Synapse

Azure Synapse

Optimizing Power BI and Synapse

Azure Synapse and Power BI go together like peanut butter and jelly, but are you making the most of your deployments in the way of performance and optimized architectures? Watch this video with Chris Chalmers and Chris Seferlis where they discuss what you should consider for your deployments to ensure you meet your business requirements. […]

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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

How to Parameterize Spark Notebooks in Azure Synapse Analytics

Advancing Analytics explainshow to parameterize Spark in Synapse Analytics, meaning you can plug notebooks to our orchestration pipelines and dynamically pass parameters to change how it works each time. But how does it actually work? Simon’s digging in to give us a quick peek at the new functionality. For more details on the new parameters, […]

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Azure Synapse Spark

Custom C# Spark Jobs in Azure Synapse Analytics

Azure Synapse workspaces can host a Spark cluster. In addition to providing the execution environment for certain Synapse features such as Notebooks, you can also write custom code that runs as a job inside Synapse hosted Spark cluster. This video walks through the process of running a C# custom Spark job in Azure Synapse. It […]

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Azure Synapse

Import Sample Data into Azure Synapse in 5 Minutes

In this video Stephen Helwig shows you how to import sample data, sample python notebooks, and sample SQL scripts to quickly get going with your Azure Synapse POC environment. 

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AI Interesting

Neuromorphic Computing

Computerphile presents Memristors, Artificial Synapses & Neomorphic Computing. Dr Phil Moriarty on the limitations of the Von Neumann architecture and what could be next.   Related Links: Phil’s blog post: https://muircheartblog.wpcomstaging.com/2020/09/10/i-remember-now   Von Neumann Architecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml3-kVYLNr8  

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Azure Big Data Data

Where does Azure Data Explorer fit in the Azure Data Platform?

Chris Seferlis discusses one of the lesser known and newer Data Services in Azure, Data Explorer. If you’re looking to run extremely fast queries over large sets of log and IoT data, this may be the right tool for you. I also discuss where it’s not a replacement for Azure Synapse or Azure Databricks, but […]

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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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