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Big Data and the Cloud - More Hype or a Real Workload?
Last week Microsoft announced several new offerings for “Big Data” - and since I’m a stickler for definitions, I wanted to make sure I understood what that really means. What is “Big Data”? What size hard drive is that? After all, my laptop has 1TB of storage - is my laptop “Big Data”? There are actually a few definitions for this term, most ...
October 18, 2011
SQL Saturday 27 (Portland, Oregon)
I’m sitting in the Seattle airport, waiting for my flight to Silicon Valley California for the SQL Server 2008 R2 Launch Event. By some quirk of nature, they are asking me to Emcee the event – but that’s another post entirely. I’m reflecting on the SQL Saturday 27 event that was just held in Portland, Oregon this last Saturday. These ...
May 24, 2010
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