Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week's episode, we discuss how you should interview a customer.
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Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week's episode, we debunk popular cloud myths.
Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week's episode, we discuss how you can get started with Azure.
A feature of Azure SQL Data Warehouse is the ability to scale (and pay for) compute resources as needed. This is particularly useful when loading data to a data warehouse. ETL operations typically put heavy load on the data warehouse, and could benefit from increased computing power. When the load process completes, however, that extra power may no longer be necessary.
As Azure offerings mature and Azure becomes less bleeding edge and more cutting edge, many of us are getting ready to entertain the idea of jumping on the Azure wagon. However, when I first started to wrap my head around Azure offerings, I needed to learn a few basics. Is anyone out there with me? For example:
Delta Air Lines has been in the news a lot in the last couple of weeks for all the wrong reasons. News reports have been full of pictures and videos of massive lines at airports, people sleeping at gates and sob stories from stranded travelers thanks to a massive computer outage affecting all of Delta’s systems. If you’re a regular Delta traveler it’s a nightmare, and if you’re in IT for Delta, these are probably some of the worst days of your career.
**Information is current as of 5/21/2015**
Recently Azure SQL Database was added as a new connection to the Power BI Preview. Read the notes about how it can be used here. The things I found especially worth noting were:
Recently I was afforded the opportunity to speak at several different events, all of which I thoroughly enjoyed. I was able to speak on Azure Machine Learning first at the Arizona SQL Server Users Group meeting. I really appreciate all who attended as we had quite a crowd. Since the meeting is held practically on Arizona State University’s Tempe Campus, it was great to see a number of students attending, most likely due to Ram’s continued marketing efforts on meetup.com. After talking to him about it, I was impressed at his success at improving attendance by promoting the event on Meetup, and wonder if many SQL Server User Groups have experienced the same benefits. If you have, please let me know. Thanks Joe for taking a picture of the event too.
Business and predictive analytics are the pinnacle of a mature data lifecycle, and Machine Learning is an exceptional tool providing in-depth statistical analysis of data. One of the common misconceptions about Machine Learning is the level of mathematical experience required, and Pragmatic Works' Business Intelligence Consultant and Data Aficionado Ginger Grant is on a mission to set the record straight. In her upcoming webinar, Complex Data Analysis and Azure Machine Learning, she'll be explaining how to leverage Azure ML to analyze cloud data without having to know a lot of complex formulas.