PolyBase Revealed: Changing Dates With RegEx

This week's post has to do with handling dates in files. One of the data sets I use in demos for PolyBase Revealed is an open data set of Raleigh, North Carolina police incidents. This data set is nice because it's enough rows not to be a trivial example, but still small enough that people…

Southern Fried F# Call For Speakers Closes Soon

If you are interested in submitting to Southern Fried F#, the call for speakers closes this Friday, February 15th. Submit your proposal for an F#-related talk soon! Even if you aren't interested in speaking, tickets are available. This is a free conference which will take place on Saturday, April 13th in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.…

A Visit To China

As this post goes live, I will be in China. I have some blog posts scheduled so there should be some content coming up. Depending on whether I can get access while out there, I might throw in an update too. In the meantime, you can constantly hit F5 while looking at my Instagram feed…

PolyBase Revealed: Want To Help?

This week's PolyBase Revealed post is a request. Have you used PolyBase in production? Alternatively, have you tried to implement PolyBase but ended up having to back off for some reason? If so, I'd be interested in your thoughts. One of the things I want to do is cover as many weird scenarios as I…

Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Redmond

Full-Day Training Alert I am presenting a full-day training on R entitled Enter the Tidyverse: R for the Data Professional on Friday, February 8th. Registration is still open for just a little bit longer, so sign up if you haven't already. Key Details What: SQL Saturday RedmondWhere: Microsoft Building 92, Redmond, WashingtonWhen: Saturday, February 9th,…