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.
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As the COO of a company, Tim understands the important role data plays in a business's success. Whether it's annual reports, forecasting sales or making important decisions for the business's future, Tim relies on data - data he knows is accurate because it's been tested and validated.
Pragmatic Works helps customers all over the world with their data-centric challenges. If it involves data, we’ve pretty much done it. One challenge our customers continue to see, and we experience ourselves, is the random and unexpected bad result. These are results that cause our business users and customers to question the validity of the reports we produce for them. Even with Master Data Management, Data Cleansing and products like DQS, companies continue to wrestle with bad data. But why?
We are really excited about our July webinar lineup. Several of the awesome folks at Microsoft have signed up to host some amazing sessions, you might even recognize some of the names as being past Pragmatic Works employees. The topics in July cover SQL Server 2016, Power BI and Azure. So if you ever wanted some behind the scenes information on these topics, check out our July webinars!
One of my favorite features (admittedly, there are quite a few) of SQL Server 2016 is PolyBase. It’s a fantastic piece of technology that allows users to near seamlessly tie relational and non-relational data. This feature has been available for Analytics Platform System (APS) and SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW) for some time, and fortunately, it has finally made its way to SQL Server, thanks to the SQL Server 2016 release.
Here at Pragmatic Works, we've been looking forward to the release of SQL Server 2016. To show you all the new features we're excited about, we've dedicated an entire month of free training to SQL Server 2016. These session are being hosted by industry experts and Microsoft MVPs. They've spent time working with previews of SQL Server 2016 and are excited to show you what they've discovered.
The new SQL Server 2016 release is just around the corner (June 1st) and we’re really looking forward to it at Pragmatic Works! It’s also a busy time for the Software team, as we have to make sure all of our products play well with the new SQL Server 2016 features. We have just released the 2016.2 build of all of our products, which is compatible with SQL Server 2016 RC3 and will also work with the 2016 RTM release when it is available.
Thank you to everyone who attended my webinar last week! In that session, I went through all the steps to install SQL Server to be able to use Hadoop, but I thought it might also be a good idea to include them here so you don’t have to watch the video.
Hello Dear Reader! Recently we hosted a webinar for Pragmatic Works, Mission Critical Applications SQL Server and Superdome X. The brilliant engineers over at HP invited Pragmatic Works to be the premier partner working with them to execute proof of concept (POC) engagements for clients. This has allowed us to take a close look at the hardware and see where it can really help people.