PolyBase and Named Instances

One of the built-in connectors for PolyBase in SQL Server 2022, as well as SQL Server 2019, is to connect one SQL Server instance to another. In this post, we'll look at how to connect to a named instance of SQL Server. And then There Were Two We have two SQL Server instances running on…

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Scheduling Azure ML Compute Instances

Not too long ago, I mentioned that compute instances in Azure Machine Learning are lacking one critical thing: auto-stop functionality. The single biggest problem I have with compute instances is that there is no auto-stop functionality to them. This is really frustrating because you’re paying for that virtual machine like you would any other, so…

Upcoming Events: Data Platform Summit 2020

I've talked about Data Platform Summit before, but now that we're close to go time, I wanted to mention it again. This year, I will be presenting one breakout session and one training class. The breakout session is entitled Optimizing Backup Performance using Data Science Techniques. In it, I walk through the configuration settings we…

SQL Saturday Raleigh

SQL Saturday Raleigh 2019 is now live. It will take place on Saturday, April 27th at Wake Technical Community College's RTP campus. For the past three events, we hosted at William Peace University, which I absolutely enjoyed having as a venue. But with Wake Tech opening a campus just a couple of miles from the…