The First DataSoup Virtual Summit is Live!

Frank La Vigne (@Tableteer | LinkedIn | DataDriven) and I are honored to announce the first DataSoup Virtual Summit! Awesome Speakers! Speakers at first DataSoup Virtual Summit are intelligent, world-renowned experts (plus me!). Head over to the speaker page and check them out. A Virtual Summit is… Different If you sign up to view DataSoup, …
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Honored to Deliver From Zero to ADF at SQL Saturday Pittsburgh!

I am honored to deliver From Zero to ADF – a full-day pre-conference training event held Friday, 04 Oct 2019 – the day before SQL Saturday 907 – Pittsburgh! Abstract From Zero to ADF is designed to jumpstart data engineering and data integration developers, introducing them to Azure Data Factory (ADF). ADF is a cloud …
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Learn Azure Part 0 – Create an Azure Account

If you are interested in learning Azure, cool! I am here to help.™ Let’s begin by thinking about this journey accurately: Azure is not easy. Azure is not simple. Learning Azure will take time. You will experience frustration. Sounds awesome, right?! The preceding list is the bad news. There is good news, though: If learning …
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Data Driven Podcast – Brent Ozar

Frank and I had an awesome time interviewing Brent Ozar (Brent Ozar Unlimited | @BrentO | Professional Blog | Personal Blog) on the Data Driven Podcast! We talked about NoLock, Stoicism, and playing country music backwards – among other things. Check out the show! Season 3 went live last week with John Lee Dumas of …
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Presenting Moving Data with ADF at TriPASS 20 Aug

I am honored to deliver Moving Data with ADF to the Triangle SQL Server Users Group (TriPASS) 20 Aug 2019 starting at 6:00 PM EDT! This event will be streamed live via Twitch. Abstract Azure Data Factory – ADF – is a cloud data engineering solution. ADF version 2 sports a snappy web GUI (graphical …
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Honored to Present From Zero to ADF at SQL Saturday Atlanta – BI Edition

I am honored to deliver my brand-spanking-new full day pre-conference titled From Zero to ADF at SQL Saturday Atlanta – BI Edition 18 Oct 2019! (It still has that new precon smell!) My precon will be delivered at:Microsoft Avalon8000 Avalon BoulevardSuite 900Alpharetta, GA 30009 Abstract From Zero to ADF is designed to jumpstart data engineering …
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UPDATED: Free Webinar – Overcome Challenges of Lifting and Shifting SSIS to Azure

Join me 17 Sep 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT for Overcome Challenges of Lifting and Shifting SSIS to Azure! We help customers lift and shift data, databases, Analysis Services (SSAS), Power BI, and Integration Services (SSIS) to Azure at Enterprise Data & Analytics. Lifting and shifting SSIS to Azure-SSIS is our fastest-growing segment of business, …
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Execute SSIS Package in Azure-SSIS

If you browse to an instance of an Azure Data Factory SSIS Integration Runtime – aka Azure-SSIS IR – you may notice an icon / button that appears as shown above. There are two ways to reach the Execute SSIS Package functionality, via the Monitor page and via the Author page’s Connections tab. From the …
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The Data Driven Podcast Season 3!

Frank and I have been working hard behind the scenes (mostly) to bring Data Driven podcast listeners a(nother) awesome season of Data Driven! We have two big announcements: The first episode of Data Driven Season 3 features an interview with John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast! Mr. Dumas is our primary inspiration for …
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edges, Not Edge

I read about “The Edge” these days; a lot. I don’t believe The Edge is singular (unless we are speaking of U2’s guitarist). Instead, I believe we are smack dab (a Farmville-ism) in the middle of the age of edges. Edges What do I mean by “edges?” In the days of Architectures Past we designed …
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