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  • The Data Scientist

    A new term - well, perhaps not that new - has come up and I’m actually very excited about it. The term is Data Scientist, and since it’s new, it’s fairly undefined. I’ll explain what I think it means, and why I’m excited about it. In general, I’ve found the term deals at its most basic with analyzing data. Of course, we all do that, and the term ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on November 15, 2011
  • 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 ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on October 18, 2011
  • SQL Azure Use Case: Shared Storage Application

    This is one in a series of posts on when and where to use a distributed architecture design in your organization's computing needs. You can find the main post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/01/18/windows-azure-and-sql-azure-use-cases.aspx Description: On-premise data will be a part of computing for quite some time – ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on April 26, 2011
  • Reading the SQL Azure tea leaves

    Social media! Its like garlic bread....its the future. I've tasted it!!! Ahem...ok...perhaps not. Still, I do get a lot of useful information from various social media outlets that I inhabit and just this morning I spotted something on LinkedIn that really caught my eye. Topping the ''People you may know'' list was a General Manager (SQL Azure ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on October 21, 2010
  • Project Houston CTP released - try it out with brentotweets

    The SQL Azure team have just announced in their blog post CTP1 of Microsoft® Project Code-Named “Houston” now available that their web based admin tool for SQL Azure (codenamed Houston) has just hit CTP release - you can hit it up on SLQ Azure Labs at https://manage.sqlazurelabs.com/. The great thing about this? Its up on the web so as long as you ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on July 21, 2010
  • Performance-Driven Development

    I was reading a blog yesterday about the evils of SELECT *. The author pointed out that it's almost always a bad idea to use SELECT * for a query, but in the case of SQL Azure (or any cloud database, for that matter) it's especially bad, since you're paying for each transmission that comes down the line. A very good point indeed. This got me to ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on May 11, 2010
  • Is SQL Azure a newbies springboard?

    Earlier today I was considering the various SQL Server platforms that are available today and I wondered aloud, wonder how long until the majority of #sqlserver newcomers use @sqlazure instead of installing locally Let me explain. My first experience of development was way back in the early 90s when I would crank open VBA in Access or ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on May 6, 2010
  • Know Your Product Specifications

    As the Data Professional in your organization, the rest of the org looks to you to ensure that the system can handle what the business requires. To do that, you need to know two things: what the business requires, and what SQL Server can do. But of course there’s a bit more to it than that. Knowing the business side of the requirements – well, I ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on January 13, 2010
  • Monitoring SQL Azure For Performance

    In SQL Server Azure, there are no Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) or Performance Monitor Objects and Counters that you can access, so you can’t run your standard performance monitoring that way. I suspect that as time goes on, SQL Azure will have some instrumentation, but for the time being, you’ll have to go with a different metric – round trip ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on December 22, 2009
  • Project Houston

    Of late I’ve started to wonder about the direction that Microsoft may take their various development tools in the future. There has been an obvious move toward embracing the open source development community, witness the presence of open source advocate Matt Mullenweg on stage at the recent PDC09 keynote as proof of that. Also observe the obvious ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on December 6, 2009
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