Video and Questions from my EightKB session!

I was extremely fortunate to be able to present about data compression at the EightKB SQL Server internals conference last week. If you missed my talk in person, you can now view it, as well as the entire day, on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5BxRvY8sfQ&list=PLr9ab4Dj3Obtx-6v2Sxb-sExQJoEX1TJ2 I was able to answer many questions during the session, but there were a few still left after time ran out. I wanted to address them all, so here they are! With row compression, is the overhead in terms of latency noticeable? I'd argue it's not noticeable. Back when the feature was new in 2008 it was typically…
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I’m Speaking at Data Community Weekender Europe!

I am extremely honored to be speaking at a new online conference - the very first Data Community Weekender Europe! Data Community Weekender Europe was created to address the need for an online data platform conference since so many in-person events around the world have been cancelled as of late. It's taking place on Saturday 2nd May 2020. The organizers have put together an amazing schedule consisting of experts from all over the world, and it's going to be awesome! My Session I'll be presenting a session entitled Dipping Your Toes Into Azure Data Lake: What's a Data Lake? This…
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I’m Speaking at Data Platform Discovery Day!

I'm always honored to be chosen to present at events, but I'm especially happy to be speaking at the first ever Data Platform Discovery Day! Data Platform Discovery Day is "A free one-day virtual conference introducing you to the Microsoft Data Platform", and it's new this year. It's actually 2 days, consisting of 10 sessions, each 50 minutes long. There's a U.S. edition taking place on April 29, and a European edition on April 30. Anyone can attend or speak at either edition, the only real difference is time zone convenience. My Session I'll be presenting a classic session entitled…
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I’m Presenting at GroupBy!

I’m Presenting at GroupBy!

I'm always happy when I have the opportunity to present a session for an audience, but I am especially excited about delivering a session for GroupBy next week! GroupBy is a free online training event that has been going on for about three years. I've always thought it was a great concept, but it hasn't been until now that the stars have aligned and I am able to participate. Even more exciting is that GroupBy is offering two streams this time around. European sessions will take place on Wednesday 9 October starting at 10:00am UTC, and North American ones will…
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Speaking at 24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview 2019!

With PASS Summit 2019 quickly approaching, PASS is organizing a sneak peek at some of the sessions presented at Summit in a 24 Hours of PASS event coming up on September 10-11. I'm very happy to be delivering a brand new session entitled Dipping Your Toes In: Azure Data Lake for DBAs. If you've worked with data or have DBA experience, but aren't really familiar with what a data lake is or how you would use it, this is the session for you! Abstract As a data professional, you know what data is, and hopefully know what a lake is…
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