The Big Data Blog Series

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Over the last few years I’ve been speaking a lot on the subject of Big Data. I started by giving an intermediate session called “Show Me Whatcha’ Workin’ With”. This session was designed for people who had attended a one Read More …

Building Your Own VM Lab Part 2: Creating Hyper-V VM Templates

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Network Switches Welcome to Part 2 in the Building Your Own VM Lab blog series. In the Part 1, we went over the basic considerations for picking the host that fits you and your situation best. This included the box(i.e. Read More …

Building your own VM Lab Part 1: The Project and Prep Work

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As data professionals, we have to constantly keep up with an ever changing landscape of technology. Sure, you can read all of the blog posts and books as they are written, but it helps if you have a place where Read More …

New Beginnings, New Adventures

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Life, as we all know, is a journey. We start out figuring out the world. Trying to understand how to do basic things like eat solid food. Throughout this journey, we make goals, even if we do it subconsciously. When Read More …

The Cloud: The Real Deal or the Next Big Fad

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I am an unapologetic cloud enthusiast. When Amazon Web Services became publicly available, I signed up for the first roll out of developer credits to try the service out. I remember signing up for Azure credit when the free month Read More …

TechUnplugged: My Day

This morning, through the magic relationships of Tech Field Day, I have the great opportunity to attend the one day conference TECHUNPLUGGED. The conference is focused on cloud computing and IT infrastructure unique any other. It focuses on giving an Read More …

Tech Field Day 10, Here I Come

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That’s right ladies and gentleman. It’s that time again. I have been invited to another Tech Field Day event. This time, instead of Data Field Day, I’m going to Tech Field Day. If you’re not familiar with Tech Field Day, Read More …

Data Field Day #1

When I accepted my invitation to Data Field Day #1, I took some time to thing about how I wanted to blog about this event. I made the decision early on that I wanted to do a prep post about Read More …

I’ve been invited to Data Field Day #1

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I am pleased to announce that I have been invited, and accepted, to attend Data Field Day #1, May 13th-15th in San Francisco. Data Field Day is the first event in the Tech Field Day focused on data storage and Read More …

I’m Speaking at SQL Saturday Phoenix

I have been speaking a lot over the past year. Much more than I have spoken in years past. I’ve moving from town to town like a ninja, speaking at SQL Saturdays, mainly along the east coast. The coming year Read More …

I’m speaking at SQL Saturday #298

I will be speaking at SQL Saturday #298 tomorrow, May 10th. I will be presenting at 10:15 am doing a session on Big Data called Show Me Whatcha Workin’ With: Big Data Edition. The idea of this session is to Read More …