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

Tuesday 24 December 2019

Christmas BINGO

Here is something to keep you amused whilst reading those technical articles over Christmas.

How many articles do you have to read to say BINGO?

T: @victoria_holt

Thursday 19 December 2019

SQLBits 2020

SQLBits 2020 is between 31st March – 4th April at the ExCel Centre, London. This year it is 5 days. Registration is open.

The agenda is:

Tuesday 31st March: Full day training (track registration mandatory)
Wednesday 1st April: Full day training (track registration mandatory)
Thursday 2nd April: Multiple 50 minute sessions (choose agenda on the day)
Friday 3rd April: Multiple 50 minute sessions (choose agenda on the day)
Saturday 4th April: FREE - Multiple 50 minute sessions (choose agenda on the day)

The training days have been announced. 

Tuesday 31 March 2020

A Day Full of Azure Data Factory with Cathrine Wilhelmsen
Mastering Index Tuning with Brent Ozar
A to Z Azure Cosmos DB with Hasan Savran
Getting started with Azure Machine Learning with Nico Jacobs and Aniek Sies
Further your Power BI development skills with Ásgeir Gunnarsson and Bent Nissen Pedersen

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Open Hack: From ingestion to consumption with Stijn Wynants, Steve Verschaeve and Rick Meijvogel
Succeed with DevOps as a DBA with Grant Fritchey

Sunday 1 December 2019

Azure HDInsight Learning Path

Microsoft Learn enables you to gain hands on learning for different products. Azure HDInsight is one of those such courses. The course entitled  Building Open Source Software (OSS) Analytical Solutions with Azure HDInsight has various modules:

  • Introduction to the Open source Analytics Offering
  • Choose the correct HDInsight Configuration to build open source analytical solutions
  • Creating and configuring a HDInsight cluster
  • Perform Zero ETL analytics with HDInsight Interactive Query
There is such a wealth of information on the site that is worth exploring including learning paths, certification and docs. It is great to be able to learn at your own pace.