Data Processing

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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Azure Synapse CosmosDB

Overview of Azure Synapse Link featuring CosmosDB

In this video Chris Seferlis gives an overview of Azure Synapse Link, a newer feature of the Synapse Analytics Suite of tools. Find out why this feature is important, the way it moves Operational Data to Analytical Data, and what you can then do with it. More details about the service and some great tutorials […]

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Azure Synapse

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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Azure Azure Synapse Databricks

Comparing Azure Synapse, Snowflake and Databricks for Common Data Workloads

In this video, Chris Seferlis describes some of the most common data workloads that are being deployed on Azure and which of the 3 major compute engines are best for each workload.

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Azure Azure Synapse Big Data

Should You Use Azure Data Factory or Synapse Workspaces?

In this video Chris Seferlis discusses some of the reasons you might want to choose Azure Data Factory over Azure Synapse Workspaces with Synapse Studio. Even though many of the features overlap, there are still scenarios where I’d use ADF, and pass on the additional features of Synapse. Let me know your thoughts below, please […]

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Azure Data

The Modern Data Warehouse in Azure – Data Processing

In this video, Chris Seferlis continues discussing the Modern Data Platform in Azure with Part 3: Data Processing. Tools Discusssed: Azure Data Factory Data Flows – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-factory/concepts-data-flow-overview Azure Databricks – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/databricks/ Azure HDInsight – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/hdinsight/ Azure Marketplace – https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/

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