Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Microsoft Readies Big Data Service That Includes New U-SQL Language

Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed plans to offer a new HDFS-compatible Hadoop File System data store that could run large analytics workloads called Azure Data Lake. So far, the technical preview hasn't appeared but the company today reiterated that the service, which it will actually call Azure Data Lake Store, will be available later this year and also announced some new services planned for its Azure-based Big Data portfolio.

More at https://redmondmag.com/blogs/the-schwartz-report/2015/09/microsoft-readies-new-big-data-services.aspx

Monday, September 14, 2015

PolyBase Technology, Instance Feature or Common Feature?

PolyBase is a new feature added to the SQL Server 2016. This feature includes PolyBase technology that enables truly integrated querying across Hadoop non-relational data and SQL Server relational data using standard T-SQL statements.

While installing PolyBase, it is listed under the instance feature.


However, when this feature is selected, in the next screen you will get this error screen.


This means this is not a instance feature.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

24 hours of SQLPass is coming

24 hours of SQL Pass is happening on Sept 17 & 18th.  These are short little 1-hour web casts, but may be of interest to someone.  Registration is FREEEEEEEE!!!  

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