A colleague of mine once asked about cancellation tokens in AWS. This question got me thinking about this problem and got me curious on whether there is any support. Turns out it is an interesting topic with lots of pitfalls. If you don’t know about cancellations tokens, they are used in C# are used to … Read more
One of the technologies that my new job brought with it was learning about all the various database platforms that are not Microsoft SQL Server. Not that I don’t still spend time learning about SQL Server, as it will happily remain one of our largest topics, but rather that I need to learn about other … Read more
Organizations of all types and sizes are turning to the cloud for their application and data storage requirements. The cloud makes it possible for them to deploy their workloads more quickly and to scale them up and down as requirements change. Not only does this increase the organization’s flexibility, but it also frees up IT … Read more
Microsoft is merging Data Factory and Power BI Dataflows in one single ETL solution. It’s not a simple merging, but still these ETL tools are easier to use then ever. In this article, I will demonstrate how to create a lakehouse and ingest data using a step-by-step walkthrough that you can follow along with. You … Read more
Step functions allow complex solutions to process data in the background. This frees users from having to wait on the results while it is running. Imagine a use case where someone uploads a resume because sifting through resumes takes time, a background process can curate the data and have it ready for a recruiter. In … Read more
.In this blog I will illustrate how we can ingest data from a blob storage to a Microsoft Fabric Data Warehouse using T-SQL. Create a new workspace On the left ribbon, click Workspaces. Click the New Workspace button. Provide a name for the workspace. On advanced configuration, ensure you choose Premium by Capacity, and you … Read more
This article is based on exciting information just released at Microsoft’s Build conference on May 23, 2023. What we have today When Synapse Analytics was created, technical sessions inspired me with some comparisons and explanations, and I reproduced them in my own technical sessions and writing. Synapse was created from a request from many Microsoft … Read more
The five-part series is designed to jump-start any IT professional’s journey in the fascinating world of Data Science with Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML). Readers don’t need prior knowledge of Data Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, or Azure to begin this adventure. All you will need is an Azure subscription and I will show you how … Read more
Serverless computing is pushing C# to evolve to the next level. This is exciting because you pay-per-use and only incur charges when the code is running. This means that .NET 6 must spin up fast, do its job, then die quickly. This mantra of birth and rebirth pushes developers and the underlying tech to think … Read more
Let’s talk about authentication between Azure Functions and resources used by Azure Functions and conclude with many poorly documented secrets about how to use User Assigned Managed Identity. When we build Azure functions, they usually need to authenticate against other Azure resources: Azure SQL Database, Storage Accounts, Service Bus and many more. Each of these services … Read more
Azure SQL Database has been around for over ten years and is constantly evolving with new capabilities and options. Dennes Torres explains 8 features and best practices of Azure SQL Database.… Read more
A data lake is a scalable data storage repository that can ingest large amounts of raw data and make it available on-demand. Robert Sheldon explains the benefits and challenges of data lakes.
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You can define policies for your Azure SQL Databases for security and meeting your organization’s standards. Management groups simplify policies over multiple subscriptions. Michael Wood explains Azure Policies and Management Groups.
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It was always important to me to keep up with the latest versions of SQL Server, but especially so when I was a database administrator or consultant. I wasn’t always able to work with the new versions right away in production, but at least I had an idea about features, capabilities, and benefits. Fifteen years … Read more