PolyBase and Azure Blob Storage

A long, long time ago (I can still remember) PolyBase used to connect to Azure Blob Storage. Specifically, you could use the wasbs:// protocol and connect to Azure Blob Storage over WebHDFS. Here's an example of an external data source which would work for SQL Server 2016 through 2019: USE MyDB GO CREATE DATABASE SCOPED…

Upcoming Events: DBA Fundamentals Group

Key Details What: DBA Fundamentals Group.Where: The broader Internet.When: Tuesday, August 30th.Admission is free. Register on the DBA Fundamentals meetup. What I’m Presenting 12:00 – 13:00 PM EDT — Data Virtualization with PolyBase and SQL Server 2022. This is a total revamp of a talk I've done many a time, so even if you've seen Data Virtualization…

Upcoming Events: Rhode Island SQL Server User Group

Key Details What: Rhode Island SQL Server User Group.Where: Internet Rhode Island.When: Thursday, April 7th.Admission is free. Register on the Rhode Island SQL Server User Group meetup. What I’m Presenting 2022-04-06 — 19:00 – 20:00 PM EDT — Low-Code Machine Learning with Azure ML. Frequent readers here might remember this as a blog series that I did earlier…

Product Reviews: DevToys

Three-Word Review Get it. Now. More Than Three Word Review DevToys is a Windows app which provides a series of helpful tools for developers. We know they're helpful because in many cases, there are popular websites which provide these tools. For example, there is a built-in PNG/JPEG compression tool, similar to what TinyPNG offers us.…