Restore a accidentally deleted Azure SQL Database

Help I deleted my Logical Server​OOPS Have you ever experienced that you accidentally deleted your Logical Server in Azure?  Because, for example, you made your Pipeline wrong. Surely. And of course you didn't have a backup in your storage either.Well I must confess...

Proud to be an ADF Hackathon winner!

Azure Data Factory HackathonAround the clock During the event 'Around the clock Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory' event on Feb 3, 2021, they kicked-off the Azure Data Factory (ADF) Hackathon. Recording of this event can be found here.Winner I submitted a ADF Pipeline...

Azure Purview MSIgnite Spring 2021 Announcements

Azure Purview Ignite 2021 AnnoucementPricing This week the Azure Purview announced that they will extend the Azure Purview offer to provision 4 Capacity Units of the Data Map for free till May 31, 2021! Charging will start on June 1, 2021. Great news for customer who...

Azure Purview Public Preview Starts billing

Billing for Azure Purview(Public Preview)As of January 20th 2021 0:00 UTC Azure Purview will starts billing.Preview From January 20 ,2021 Azure Purview will start billing. During the Public Preview, you will only be billed if you exceed the 4 capacity units for Azure...

Goodbye 2020 Hello 2021

Goodbye 2020 Started to work for InSpark Last year was certainly an eventful year. Started with a new job at InSpark and after 10 weeks we all know what happened, the first intelligent lockdown. The Netherlands was partially locked, but our office was immediately...

Azure Purview Pricing example

Azure Purview pricing? Since my last post on Azure Purview announcements and new functionalities  I got some questions regarding pricing. In the meantime the pricing page has been updated and I've created also a new Azure Purview instance in my subscription(after...

Azure Purview announcements and new functionalities

This week the Azure Purview Product team added some new functionalities, new connectors(these connectors where added during my holiday), Azure Synapse Data Lineage, a better Power BI integration and the introduction of Elastics Data Map. Slowly we are on our way to a...

Get control of data loads in Azure Synapse

Load Source data to DataLake There are several ways to extract data from a source in Azure Synapse Analytics or in Azure Data Factory. In this article I'm going to use a metadata-driven approach by using a control table in Azure SQL in which we configure the...

Scale SQL Database dynamically with Metadata

Scale SQL Database Dynamically with Metadata Use this template to scale up and down an Azure SQL Database in Azure Synapse Analytics or in Azure Data Factory. This article describes a solution template how you can Scale up or down a SQL Database within Azure Synapse...

Scale your SQL Pool dynamically in Azure Synapse

Scale your Dedicated SQL Pool in Azure Synapse Analytics In my previous article, I explained how you can Pause and Resume your Dedicated SQL Pool with a Pipeline in Azure Synapse Analytics. In this article I will explain how to scale up and down a SQL Pool via a...

My Virtual Session DataSaturday #14 Oslo

DATA SATURDAY #14 OSLOThis Saturday I've been speaking during DataSaturday #4 Oslo. If you want to visit more Datasaturday events please visit the Data Saturdays event page.Azure Purview I presented a session on Azure Purview Microsoft's answer to Data Governance and...

SQLBits 2020(Video)

All sessions of SQLBits 2020 have been made available to everyone and can now be viewed via their Youtube channel. To make it easier to find a recording of your choice, a number of playlists have been created: Developer SQLBits 2020 - Developer sessions High...

My Virtual Session Cloud Lunch and Learn Marathon

Cloud Lunch and Learn Marathon 2021This Thursday May 13th 2021 I've been speaking during Cloud Lunch and Learn Marathon 2021. It was the first Cloud Lunch and Learn Marathon conference, more then 1200 registered attendees, 24hours Live and pre recorded sessions....

Data Saturday #1 Pordenone(Video)

Recording of my session during Data Saturday #1 Pordenone Azure Purview Microsoft's answer to Data Governance and Data Lineage  Feel free to leave a comment

My Virtual Session Scottish Summit 2021

Scottisch Summit 2021This Saturday I've been speaking during Scottisch Summit 2021. It was my first Summit, but is was a great event, with more than  400 sessions covering the full Microsoft Stack in 7 different language English, Spanish, German, French, Italian,...