Just a quick post friends. As you may already be aware, with my friend and now Avanade colleague Richard Swinbank (@RichardSwinbank), we are at it again. Following the success and enjoyment of collaborating on Richard's book 'Azure Data Factory by Example', previously blogged about here. We decided to engage with O'Reilly on a new project, … Continue reading Learning Azure Synapse Analytics – Early Release
Kasper On BI Podcast Interview Context A few weeks ago I had with pleasure of speaking with Microsoft's Kasper de Jonge (@Kjonge) as part of an interview for his own podcast 'Kasper on BI'. We started out with the following talking points, but generally let the conversation flow given our collective experience in the industry. … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 11 – Let’s Recap
Defining What Isn't a Data Product - Data Pretenders rather than data products Background In part 8 of this blog series I explored the definition of a data mesh data product. Following several comments and feedback it now seems like a good idea to also address what is not a data product. As the saying … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 10 – What is NOT a Data Product?
My Thoughts Following MSBuild 2022 The MSBuild conference was excellent. The effort Microsoft put into making the experience work across time zones, in different languages and hybrid (in person/online) so very evident. My hat off to the organisers! The Data Annoucements During the keynote at MSBuild we were introduced to the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform. … Continue reading The Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform
Burning the candle at both ends in the UK I followed along with as many sessions as possible from this year's Microsoft Build conference. While my primary focus has and always will be on the Data Platform tech. I couldn't help but take note when Satayla Nednella introduced Project Volterra. The small boxes shown in … Continue reading What is Microsoft’s Project Volterra?
Data Mesh Radio Interview Context Last month I joined Scott Hirleman (@DataProductScot) on the Data Mesh Radio Podcast. With no expectations we agreed on the below talking points and kicked off the recording. Scott is a great host and the conversation flowed very easily. My journey of learning about data mesh so far.Greenfield versus brownfield … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 9 – A Minimum Viable Mesh
Azure Data Factory & Azure Synapse Analytics Pipelines Training More in person training confirmed with me in June and September 2022. Limited places available, don't miss out. Azure Data Integration Pipelines: Advanced Design & Delivery Monday 27th June - Birmingham Hosted by Cloud Formations Event tickets here: https://www.cloudformations.org/event-details/azure-integration-pipelines-advanced-design-delivery-with-paul-andrew Azure Data Integration Pipelines: Fundamentals to Level … Continue reading Training Events in 2022 – Q2/Q3
Defining a Data Product Use the tag Data Mesh vs Azure to follow this blog series. I was recently asked by Data Mesh Radio host Scott Hirleman and several of my customers to define a data product. After much thinking. Below is my current answer. In the context of an idealistic data mesh architecture, establishing … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 8 – What is a Data Product?
Expert Training Delivered by Industry Leading Microsoft MVPs Background Living in a smallish village with only one pub means a friendly community spirit and often talking to strangers. One such stranger was my neighbour Dan Addy. Who, as we discovered after several pub conversations worked in very similar roles to me, at a similar level. … Continue reading Starting Cloud Formations.org
DATA MESH VS AZURE –THEORY VS PRACTICE (What, Why, How) Hey friends a slightly different post today. A recent LinkedIn post and community talk on this topic has sparked a bit of social media attention that I'd like to get to the bottom of. To address things directly, as you know I like to do. … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Dear David and Zhamak