Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Tampa

Key Details What: SQL Saturday Tampa.Where: USF MUMA College of Business, 12212 USF Maple Drive, Tampa, Florida, 33620When: Saturday, February 29th.Admission is free. Register on the SQL Saturday website. What I’m Presenting 1:15 PM — 2:15 PM — Data Virtualization with PolyBase I couldn't fit Tampa into my travel schedule last year, so it's definitely nice to…

PolyBase Now Supports the Microsoft Access Excel Driver

SQL Server 2019 Cumulative Update 2 has come out and it is chock-full of PolyBase-related stuff. One interesting tidbit I read was the following: FIX: Include support for Excel ODBC driver and Text ODBC driver from Microsoft Access Database Engine Redistributable package in PolyBase for SQL Server 2019 If you tried to use Microsoft's Excel…

Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday South Florida BI

Key Details What: SQL Saturday South Florida, BI Edition.Where: Microsoft FLL, 6750 N Andrews Ave, Suite #400, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33309When: Saturday, February 22nd.Admission is free. Register on the SQL Saturday website. What I’m Presenting 4:00 PM — 4:50 PM — Data Virtualization with PolyBase This will be my second time at a SQL Saturday South Florida…

The Importance of 0 in Regressions

Mala Mahadevan (b | t) brought an article to my attention regarding a regression between elevation and introversion/extroversion by state from a few years back. Before I get into this, I want to note that I haven't read the linked journal article and am not casting aspersions at the blog post author or the journal…

Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Austin BI

Key Details What: SQL Saturday Austin, BI Edition.Where: East Williamson County Higher Education Center, 1600 Innovation Blvd, Hutto TXWhen: Saturday, February 8th.Admission is free. Register on the SQL Saturday website. What I’m Presenting 1:30 PM — 2:30 PM — Getting Started with Apache Spark I've been to Texas a few times for other events, but this will…