Microsoft proudly announced this week that SQL Server 2017 will be the first relational database engine to ship with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. In the future, database servers running its software won’t just be able to store, query, and analyse data. Instead, they’ll also..
Azure Data Factory Best Practices: Part 1
Recently I have been working on several projects that have made use of Azure Data Factory (ADF) for ETL. During these projects it became very clear to me that I would need to implement and follow certain key principles when developing with ADF. This is the first of a series of posts which will..
GDPR and what it means for you
Data and digital privacy laws don’t change very often but the online world has evolved a lot since the Data Protection Act of 1998. As such, an overhaul of the EU laws have been long overdue and new regulation is arriving in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Differentiate to stand out - how the Consortium does it
Watch Coeo's James Boother and the other Consortium leaders talk about the ways differentiation helps both our individual organisations and our customers in this new video:
Return of the (DBCC) Clones
SQL Server 2014 SP 2 introduced an interesting feature to provide a data free copy of a production database.
SQL Server is adapting, so must its users
The next generation of SQL Server skills won’t be about making it even faster, more reliable or more secure – as an industry we’ve already cracked that and there’s little left to learn. Instead, they’ll be about executing predictive analytical models and integrating with open source data..
Analysing the future of Microsoft analytics
Microsoft’s new Azure Data Lake service provides us with just as much insight about Microsoft’s strategic plans as it does with new technology.
Betting against the law books
Microsoft’s recent announcement about a new format of Azure data centre in Germany suggests European organisations worry as much about the US Government accessing their data as they do hackers