PolyBase versus the March of Time

PolyBase is dead: Today, we are announcing the retirement of PolyBase scale-out groups in Microsoft SQL Server. Scale-out group functionality will be removed from the product in SQL Server 2022. In-market SQL Server 2019, 2017, and 2016 will continue to support the functionality to the end of support for those products. Okay, not dead-dead. But let's talk…

Interesting Resources for Chapter 8

For each chapter in Finding Ghosts in Your Data, I’ll include a few resources that I found interesting. This isn’t a bibliography, strictly speaking, as I might not use all of these in the course of writing, but they were at least worth noting. Streamlit Chapter 8 was all about visualization and ended up being an…

Upcoming Events: Cloud Data Driven

Key Details What: Cloud Data Driven User Group.Where: The cloud.When: Thursday, February 24th.Admission is free. Register on the Cloud Data Driven meetup. What I’m Presenting 2022-02-24 — 12:00 – 13:15 PM EST — Locking Down Azure Synapse Analytics. This is a brand new talk. It's an area I've put a lot of focus into over the past few…

Interesting Resources for Chapter 7

For each chapter in Finding Ghosts in Your Data, I’ll include a few resources that I found interesting. This isn’t a bibliography, strictly speaking, as I might not use all of these in the course of writing, but they were at least worth noting. Approaching Normality Chapter 6 looked at an initial slate of tests. In…