part of an amazing community. I am humbled by the enormity of the award and it is a privilege to be able to share my passion for data. I am listed here.

Big Data Exploration

The big data landscape is growing and exploration of the data can help make better decisions. I came across this great infographic from IBM.