Monthly Archives: November 2014

What is Azure Data Factory?

The Azure Data Factory (ADF) is a service designed to allow developers to integrate disparate data sources.  It is a platform somewhat like SSIS in the cloud to manage the data you have both on-prem and in the cloud. It … Continue reading

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Fast Track Data Warehouse Reference Architecture for SQL Server 2014

I have previously blogged about the Fast Track Data Warehouse, a reference configuration optimized for data warehousing (see Microsoft SQL Server Reference Architecture and Appliances).  That was version 3.0 of the reference configuration that was for SQL Server 2008 R2.  Released a couple … Continue reading

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Should you move your data to the cloud?

Should you move your data to the cloud?  That is the question.  The answer is not simple.  While moving data to the cloud is all the rage, the fact is a large majority of the Fortune 500 companies are not … Continue reading

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Book: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Development Beginner’s Guide

I was fortunate to be a technical reviewer for a new book, SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Development by Reza Rad.  Below is the abstract.  It’s a great book for those of you trying to learn about all the various … Continue reading

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