The New Import Flat File Wizard in SSMS 17.3

The New Import Flat File Wizard in SSMS 17.3

The latest episode of Data Exposed welcomes Alan Yu, a PM in the SQL Server engineering group focusing on SQL Tools. He shows off the... Details
Hadoop – Just the Basics

Hadoop – Just the Basics

Here is a great overview of Hadoop for the beginner. Details
Cloudera vs Hortonworks vs MapR vs Intel

Cloudera vs Hortonworks vs MapR vs Intel

Hadoop is most often associated with big data. A look at the different Hadoop solutions such as Clouder, Hortonworks, MapR and Intel. Hear Pythian's CTO... Details
Big Data Exploration Infographic

Big Data Exploration Infographic

While the content is skewed towards IBM and their technology stack, the fundamentals hold true. Details
Graphs with Azure Cosmos DB

Graphs with Azure Cosmos DB

If my previous post about the graph data structure has you eager to get started, then check out this video with Kirill Gavrylyuk. He talks... Details
What is a Graph?

What is a Graph?

I've been hearing the term "graph" more and more lately. Whether it's the Microsoft Graph mentioned repeatedly in the Ingite 2017 keynotes or the Graph... Details
What is a Data Warehouse?

What is a Data Warehouse?

Here’s a great video explaining the reasons and mechanics of data warehousing. Details
What is Apache Spark?

What is Apache Spark?

Mike Olson, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder at Cloudera, explains Apache Spark’s origins, its rise in popularity in the open source community, and how Spark... Details
What is Apache Storm?

What is Apache Storm?

Here’s a great ten minute video from Hortonworks explaining the purpose of Apache Storm for Hadoop. Details
What is MapReduce?

What is MapReduce?

Programming thousands of machines is no easy task. One approach pioneered by Google is known as MapReduce. MapReduce provides a programming model that simplifies programming... Details