In my previous blog, I wrote about some first impression working with Fabric and mostly following the Lakehouse tutorial provided by Microsoft. Well structured as this one may be, the sizes are not like the sizes I'm seeing in the wild. So I decided to give Fabric a bit more of a challenge by letting … Continue reading Microsoft Fabric, fooling around with TPC-H data
Microsoft Fabric, first impressions
This Week, Microsoft released the new Fabric resource on Azure. It's been hard to miss as many MVP's were tweeting, Mastodoning and sending messages on LinkedIn that Build should not be missed this year. So yeah, it was clear something huge was going to happen. When the announcement came, I was outside. My kid had … Continue reading Microsoft Fabric, first impressions
Learning ADF Part 6
It's been some time since my last post on Azure Data Factory, but I had some fun this week and wanted to share the learnings. This blog will cover how I read files from an sFTP site, use the copy activity if the file hasn't been processed yet and write some data into a table … Continue reading Learning ADF Part 6
Attending and helping at SQL Bits 2023
Last year, I wrote a blog about speaking, helping and attending at SQL Bits. Of course, I wanted to repeat that experience but my sessions weren't selected. So this time I was helping and attending. In a few blogs I saw names of people that stood out. I won't name many for the simple reason … Continue reading Attending and helping at SQL Bits 2023
Fooling around with TPC-H data, ADF and Hyperscale Serverless
In one of my last blogs, I wrote about my first encounter with the Azure Hyperscale Serverless offering. Now it's time to dig a bit deeper and what it's up to. Disclaimer. Azure Hyperscale Serverless is in preview and one of the things that isn't active yet, is the auto shutdown. This means that it … Continue reading Fooling around with TPC-H data, ADF and Hyperscale Serverless
Azure Hyperscale Serverless, first impressions
As some of you know, I've written a series of blog posts on Azure SQL Databases and there's an accompanying session that I had the honour of presenting a number of times. Now Azure keeps developing new offers and one of these went in public preview February 15th. An offer I hadn't seen coming. You … Continue reading Azure Hyperscale Serverless, first impressions
T-SQL Tuesday #159 – What’s Your New Favourite Feature?
This month Deepthi Goguri invites us (the community) to write about two topics: our favourite new feature of SQL Server 2022 and your new years resolutions. You can find her blog here, her LinkedIn profile here and she's also on Twitter here. Favourite new SQL Server 2022 feature Most of my work is in data … Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday #159 – What’s Your New Favourite Feature?
Azure Data Factory and Soap, an opera?
Getting data from an API can be hard, especially when you're trying to get data from a so-called Soap interface. This is a bit of an antique way to distribute data to online applications and has a lot of challenges. I've read a few blogs on this subject but funnily enough, they're all using the … Continue reading Azure Data Factory and Soap, an opera?
Azure SQL Databases part 10 of 9, round up
In the past 9 blogs, I’ve shown you all sorts of Azure SQL database solutions and gave them a little run for their money. I’ve tested a lot and written about them. This blog will be about the summation of the data and my views on the combined graphs. At the end I’ll wrap it … Continue reading Azure SQL Databases part 10 of 9, round up
Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 9 of 9: Managed Instance
Welcome to my blog series on Azure SQL DB performance. In this blog I'll write about my findings with the Azure SQL DB Managed Instance tier. Click here for information about the set-upClick here for the scripts I’ve used Intro So far, the blogs were about the really SaaS databases; the database is deployed and … Continue reading Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 9 of 9: Managed Instance