A picture tells a 1000 words. Just a bit of fun collating some key points about Data Catalogues.
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing" Einstein
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Saturday, 14 November 2020
The day two keynote was delivered by Hanuma Kodavalla a Microsoft Technical Fellow.
"It is still an unending source of surprise for me to see how a few scribbles on a blackboard or on a sheet of paper could change the course of human affairs."
Then sharing the papers that started it all and the fact that is the 50th anniversary of Codd's paper this year.
He mentioned this paper I read a long time ago “One size
fits all": an idea whose time has come and gone M.
He went through all the previous versions of SQL with their key features ending with SQL Server 2019.
Another key paper was mentioned
Then moved to discuss newer product features of SQL Azure Serverless and Azure Defender
Thursday, 12 November 2020
The summit, 10-13 November 2020 is being live streamed through PASSTV.
This year’s first keynote is entitled 'Bringing the future into focus, the end to end Azure Data platform'.
Digital transformation brings change. This change of new technologies can be challenging to learn. For businesses the economies of scale can create efficiencies. The data platform has many elements BI, Analytics and AI, Hybrid Data management, relational databases, Edge and IOT, NoSQL databases, Azure Open Source Database Services (OSS databases) etc. New technologies can help save time. It is good news that the DBA’s key skills are transferable.
Azure services consist of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (for lift and shift and OS level access), Azure SQL Managed Instances (for modernizing existing apps), Azure SQL Database (for build cloud apps). There is also hyperscale for specific use cases. SQL Server workloads run best on Azure and have patching regimes.
It is good to see that Azure helps customers move at their own pace to the cloud which will enable them to pivot their company with less risk to something new. Azure SQL Server serverless means pay only for what is required. Azure Edge is an interesting development and is now generally available.
With the complex network of applications and systems in the modern data landscape it can be difficult to connect the data to gain value. Data virtualization is an important change.
Azure Arc is, I think, a real game changer to help with diverse database locations. It is a set of technologies that extends azure management and native data services outside of azure infrastructure to run across your environment even if you can’t migrate to the cloud due to data sovereignty, latency and or regulatory requirements you can still get the efficiency and agility the cloud offers with Azure Arc.
It is a versionless evergreen SQL that ensures you are always current. It provides cloud elasticity on premises which allows optimization of performance of your workloads and dynamically scale up and down without application downtime. Azure Arc offers unified management which allows you to see your data services running on premises alongside these running on azure through a single pane of glass and manage them using familiar tools like azure portal, azure data studio and azure CLI.
Azure Arc enabled SQL Server Managed Instance and PostgreSQL Hyperscale are in Public Preview
It is possible to use features such as vulnerability assessment and advance threat protection with SQL Defender using the same rules and machine learning algorithms.
The public preview was announced for
- Azure Cosmos DB – Serverless for all APIs
- Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Flexible Server
- Azure Database for MySQL – Flexible Server
- Azure Cache for Redis – Enterprise
Cloud Scale analytics on Azure with Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure Databricks
Announcing public preview of new guided UI for machine learning models. Then to complete the services, Azure Synapse to analyse the data and then report on it in Power BI completes the stack.
Thursday, 1 October 2020
The keynote for the 2020 SQLBits was delivered by Rohan Kumar on 'Digital Transformation from Edge to Cloud with Azure Data' . This celebrated the tools used to achieve digital transformation at breakneck speed within months and shared the innovations just launching. The Azure Data Strategy includes various tools such as cloud databases, Azure Synapse Analytics and Power BI. These tools enable innovation anywhere, on premises, at the edge and in the cloud.
The Azure Data Strategy includes many tools, incorporating SQL Server.
Azure Synapse offers a new class of analytics. There were two announcements Public Preview of Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB (Synapse SQL Serverless) and Private preview of Power BI performance accelerator for Azure Synapse Analytics.
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
The UK National Data Strategy has been published https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-national-data-strategy/national-data-strategy There are 4 interconnected pillars listed:
- data foundation
- data skills
- data availability
- responsible data
The National Data Strategy is an ambitious growth for building a world leading data economy. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-data-strategy
A summary of the evidence reviewed and evidence gaps can be found here
The mission is to
It builds upon initiatives such as the , the , the and the – setting out a framework for how we approach and invest in data to strengthen our economy and create big opportunities for us in the future.
Sunday, 6 September 2020
It is exciting to see Microsoft Ignite be a digital event experience on September 22-24, 2020. Despite this being a strange year the
The sessions catalog is here.The catalog contains some amazinf learning experiences. The session Building Digital Resilience with Satya Nadella will be an interesting session to watch. I find Satya Nadella such an inspirational speaker.
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