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
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?
Distinct or Group By?
A few days ago, I heard someone stating that Group By was much quicker than Distinct. Less disk impact, less memory etc.So, I thought I'd find out if it's true or not because I found it interesting. I always thought there was no difference. I tested a single small table and found no difference in … Continue reading Distinct or Group By?
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?
2022 in review, 2023 in preview
It's the end of the year, the beginning of a new one. Time to look back and see what happened and plot a course forward. 2022, the downs Let's get started with the bad stuff, get it over with. As some as you know, my mother got diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This is a process … Continue reading 2022 in review, 2023 in preview
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
Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 8 of 9: Business Critical
Welcome to my blog series on Azure SQL DB performance. In this blog I'll write about my findings with the Azure SQL DB Business Critical tier. Click here for information about the set-upClick here for the scripts I’ve used Intro My last blog was about the Hyperscale tier, this week we’re back at more regular … Continue reading Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 8 of 9: Business Critical