Microsoft Ignite 2019 Announcements – The Ignite Book of News 2019

How nice is this!... All the Microsoft Ignite announcements in one place. Very cool. Data Platform and AI things in chapter 3, starting on page 39. Sadly not that many new things for us data people this year, but still, its all great news. Azure Synapse Analytics seems to be the main data platform news, … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite 2019 Announcements – The Ignite Book of News 2019

Azure Data Factory – Pipeline Hierarchies (Generation Control)

Best practice for structuring your Azure Data Factory? Hello friends, this post and my next few posts have been born out of a community talk I've delivered a couple of times now at various conferences. In my session I talk about using Azure Data Factory (ADF) in production - inspired by my own lessons learnt … Continue reading Azure Data Factory – Pipeline Hierarchies (Generation Control)

Are you an MVP in the making?

Hi friends, just a casual reflective post from me. Within the data platform community you get to meet so many great people who are true experts in their respective fields. This made me wonder how many people are still out there that are truly the most valuable professionals? These people might be valuable to their … Continue reading Are you an MVP in the making?

Another Career Milestone – Joining Altius

Today marks another milestone in my career as I leave Adatis after a really excellent 18 months and start my next challenge with Altius. Through our brilliant data platform community, my growing reputation has given me the privilege of choosing my next employer. Something that I feel incredibly humbled by, as I have been approached … Continue reading Another Career Milestone – Joining Altius

Azure Data Factory – Web Hook vs Web Activity

As Azure Data Factory continues to evolve as a powerful cloud orchestration service we need to update our knowledge and understanding of everything the service has to offer. Mainly, so we can make the right design decisions when developing complex, dynamic solution pipelines. In this post I want to explore and share the reasons for … Continue reading Azure Data Factory – Web Hook vs Web Activity

PowerShell Export Databricks Workspace Items – Recurse

Building on the excellent PowerShell Databricks module created by Gerhard Brueckl here, I've added another layer of code to recursively export all items in a given Databricks workspace using PowerShell. I accept this does need to be hardened as a PowerShell cmdlet on its own and added to a module. However, I wanted to share the … Continue reading PowerShell Export Databricks Workspace Items – Recurse

Interacting with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Just a very quick post with lots of pictures 🙂 SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters are still in private preview and I'm currently running with version CTP 2.1. However, I wanted to share some of the exciting new features we can expect from this latest big data tech in terms of tools, management and … Continue reading Interacting with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters