Lift and Shift is Not a Strategy…

Lift and shift is a bridge. If your enterprise is considering migrating enterprise data and data integration workloads from on-premises to the cloud, lifting and shifting is not the end of the story. Lifting and shifting is, rather, the mechanism – the conversion project – that positions your enterprise to leverage the economies of scale …
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Enterprise Data & Analytics Welcomes Shannon Lowder!

I am honored and thrilled to welcome Shannon Lowder (@shannonlowder | blog | LinkedIn) to the Enterprise Data & Analytics team! Shannon is a data engineer, data scientist, BimlHero (though not listed on the page at the time of this writing), and shepherd of the Biml Interrogator open source project. If you use Biml to generate SSIS …
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Want to Learn More About Azure Data Factory?

From me? I am honored to announce Fundamentals of Azure Data Factory – a course from Enterprise Data & Analytics! The next delivery is 04 Mar 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM ET. Azure Data Factory, or ADF, is an Azure PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) that provides hybrid data integration at global scale. Use ADF to build …
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Presenting Moving Data with Azure Data Factory at SQL Saturday Charlotte!

I am honored to present Moving Data with Azure Data Factory at SQL Saturday 806 in Charlotte, NC 20 Oct 2018. This is the first time I am delivering this session. It still has that new presentation smell! Abstract Azure Data Factory – ADF – is a cloud data engineering solution. ADF version 2 sports …
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Introducing Azure Data Factory Design Patterns

I was honored to write an article titled Introducing Azure Data Factory Design Patterns featured in this month’s PASS Insights newsletter! Introducing Azure Data Factory Design Patterns The article covers a couple execution patterns: Execute Child Pipeline Execute Child SSIS Package I demonstrate a cool SSIS Catalog Browser feature that helps ADF developers configure the Execute SSIS Package activity. To …
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AndyWeather Internet of Things (IoT)

AndyWeather.com is a site I’ve maintained for about 10 years now. I use the site and related hardware, software, and services to test concepts and perform experiments. I then apply my experience in delivering Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for Enterprise Data & Analytics customers and for SSIS and Biml training, such as my upcoming course titled …
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Announcing the Fundamentals of Azure Data Factory Course!

I am excited to announce a brand new course (it still has that new course smell) from Brent Ozar Unlimited and honored to deliver it! This one-day, live, online course is titled Fundamentals of Azure Data Factory and it’s designed to introduce you to Azure Data Factory (ADF). There will be demos. Live demos. Lots …
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Honored to Present Faster SSIS at SQL Saturday Boston 22 Sep 2018!

I am honored to present Faster SSIS at SQL Saturday Boston 22 Sep 2018! Check out this schedule – there are a bunch of smart people presenting – plus me! Abstract Ever wonder why SSIS runs so slow? Watch SSIS author Andy Leonard as he runs test loads using sample and real-world data and shows …
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