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  • Blog Post: Sample PowerShell Script: HDInsight Custom Create

    This is a working script I use to create various HDInsight clusters. For a really reproducible, automated environment you would want to put this into a .ps1 script that accepts parameters (see here for an example). However, you may find the method below good for learning and experimenting. Replace all...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Julie Strauss–Microsoft BI WIT

    Julie Strauss is a very accomplished and respected Senior PM at Microsoft. Her current role is technical assistant for Microsoft Data Platform Group (DPG) Corporate Vice President Quentin Clark. She has been the public face of Microsoft BI at conferences and helps deliver great technical content and...
  • Blog Post: HDInsight Big Data Talks from #SQLPASS

    SQL PASS Summit 2013 was another great data geek week! I chatted with many of you about Big Data, Hadoop, HDInsight, architecting solutions, SQL Server, data, BI, analytics, and general geekiness - great fun! This time around I delivered two talks on Hadoop and HDInsight - the slides from both are attached...
  • Blog Post: Big Data Twitter Demo

    Real-time. Social Sentiment Analysis. Twitter. Cloud. Insights. We have your Big Data buzzwords here! Everyone seems to want to incorporate social sentiment into their business analysis. Well we have the demo for you! Use it for a quick demonstration of what can be done and when the excitement goes...
  • Blog Post: Self-Service BI Works!

    When I talk to people about adding self-service BI to their company's environment I generally get a list of reasons why it won't work. Some things I commonly hear: I can't get anyone in IT or on the business side to even try it. The business side doesn't know how to use the technology. This...
  • Blog Post: HDInsight: Jiving about Hadoop and Hive with CAT

    Tomorrow I will be talking about Hive as part of Pragmatic Work's Women in Technology (WIT) month of webcasts. I am proud to be part of this lineup with all these stellar WITs! I encourage my fellow WITs to get more involved in your data community and if you don't already do so start tweeting, blogging...
  • Blog Post: PASS BAC PREVIEW SERIES: SQL Professionals and the World of Self-service BI and Big Data

    Are you excited about the upcoming PASS Business Analytics Conference? You should be! This conference will offer a wide range of sessions about Microsoft's End to End Business Intelligence (including Self-Service BI), Analytics, Big Data, Architecture, Reporting, Information Delivery, Data Management...
  • Blog Post: Hurricane Sandy Mash-Up: Hive, SQL Server, PowerPivot & Power View

    Small Bites of Big Data Authors : Cindy Gross Microsoft SQLCAT PM, Ed Katibah Microsoft SQLCAT PM Tech Reviewers: Bob Beauchemin Developer Skills Partner at SQLSkills, Jeannine Nelson-Takaki Microsoft Technical Writer, John Sirmon Microsoft SQLCAT PM, Lara Rubbelke Microsoft Technical Architect...
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