Shop Talk: 2022-02-28

The Recording

The Panelists

  • Kevin Feasel
  • Mala Mahadevan

Notes: Questions and Topics

Upcoming Conferences

Our first topic of the night hit on two upcoming conferences. First is SQLbits, which is coming up March 8-12. Registration is open right now and there are in-person and virtual options available. Note that this is a paid conference. Tracy will be there.

Second, DevIntersection, which includes the SQL Server & Azure SQL Conference, has a $100 discount if you use the code AZUREDC. This is also a paid conference and is in-person. I will be there.

Goodbye Big Data Clusters and PolyBase Scale-Out

The entirety of today’s episode was a Viking funeral for Big Data Clusters and pre-2019 PolyBase, based off of this Microsoft post. In short, Big Data Clusters are dead. PolyBase is not dead. We also talked a bit about making bets and I stretched that metaphor like riding 2-7 off-suit to a full house.

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