Azure SQL Datawarehouse and Premium Storage

SQLAzureDatawarehouse2Today Microsoft have announced that Azure SQL Datawarehouse will support Premium Storage, this will allow the customers to see greater performance and predictability on queries. As of today, all newly created SQL Datawarehouse will be created with Premium Storage, at least in regions where Premium Storage is available. In the remainder of the preview period, the billing will continue to be based on standard pricing.

 

To read the full blog post – go to -> https://azure.microsoft.com/da-dk/blog/azure-sql-data-warehouse-introduces-premium-storage-for-greater-performance/

Bring your own SQL licenses to Azure

data_Illustration_cloudA few days ago, we announced that Microsoft Enterprise customers is now allowed to bring their own SQL Licenses to Azure VMs. This means that if a customer already have a SQL License, this license can be used on SQL Server VM images from Marketplace.

This means that they do no longer need to build their own VM, but instead can just provision a server from the marketplace and use the existing license.

Read a lot more on the official blog post

https://azure.microsoft.com/da-dk/blog/easily-bring-your-sql-server-licenses-to-azure-vms/

My laptop is at the repair shop, what to do?

I recently got a new laptop, the renowned Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd generation – a most amazing piece of hardware. The laptop is so light and blistering fast, that I have not regretted opting for that one instead of the Surface Pro 4.

Well, all was good for the first 2 months, then one day when i took the power out, because I was of to a meeting, the laptop died on me. Just like that power went of, what to do, tried all the tips I found on the net, but to no avail. Continue reading →

Docker Containers as Service on Microsoft Azure

safe_imageWant a deep dive into Docker Containers on Azure, then sign up for this free webinar here you will learn step by step how to deliver Containers as a Service using Docker i Microsoft Azure.

Event is held at:

Tuesday 23rd of February 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Speaking at SQL Konferenz next week

darmstadtTime flies, next week it is already time for the annual SQL Konferenz in Darmstadt, Germany. There I will be giving a speak on Azure Data Lake Store and Azure Data Lake Analytics, and how these can be used in different scenarios. It will be a session filled with technical information and lots of demos.

In conjunction with this, I have been asked to join Data Exposed Studio, a panel discussion together with
Oliver Engels (Panel Host) (L | T), Michael Rys (L | T) and Sascha Dittmann (L | T) – at this panel discussion we will debate The U in Big Data – Do we need a new language?

Data Exposed Studio is a panel discussion, which will be recorded on Video. The format is 45min
long and starts 15 minutes after the parallel sessions in a small TV studio we will setup at the conference.
There will be room for approx. 15 people as audience in the studio.

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Panel Topic Time Panel
The U in Big Data – Do we need a new language? 24.02.2016

14:45 – 15:45

Oliver Engels (Panel Host) (L | T), Michael Rys (L | T), Kenneth M. Nielsen (L | T) and Sascha Dittmann (L | T)

Should you in any way be interested in having this session presented at your company or in any other way be interested in how to enable Azure Data Platform for you business, so not hesitate to email me or call me.

My first 30 days at Microsoft

microsoft-azure-bannerWhoa, time flies – I’ve already bee at Microsoft for a full 30 days. I feel like it was just yesterday i joined Azure Team in Denmark, but it has actually been 30 days. these 30 days have been filled with information, most of it under NDA, making it so much more interesting actually know whats going on, and not just being feed bits and pieces, when standing on the outside of the fence. The sheer amount of information is kinda overwhelming, and the ability to just ask a program group or program manager, and actually get an answer is just amazing.

Been assigned one customer to service as my primary, and as a Data Solution Architect, the future looks really bright, the client is on the move to go all in on Azure and it’ll be a game changer for both the client and Microsoft, so I am looking very much forward to doing business and advising them. Continue reading →