Weekly reading #9

Good morning, today is 1st April. Maybe it is a good time to say that for example SQL Server was acquired by its main competitor on the market? No, that would be just an April’s fool!

SQL Server Management Studio 18.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available

As you might have heard there will be only one tool to manage databases – Azure Data Studio will be sooner or later included in the SSMS. In this tool you will be able to manage all flavours of databases – including Postgre, MySQL and others! Plus Notebook! I love it!

Large Collection of Neural Nets, Numpy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Scikit and ML Cheat Sheets

What should I say – this is a must have document (even more than one!) you should have anytime you play with ML&AI!

Microsoft’s Azure Cosmos DB is named a leader in the Forrester Wave: Big Data NoSQL

NoSQL platform has been trending for quite time now and I am not surprised CosmosDB is the leader!

Azure Backup for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines now generally available!

Great we have it! It is a great option for SQL Server running on VM! The cool thing is that you can still use this feature for standalone server and when you have in working in AG

[Code] Device simulator that trigger anomalies

This is a github repo you can use to play with Anomaly Detecion in Machine Learning and Stream Analytics! The DeviceSimulator is used to simulate anomalies being sent from a device to IoT Hub. The schema uses temperature and a sensor ID. These events can then be consumed by an Azure Stream Analytics job configured to read from this IoT Hub.

How to Prepare for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 End of Support

Goodbye SQL Server 2008/R2. Do you still use/maintain it? Yes! We all do! These versions will be out of support on 9th July so you’d better read this article!

DataCommunity.Pl – meeting in Katowice

We hosted Salva Oks remotely last Thursday! He was talking about SQL Server 2019 and the Big Data Clusters (but not only). It is just mind blowing! I cannot wait to try it on my new laptop (arriving tomorrow). Here you have just two pics I did during the session!

This is all for today! Have a great week,


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