SQL Server on Linux on Docker quick and easy

Often in conversations with healthcare customers the topic of architecture evolutions or roadmaps come up and in every conversation, is mention of a hybrid strategy – one where use of both on premise and cloud technologies need to be factored into the solution (sometimes both near-term & long-term solutions). In addition to those situations sometimes…

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Hadoop in the Cloud or: the evolution of Hadoop into an API, Storage & Processing at Scale

Note: In an effort to share more often and react to feedback I might receive, I’m going to break this up into a series of posts rather than writing a book. Part 1: An IntroductionPart 2: Capabilities and ComponentsPart 3: Storage & Processing at Scale (you are here) Hadoop provides many benefits when it comes…

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Hadoop in the Cloud or: the evolution of Hadoop into an API, Capabilities and Components

Note: In an effort to share more often and react to feedback I might receive, I’m going to break this up into a series of posts rather than writing a book. Part 1: An IntroductionPart 2: Capabilities and Components (you are here)Part 3: Storage & Processing at Scale Capabilities Whenever I talk to a customer…

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Hadoop in the Cloud or: the evolution of Hadoop into an API, an Introduction

Since I started working at Microsoft in 2016, I’ve been wanting to share more about this topic and even now I intend to turn this into a presentation that I can give in public forums. I’ll happily take feedback and welcome critique as I refine the message here and help make it applicable to as…

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Getting started with Power BI On Premise Gateway & MariaDB

Power BI Desktop is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to data visualization, self-service BI and ad-hoc analytics. With interactive and rich visuals in addition to a robust query tool it has become my go-to tool for querying and visualizing data no matter if the data is living in structured RDBMS (Amazon Redshift, Azure SQL Data…

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Power BI Embedded security for multi-tenant data stores – Role Level Security

I often preface customer conversations by going into my past experiences of using data “behind the scenes” or in the “back-end” context. This basically means that I’m not normally one to get excited about new data visualizations or tools that allow data consumers to slice & dice data or pivot data to the n-th degree…

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my blog.  I’m new around here but not new to writing about or solving data challenges. Please take a look at my profile for more information. Today we live in a world driven by data and I’m excited to share this next phase of the journey with everyone here!

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