Using #PolyBase in #SQLServer2016

It’s been a few weeks since the numerous Build and Ignite announcements ushered in the latest and greatest, SQL Server 2016. After having some time to soak it up (aka I’ve been too busy to blog) we will dive into some of features and capabilities I find most interesting. Poly-what? While there are many new…

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Geospatial Queries Using Hive

During one recent engagement, I was helping my customer align ETL activities that were originally developed using SQL Server and T-SQL with the capabilities that were available using Hadoop and Hive. Most of the translations where straight-forward but when asked about geospatial support in Hive I was admittedly stumped. After full disclosure to the customer…