Finding Ghosts in Your Data: Official Release

Release day has arrived: Finding Ghosts in Your Data is now officially available in softcover and as an e-book. You can get it wherever fine books are sold, assuming they also sell less-fine books as well. I had intended to blog more about the book but ended up getting really busy and writing the thing…

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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…