Chris Seferlis

Azure Synapse

Azure Synapse Shorts – Table Distributions

Chris Seferlis explains why Azure Synapse is one of the leading platform for Cloud Scale Analytics in any Cloud. Part of the reason for that is the flexibility and capability that is provided to build your analytic solutions that will work best for you and your data. Of course that starts with performance, and most […]

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What Does Azure Synapse Mean for My Modern Data Warehouse?

Skill Me UP posted this session on what Synapse means for your modern data warehouse. In this session we will explore Azure Synapse, the interface, the technology and the development studio to evaluate what impact the latest Massively Parallel Processing compute engine in Azure will have on my existing or planned Modern Data Warehouse on […]

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Getting started with Spark Pools in Azure Synapse

Chris Seferlis introduce us to the newly added Apache Spark Pools in Azure Synapse Analytics for Big Data, Machine Learning, and Data Processing needs. From the description: I give an overview of what Spark is, and where it came from; why the Synapse Team added it to the suite of offering, and some sample workloads […]

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Connecting to External Data with Azure Synapse

In this video Chris Seferlis gives a quick demonstration of connecting an external data source to my Synapse environment and the differences in performance between connecting as an external table or querying directly off of blob storage. Then he goes into the difference in external table and how that differs from copying the data right […]

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