New DataDriven Episode with Peter Voss

 In this episode of Data Driven, Frank and Andy speak with Peter Voss about Artificial General Intelligence, Personalizing Personal Assistants, and Motorcycles Sponsor Sponsor: Audible.com – Get a free audio book and support DataDriven – visit thedatadrivenbook.com! Guest Bio Peter Voss is the world’s foremost authority in Artificial General Intelligence. His company Aigo (https://www.aigo.ai/) has created the …
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Building Custom Tasks for SQL Server Integration Services, 2nd Edition is Available

I am honored, humbled, and excited to announce the release of Building Custom Tasks for SQL Server Integration Services, 2nd Edition! In the first edition of this book, the demo task is the Execute Catalog Package Task, or ECPT. I can hear you thinking,… “Andy, doesn’t SSIS ship with an Execute Package Task already?” Yes. …
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Data Minute and Links for 09 Feb 2021

Here’s the Data Minute and Links for 05 Feb 2021, followed by links. Enjoy! Links My friend Aaron Nelson (@SqlVariant on Twitter) share a post titled Query DB2 From PowerShell. If you administer SQL Server, you should check out DbaTools! Today’s sponsor is me and my post titled Source-Control SSIS Catalog Contents in Azure-DevOps. It’s …
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Data Minute for 08 Feb 2021

Here’s the Data Minute and Links for 08 Feb 2021, followed by links. Enjoy! Links Peter Voss was our latest guest on DataDriven. A former guest, Brent Ozar, wrote an interesting post about SQL Server Partitioned Tables. Today is Frank‘s birthday! Today’s sponsor is SSIS Framework Community Edition. Learn more about SSIS Framework Manager CE …
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Data Minute and Links for 05 Feb 2021

Here’s the Data Minute and Links for 05 Feb 2021, followed by links. Enjoy! Links IBM quantum computers are speeding thing up quite a bit! Microsoft Azure Quantum in now generally available (GA). Today’s sponsor is Impact Quantum – a podcast dedicated to Quantum Computing! Check out Frank’s podcast on Azure Quantum. Learn more about …
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Data Minute and Links for 04 Feb 2021

Here’s the Data Minute and Links for 04 Feb 2021, followed by links. Enjoy! Links From Frank’s World: How Anastasia Marchenkova Became A Quantum Computing Researcher I am a self-described “weather geek.” (Take a look at AndyWeather.com if you doubt it!) Check out these weather-related datasets available for free at the NOAA Climate.gov Dataset Gallery. …
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SSIS Framework Manager CE Version 0.3 is Available

I made a few more changes to SSIS Framework Manager CE (Community Edition). The latest change is to add fields to specify the Database and Schema names. A customer shared that their enterprise considers the SSIS Catalog database – SSISDB – a system database (which I totally understand). At their request, I built a new collection of …
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Data Minute and Links for 03 Feb 2021

I’ve experienced an issue with Restream.io not recording my screen for the past couple days. I’m on the horn with Restream Technical Support as I type, and I am certain they will get it resolved quickly because Restream is awesome. The bug means I needed to reshoot (yay…not really…) the screen and edit the video. …
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