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View of minimal runfile JSON structure showing only top-level elements
View of minimal runfile JSON structure showing only top-level elements

Please note: my blog has moved to http://blog.elazem.com. This post has moved to http://blog.elazem.com/2017/08/28/no-data-for-you/   Has this happened to you? – “We need a copy of production data” – “Why?” – “For {staging | testing | baselining | repro-ing | exploring big data on Azure | doing my job }” – “No.”   Getting data can…

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The busy data scientist’s walk-through to managing Azure Data Lake Store in R

Inspect security.R in R Studio
Inspect security.R in R Studio

Please note: my blog has moved to http://blog.elazem.com. This post has moved to http://blog.elazem.com/2017/08/17/r-adls/   Earlier this year (2017), my Microsoft colleague Ramkumar Chandrasekaran published a blog post about performing Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS) file system operations using the R language. After working through that for a recent project, I decided to write a detailed, step-by-step…

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Azure CDN: overview and dynamic content

Asset first and later loads from CDN edge
Asset first and later loads from CDN edge

Please note: my blog has moved to http://blog.elazem.com. This post has moved to http://blog.elazem.com/2017/03/13/azure-cdn-overview-and-dynamic-content/   What is the Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN)? The Azure CDN offers a global solution for delivering content to web browsers with minimal latency by caching publicly available assets such as image, CSS, or script files at geo-dispersed edge nodes….

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Get started with Dynamic Data Masking in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL DB

Please note: my blog has moved to http://blog.elazem.com. This post has moved to http://blog.elazem.com/2017/01/02/sqlddm/   Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) is a new security feature in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL DB. The main documentation is here (also see link under Resources at end). This post is a quick how-to intro to DDM, including applying…

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