Thursday, August 17, 2017

12 Microsoft Power BI Success Stories

Self-service BI is on the rise among forward-thinking organizations, enabling business users to obtain up-to-the-minute business information in graphical form on demand — with little to no IT intervention. Since the release of Microsoft Power BI, organizations around the world have been turning to the cloud-based service for self-service business intelligence tools that allow users to analyze, visualize and share data using the familiar Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Here are 12 success stories built on Microsoft Power BI.

Read more https://www.cio.com.au/article/626101/12-microsoft-power-bi-success-stories/?fp=4&fpid=51241

Friday, July 21, 2017

First Release Candidate of SQL Server 2017 Now Available

Release Candidate 1 (RC1), which is now available for download. This means that development work for the new version of SQL Server is complete along most dimensions needed to bring the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Windows, Linux, and Docker containers.
Read more https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2017/07/17/first-release-candidate-of-sql-server-2017-now-available/

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Predicting Hospital Length of Stay

For Hospital management make decisions on how to staff personnel, in real-time, based on patients currently admitted and what treatment is needed,it will be better of they can understand the what is the duration of the patient.
SQL Server 2016, R, and Cortana Analysis was used for this solution.



Thursday, June 8, 2017

How much do you really know about SQL Server 2016 licensing?

Licensing is something I have very very little understanding. I believe it is same with many technical guys. This will give you some understanding about SQL Server 2016 licensing.

Read more at http://searchsqlserver.techtarget.com/quiz/How-much-do-you-really-know-about-SQL-Server-2016-licensing

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SQL Server Sizing Guide

This document can be used when configuring hardware for physical and virtual SQL servers. It should be used as a guideline, with actual configuration depending on size of databases, reports, and types of usage.

Read more at http://www.ceservices.com/sites/default/files/resources/docs-protected/CES_SQLServerSizing.pdf


CAST and TRY_CAST

We always face issues with casting. When we write casting we expect, it to be in required data type. However, often we see there error with CAST when the correct data is not provided. This might cause entire process to fail.


This issue can be avoided in SQL Server 2012 with TRY_CAST.





Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Best Practices for SQL Server Deployment in Healthcare

Though this article is specific about SQL Server security in health care,  we can apply the same principals for other environments as well,

Read more at http://healthitsecurity.com/news/best-practices-for-sql-server-deployment-in-healthcare

Monday, April 24, 2017

SQL Server 2017 to add Python support

One of the major announcements from Data Amp event was that SQL Server 2017 will add Python as a supported language.

Read more at http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2017/04/sql-2017-python.html

Friday, March 31, 2017

Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics

Microsoft was leading in the Gartner quarter for while and Oracle was not promising in this. However, with the 2017 results, landscape has changed.

Research image courtesy of Gartner, Inc.

You can read the details at https://www.gartner.com/doc/reprints?id=1-3T5J67S&ct=170209&st=sb

Friday, March 17, 2017

Microsoft Brings New Capabilities to HDInsight and DocumentDB

Microsoft is headed to San Jose this week where they will be announcing new features for HDInsight and DocumentDB at Strata Hadoop + World. Additionally, the company is also announcing a new preview for SQL Server as well.
DocumentDB is Microsoft’s fully-managed NoSQL database service that is designed to help developers build highly scalable applications. The service, which offers guaranteed single-digit millisecond low latency at the 99th percentile, is adding support for Apache Spark.
Read more at https://www.petri.com/microsoft-brings-new-capabilities-hdinsight-documentdb
 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Confused with Big Data, Data Science and Data Analytics

Often people confused with Big Data, Data Science and Data Analytics. Are they same or different.
This link will give you an idea about what are they, what skills you need and what are the salary levels.

Read more to get further details https://intellipaat.com/blog/compare-big-data-data-science-data-analytics/

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Future of Managing Databases in a Hybrid IT World

When you work in information technology long enough, you get to see how people react when something new comes along. Some people embrace change, even to the point of being an early adopter. Others might use a wait-and-see approach. And then there is the group of people who are afraid of change in any form. 

Read more at http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/future-managing-databases-hybrid-it-world

Monday, January 9, 2017

DB-Engines Ranking


It is very common to compare the databases for marketing or for fun. http://db-engines.com/en/ranking has done the ranking for the database engine.


SQL Server has the major gain while Oracle has the major slip though it is still gaining the number one position. Following is the trend for the ranking of Database Engine.