Learning Areas for SQL Server Big Data Clusters

 If you're a data professional, you know that it's important to set aside some time for training when a new release or paradigm comes from your platform. In the case of SQL Server 2019 (and later), you'll want to pay close attention to the Big Data Clusters feature. It's a exponential knowledge increase, and that's … Continue reading Learning Areas for SQL Server Big Data Clusters

A Speaker’s Workshop in 35 Minutes

Well, not the *whole* workshop. That's a full-day long, with individualized attention and exercises. I condensed that into 35 minutes - and decided to make it free to everyone. If you check my LinkedIn profile, you'll see my "Job Title" section below my name reads "Smarter People are Better People". If you know more about, … Continue reading A Speaker’s Workshop in 35 Minutes

Buck Woody is Returning to SQL Server

I started at Microsoft in 2006 - in the SQL Server team. I've been a DBA/Developer/BI dev since 1981, on systems from mainframes to HP VAX Clusters, Solaris systems, and more. I worked as a Program Manager (someone who owns a feature within a product at MSFT) for the management tools - SQL Server Management … Continue reading Buck Woody is Returning to SQL Server

The Five Minute* Guide to Machine Learning

* Plot twist: It’s Mr. Math under that Mask, Scooby Doo! OK, you really can’t learn all about Machine Learning in five minutes. Or five days. Or five weeks. It takes longer than that, but what I can show you in five minutes is what Machine Learning is about, a couple of important terms to … Continue reading The Five Minute* Guide to Machine Learning

The Hardest Thing In Data Science

When I started down the path of learning Data Science, I was nervous. I have to work hard at math - it's a skill I love but one that does not come naturally to me. I was nervous because I thought the most daunting task I would face in Data Science was learning all the … Continue reading The Hardest Thing In Data Science