Here’s my updated deck from SVCC code camp.
Microsoft recently previewed SQL Azure Premium instance (beta). This is set up on a per-server basis, that is a server can host SQL Azure WEB, BUSINESS or PREMIUM (P1 or P2) instances. A database type can be upgraded on the same server. Important note from Microsoft site :”We do not provide any SLA for SQL Database Premium during preview.”
I am interested in your feedback on this offering – please comment below.
I tested out Red Gate Tools for SQL Azure and they seem to work great. I made a quick screencast about my experience.
What about you? Are you using these tools? If so, any tips? If not, what do you use to schedule data movement / backups in SQL Azure and Azure BLOB storage?
I’ve been working with Hadoop MapReduce in several formats over the past couple of years. I decided to pull together my experience and record this as a free, multi-part screencast series on YouTube.
The course consists of 5 screencasts – from 30 – 50 minutes per part. Each part tackles some aspect of Hadoop MapReduce, from basic, conceptual understanding to most common tuning processes. Throughout the series, I’ve included screencast demos using a variety of vendor distributions of Hadoop. These demos include Cloudera CHD4, Windows Azure HDInsight, AWS MapReduce and more.
Below is the first module of the course.
Here is a link to the entire Power Point deck.
Here is a link to the course demo files.
Here’s the deck from the presentation named ‘Microsoft’s Big Data Story’ that I’ll be giving on April 8-10 at the Big Data Tech Con in Boston – enjoy!
I was happy to find Mongo Lab, a cloud-based template service for MongoDB.
This quick and easy service is also very useful, as I was wanting to try out some of the new features in the MongoDB 2.4 release, and Mongo Lab not only supports 4 different clouds for quick and easy MongoDB deployment, but also support deployment of MongoDB 2.4. They have a small instance, that is totally free, so this is a great way to get up an going with MongoDB.
Here’s a quick screencast to give you a flavor of this product.
Also, I’ll be presenting on MongoDB at the Big Data Tech Con in Boston in April. Here’s my updated core deck.