Unleash the power of Azure Data Factory (Webinar)

On Thursday 14th of June 2018, I presented a webinar for Integration Down Under about Azure Data Factory. Thanks to the organizers for this opportunity to talk about one of my favourite Azure product. Integration Down Under is a group organized by Bill Chesnut, Martin Abbott, Dan Toomey, Wagner Silveira and Rene Brauwers that decided to have an Integration focused webcast on … Read moreUnleash the power of Azure Data Factory (Webinar)

Using Azure Data Factory V2 to Pause and Resume Azure SQL Data Warehouse

In this post, I will show how to automate the process to Pause and Resume an Azure SQL Data Warehouse instance in Azure Data Factory v2 to reduce cost. I am assuming that you already know how to provision an Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Logic Apps and Azure Data Factory V2. Before deep dive … Read moreUsing Azure Data Factory V2 to Pause and Resume Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Perth SQL User Group – Azure Analysis Services

On Thursday 22nd of March, I presented an overview on Azure Analysis Services for around  25 IT professionals. In this session I presented: What is Azure Analysis Services (AAS) AAS Benefits Demo – Provision AAS, Deploy and Explore a model in AAS You can find the presentation below: Azure analysis services from Sabrina Motta Thanks … Read morePerth SQL User Group – Azure Analysis Services

Global Integration Bootcamp 2018 – Unleash the power of Azure Data Factory

Last Saturday 24th of March, I presented Unleash the power of Azure Data Factory at GIB (Global Integration Bootcamp – Microsoft Perth) for over 35 IT professionals. In this session I presented: Azure Data Factory (ADF) Overview Understand how ADF Works ADF v1, v2 and new features Understand ADF components Be able to deploy, build … Read moreGlobal Integration Bootcamp 2018 – Unleash the power of Azure Data Factory

Deployment failure with Azure Analysis Services

Today when I was deploying an Azure Analysis Services in Australia Southeast region, I got the error below. STATUS: Conflict PROVISIONING STATE: Failed TYPE: Microsoft.AnalysisServices/servers System.Fabric.FabricTransientException: The operation failed because the service is currently offline. I tried to deploy AS in another Azure region (WEST US), which was completed successfully. After that, I realized the issue … Read moreDeployment failure with Azure Analysis Services

Exam 70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions

In this post, I would like to share my experience on how to study to Microsoft Exam 70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions. This exam will test your knowledge on Azure HDInsight, Data Lake Analytics, Azure Data Factory, Azure Machine Learning, Azure IoT, Azure Event Hub, Azure Stream Analytics and Azure SQL Database. … Read moreExam 70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions

SQL Server Row-Level Security (RLS)

In this post, I will explain how to setup and use SQL Server Row-Level Security (RLS). RLS is available from SQL Server 2016 and also on Azure SQL database. RLS is used to control access to rows (records) in your database table, restricting employees to ONLY access rows related to their department, region or any … Read moreSQL Server Row-Level Security (RLS)

Azure SQL Database cross-database queries

In Azure SQL Database, you need to use Elastic Queries to run a query that access data from other databases, which is called cross-database queries. You probably have done it in SQL Server on-premises or IaaS, where you access tables from other databases by typing <database name>.<schema name>.<table name>. In this post, I will show … Read moreAzure SQL Database cross-database queries

Checking Queries Performance on Azure SQL Database (DMVs)

In this post, I will share a couple of important queries that I am using to check performance on Azure SQL Database. Show locking information: SELECT  t1.resource_type,  t1.resource_database_id,  t1.resource_associated_entity_id,  t1.request_mode,  t1.request_session_id,  t2.blocking_session_id FROM sys.dm_tran_locks as t1 INNER JOIN sys.dm_os_waiting_tasks as t2 ON t1.lock_owner_address = t2.resource_address; For further details read: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/relational-databases/system-dynamic-management-views/sys-dm-tran-locks-transact-sql Show Top 5 worst performance … Read moreChecking Queries Performance on Azure SQL Database (DMVs)

Azure SQL Database – Modify file failed – Size is greater than MAXSIZE.

This week, when I tried to move one of the Azure SQL Database from the Elastic Pool, I received the following message: Code: DeploymentFailed Message: At least one resource deployment operation failed. Please list deployment operations for details. Please see https://aka.ms/arm-debug for usage details. Code: Conflict Message: The resource operation completed with terminal provisioning state … Read moreAzure SQL Database – Modify file failed – Size is greater than MAXSIZE.