Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, and so forth, that has to do with things that interest me:

  • data science
  • data in general
  • distributed computing
  • SQL Server
  • transactions (both db as well as non db)
  • and other “stuff”

This blog-post is the “roundup” of the things that have been most interesting to me, for the week just ending.



Azure Cloud


SQL Server

  • Azure Data Studio for SQL Server. A post by Vicky Harp. Vicky is Principal Program Manager Lead at Microsoft for SQL Server tooling, and in the post, she introduces Azure Data Studio (the artist formerly known as SQL Operations Studio). Azure Data Studio is a new cross-platform desktop environment for both on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
  • SQL Server 2019 preview combines SQL Server and Apache Spark to create a unified data platform. An announcement by Microsoft how SQL Server 2019 comes with support for both Spark as well as Hadoop File System (HDFS). We do live in exciting times!
  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters. This post builds on top of the post above. It discusses how we can create big data clusters utilising the support in SQL Server 2019 of Spark and HDFS.
  • What is New in SQL Server 2019 Public Preview. A post by yours truly. I do a quick look at what is new in SQL Server 2019, and I especially look at the Java language extension.
  • SQL Server 2019 for Linux in Docker on Windows. Another post my myself. Since SQL Server 2019 for Linux now have support for SQL Server Machine Learning Services, I want to have a look at how it works. For that I obviously need it installed and I decided to install it as a Docker for Windows container. The post walks through what I did to get it installed. The post also discusses Azure Data Studio briefly.

~ Finally

That’s all for this week. I hope you enjoy what I did put together. If you have ideas for what to cover, please comment on this post or ping me.

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