Started as developer, I felt in love with Data and Database, in all their forms. Still have a passion for development (C# and Python). My focus has been databases and performance tuning, focusing both on transactional and analytical workloads. For 5 years I helped developers to get the best out of SQL Server, then I moved to Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing for 10 years. Then I moved to IoT and Big Data for a while. Now back to database space, as Program Manager for Azure SQL DB Hyperscale, helping developers to re-discover SQL, using any platform and any OS.
Practical Azure SQL Database for Modern Developers: a book to learn how to take advantage of the all the breakthrough technologies available in Azure SQL like columnstore, in-memory lock-free tables, row-level-security, graph and geospatial support to create modern, scalable and secure applications.
Easily translate your SQL Server skills and experience to Azure SQL - using familiar tools and techniques. Insiders Bob Ward and Anna Hoffman walk you through configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting database security, performance, and availability in this Azure SQL video series on more than 60 topics.
Creating REST API with Azure SQL is never been easier thanks to its native JSON support. Let's see how we can use Python and Flask to create an elegant and modern solution to serve REST API to the world
SQLPad is an amazing free, open source, tool to run SQL Queries against a broad spectrum of popular databases, without the need to install and run something on-premises. It's lightweight, simple and just perfect if you need a no-frills tool to query and visualize data, to do some data exploration.
Microsoft.Data.SqlClient version 2.0.0 has been released, with several interesting features. Make sure you check it out if you are a .NET developer and you are using Azure SQL or SQL Server in your solutions. Microsoft.Data.SqlClient is the new, open source, official data access library that replaces System.Data.SqlClient
Don't miss Microsoft Build 2020, this year delivered 100% online and 100% free. Make sure to attend to Azure SQL and SQL Server sessions, to see with your own eyes what you can do with all the features that we packed in these two amazing post-relational databases!
There are many database technologies available on Azure that you can choose from. Why would you use Azure SQL? Let me show you why, using just 10 simple points: from JSON support to ColumnStore, through Geospatial and Temporal queries, Non-Blocking transaction, Encryption and Row-Level Security and the amazing Intelligent Query Optimizer.