February 2014 Entries

March Events in South Florida

Here are two events that I will participate soon: one on SQL Server, and the other on Windows Azure. March 19, 6PM – SELECT * FROM Twitter On March 19, at Carnival Cruise Lines, in Miami, I will be speaking about a new concept: no-API. Strap in your seatbelts and discover how SQL Server can take center stage when it comes to data movement and extraction. Data virtualization can empower the DBA to build real-time and batch solutions without developers, and gain more control over data quality. You ......

The Magic of SQL: no-API

Once in a while, you get the unique opportunity to create something different. So different that it feels right, wrong, strange, wonderful and transformative at the same time. So I decided to blog about a concept, which is turning into reality. It has to do with the increasing complexity of APIs, and the magic of SQL. APIs are for developers; including Web APIs, Web Services, XML, JSON… all that ecosystem of documents that represent data is for computers. And that’s fine. But it’s clearly not for ......

Backup Options for Windows Azure–Summary From Mike Martin

Mike Martin (@TechMike2KX, blog), Windows Azure MVP, did an awesome job at summarizing the various backup options for Windows Azure in this video. He first starts with an overview of redundancy in Windows Azure that covers Microsoft’s SLA and dives into the need for recovery for Windows Azure in general, including IaaS services and PaaS. Mike talks about multiple built-in solutions, and even provides a demo of third party vendors, such as Red Gate’s backup (Mike Wood Windows Azure MVP, @mikewo, blog), ......