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The Data Lake Vs. Data Warehouse

Both a Data Lake and a Data Warehouse are options for storing data. While traditionally data warehouses have been the preferred storage method of organizations, recent advancements and cloud computing have seen a rise in data lakes. While both storage systems, one is not a replacement of the other, and both have their place in the modern data framework.

Steve Campbell by Steve Campbell

Five Technology North Stars to Drive 2021 Success

As 2020 quickly comes to an end and you continue to build plans for 2021, one thing remains clear. Technology will remain at the forefront of your organization’s ability to succeed despite continued challenging business conditions.

Stephanie Siewert by Stephanie Siewert

Managed Services Evolved with Concurrency Digital Operations

Now more than ever, the opportunity to automate, digitize and mobilize the workforce is critical to business growth and survival across industries. Implementing new technology and transformative change within your organization does not stop on "go live day", rather it evolves as your team and organization work to embrace the new technology in new ways over the weeks, months and years following a successful launch or implementation.  

Kurt Spitzner by Kurt Spitzner

Running the Data Migration Assistant - Part Two - PowerShell

In the previous post, I introduced the Data Migration Assistant (DMA) from Microsoft.  In this post I will introduce PowerShell modules from Microsoft that can be used to run the DMA against an inventory of instances and databases.

Frank Gill by Frank Gill

Running the Data Migration Assistant - Part One - The GUI

This is the first in a series of three posts about the Data Migration Assistant (DMA).  It describes what the DMA is, how to get it, and how to use the GUI to run an assessment of SQL Server databases for upgrade or migration. 

Frank Gill by Frank Gill

Why Migrate SQL Server to Azure

When making the decision to move SQL Server workloads to Azure, there are a series of questions that need to be answered.

  • Why are you migrating to Azure?
  • What are you going to migrate to Azure?
  • Where will you migrate in Azure?
  • How will migrate to Azure?
  • When will you migrate to Azure?

The answer to the first of these questions is extremely important to answering the others.  In my experience, it is often neglected.

Frank Gill by Frank Gill

New Additions to Azure Infrastructure as a Service - Microsoft Ignite 2019

Last week, the yearly Microsoft Ignite conference occurred in Orlando, Florida. At this conference, Microsoft brings together developers and IT Professionals to learn what is coming next with Microsoft’s product offerings. Let’s discuss some of the new developments in the IaaC world

Paul Harris by Paul Harris

Azure VM Performance Diagnostics

Performance Diagnostics is an Azure tool to help diagnose performance-related problems with VMs.  The tool installs the PerfInsights extension into your VM which is then used to collect configuration and performance-related data on-demand.  This data is automatically compiled into an easy-to-read report with potential issues highlighted.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

ServiceNow to Azure DevOps: Working Together in Harmony

Microsoft has been on the forefront of integrating with ServiceNow, but what solutions exist for getting ServiceNow records into Azure DevOps? Check out this post to learn more about outbound REST Messages out of the ServiceNow platform in order to create work items within Azure DevOps.

Michael Dugan by Michael Dugan

Azure News - June 2019

Summary of recent Azure updates, including Azure Bastion and Azure to Azure ASR improvements.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande