Last week reading (2018-04-08)

Last week reading (2018-04-08)

Good morning folks,
We (me & Damian) are preparing our workshop which will take place at SQLDay conference in Wroclaw (time is ticking, sooooo fast), but in the meantime I’d like to share with you some articles I have read past week. Enjoy a reading and have a nice week!

A Brief History of Databases
Maybe not so brief, but very demonstrative demonstrational. 🙂

Azure SQL Data Warehouse costs vs AWS Redshift
Although the comparison between cloud services is not very obvious, Thomas LaRock [T] have tried do that as simple as possible.

Rob Sewell talks about dbatools on RunAs Radio
Listen to the chat which Rob [T] has given. It’s about dbatools, Continuous Integration, CD, containers and more…

Use read-only replicas to load balance read-only query workloads (preview)
Use your AlwaysOn replicas of Azure SQL DB (in Premium tier) for read-only application workload.

Azure Databricks Overview
Check Microsoft Azure Databricks out and you will be able to improve and scale your analytics on a global scale.

Creating a Striped Disk on Your Azure VM
Would you like to have 4200 IOPS using Azure Storage Containers? Read this trick from Jens Vestergaard [T].

Azure Cosmos DB Advanced SQL Queries
Andrew Liu [T] presents advanced techniques working with Cosmos DB. Look how to ask for the same using LINQ Query, LINQ Lambda and SQL.

Power BI Desktop April Feature Summary
Take a look at new features in Power BI. One of them is new Q&A experience for consumers (Q&A Explorer).

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    • Kamil Nowinski
      April 09, 00:50 Reply

      Very good! I meant more like “demonstrational”. Thanks for watchfulness.

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