The SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse is ready to roll out and it is a BigData big deal

The SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW 2012) contains a number of impressive improvements one of which is integration with Hadoop. PDW V1 featured integration with Hadoop by implementing a SQOOP based import/export connector. This new feature is named Polybase and in short, Ploybase allows you to issue a TSQL query that accesses data…

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Book Review – Hadoop: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition

Book Review – Hadoop: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition (May 2012)By Tom White Copyright 2012Published by O’Reilly Media IncISBN: 978-1-449-31152-0 OverviewOrganized into sixteen chapters and three appendices, Hadoop: The Definitive Guide, provides a comprehensive and detailed guide to the Hadoop ecosystem.  The first three chapters provide an overview and history of the Hadoop project and introduce…

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Exploring Windows Azure Storage Options

My newest adventure has me exploring Big Data and I have spent the past few weeks swimming in the deep end of the Windows Azure pool. Here are some quick links to the data storage options available on Windows Azure:     SQL Database (formerly known as SQL Azure) This is Software as a Service…

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