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Should You Be Multi-cloud?

Many customers ask if they should be multi-cloud? People who choose this option are typically looking for redundancy and...

Cosmos DB - The Fastest Growing Azure Service

Here’s a fact: Cosmos DB is one of the fastest growing Azure services ever. Many of our customers say, we have SQL Server or...

The Secret Azure Data Treasure Map

Today I’d like to share a secret with you. It’s a secret Azure data treasure map compliments of the Azure Customer Advisory...

Microsoft's Underwater Cloud

Today I want to talk about something very cool happening and that is that Microsoft has expanded their underwater cloud.

Announcing Azure SQL Studio is Now Azure Data Studio

I’d like to share some news that came out of Ignite 2018 and that is that Azure SQL Studio has been changed to Azure Data...

How Microsoft Protects You from Patent Trolls

Did you know that tech companies spend 29 billion dollars each year on troll licensing and litigation of issues over patent...

Azure at PASS Summit 2018

Today I’m coming to you from the PASS Summit in Seattle, WA and I’m excited to be here! There will be 1000s in attendance...

Building Your First Data Solution in Azure

Are you ready to get in the cloud and build your first cloud data solution? I’d like to tell you the 4 things you should...

Should You Use Cosmos DB?

As data volumes continue to grow and we’re storing more data and more kinds of data, people are asking questions about how...

Azure Data Week in Review

Last week we hosted our first ever Azure Data Week event with a jam-packed week of Azure content. Thanks to everyone who...

Azure Data Week - How to Keep Your Data from Deceiving You

Just a note that our Azure Every Day posts this week will be stepping away from our normal posts as our regular bloggers...

Azure Data Week - 5 Components of a Real Data-Driven Culture

Just a note that our Azure Every Day posts this week will be stepping away from our normal posts as our regular bloggers...

Hortonworks and Cloudera Have Merged: How It Impacts You

On October 3rd, Cloudera and Hortonworks announced their merger, a huge and highly significantly announcement in the big...

Building a More Effective Sales Team Using Analytics

Your sales team is the backbone of your business. Today I’d like to talk about using analytics to build a more effective...

How Azure Helps You Do 3 Major Things for Your Business

Azure is taking the world by storm and with good reason. What major things can it do for your business? How about cutting...

Your Hidden Data Workforce

Are the teams within your organization really using your data? If not, they should be. According to Gartner, data driven...

The #1 Way to Use the Cloud to Accelerate Your Business - Power BI

I know there are a lot of buzzwords out there today like ‘transformation’ and ‘acceleration’. Every day something is written...

How Do Companies' Teams Want to Model Their Own Development?

Times are changing, and quickly, especially with technology and the cloud.  With these fast-moving times, it’s imperative...

Why Do You Need a Data Driven Culture?

I know, I get it, you’re tired of hearing the buzzword ‘data driven’ and about how your business should have a data driven...

Why Amazon Can't Touch Microsoft in the Cloud

Most people know that AWS and Microsoft Azure are huge competitors in the cloud arena. But today I’ll tell you 4 big reasons...

The Best Kept Secret in Azure - Azure Hybrid Cloud

Talk of the Azure Cloud is everywhere today. But there’s one secret we know of that even Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, says...

We Are Excited to Announce Azure Data Week!

Since its introduction in 2010, Microsoft Azure has been taking the world by storm. Here at Pragmatic Works, we’ve seen...

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2

In today’s post I’m bringing you a live sit down with James Rowland-Jones, Principal Program Manager on the Azure SQL Data...

A Real-World Story About Business Transformation with Azure

At Pragmatic Works, we’re all about helping you transform your business and your data. I’m excited to share a real-world...

Making the Move from Netezza to Azure

Are you still running an old Netezza, Teradata or IBM data warehouse appliance? We’re working with tons of customers who are...

Best Tutorials and Samples for Azure

I get it, you want to get started with Azure and there’s so much to know and learn that it can be overwhelming. In this...

Make Your Data More Credible with Azure and Data Testing

We all know businesses run on data and the key is having trust in your data. At Pragmatic Works, we’re all about data....

5 Components of a Data Strategy

Businesses run on data – and the best organizations have a strong data strategy in place. We have consistent conversations...

What Jobs Are Being Lost to the Cloud?

Are you or your team feeling threatened by the cloud? Although not heard as much as in the past, it’s often in the news that...

How to Keep Your Data from Deceiving You in Azure

I know, you think you and your data are close and that it wouldn’t lie to you, right? Unfortunately, sometimes it happens...

Best Way to Start Learning Azure

Whether you’re thinking about making the move to Microsoft Azure, or if you’re just starting out, there’s a lot to learn....

Diffusing BI Time Bombs with Azure

In this Azure Every Day installment, I’d like to tell you how you can diffuse some time bombs that exist in your BI and Data...

Best Places to Learn Azure for Free!

Who doesn’t want to get something for free, right? How about learning Azure for free? There’s so much to learn if you’re...

What Should I Move to the Cloud?

There are many organizations like yours that are trying to figure out how to take that first step into the cloud this year....

Why Choose Azure Over AWS

Looking to move to the cloud and not sure whether to go with Azure or AWS? Let me tell you why we choose Azure for our...

The Easiest Way to Cut Azure Cloud Costs 

Keeping an eye on and managing cloud spend is a critical piece of having your business in the cloud. Microsoft offers a tool...

5 Components of a Real Data-Driven Culture

At Pragmatic Works, many customers often ask: How can we use tools like Power BI and the cloud to build a data culture?...

4 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Data Analytics Projects

In speaking with customers who are using Big Data for analytics, we found clients who love it and some that don’t. These...

Debunking 3 Cloud Myths

If you’re like most businesses, you are thinking about moving to the cloud and this may seem like a daunting task. We’re...

Announcing Our New Blog Series - Azure Every Day

We’re excited to bring you our new online experience that we call Azure Every Day! Each weekday we’ll have a new video and...

PASS Summit 2017!

We are excited for PASS Summit 2017 coming up this fall! Pragmatic Works has been involved with PASS for over 10 years! Our...

3 Secrets to Changing Your Data Culture

 Are you trying to get new initiatives moving to change the data culture of your business?  Do you have challenges with...

Is Everyone Moving to the Cloud?

I'm sure you’ve heard people talking about how they are embracing the cloud and migrating their business there. And you’re...

Do You Know What Your CIOs Are Up To?

Your CIO plays one of the most important roles in your organization. Do you know what your CIO is working on to help grow...

Make Your Move from Oracle to SQL

Are you tired of Oracle, Cybex or Teradata? Are you ready to move from these platforms to a better system for your business,...

Does Your Business Have Talent Debt? 

OK, so we’re half way through the year; are you meeting your goals for your business? If not, what’s holding you back? It’s...

You Need to Get Your Company to the Cloud!

Are you looking to build a successful strategy to get your business into the cloud? Is your business lacking a true...

Hack Your Professional Development

Thanks to everyone who registered for my webinar on Tuesday. We covered a lot of great content on growing your data career and...

Key Takeaways from WPC 2016

I just got back from Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. I was there with our alliance team and it was an...

We're Coming to SQLSaturday Phoenix!

Hey everyone! I’m winging my way across the country this week but I can’t hold back my excitement  to be coming to Phoenix...

Big Data Needs to Mean Big Insights

Recently the focus on increased insights and data driven decisions has become paramount from the board room to marketing, and...

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