Introduction to Azure SQL Data Warehouse

On the surface it may look similar to an ordinary SQL Database, but inside the Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a tremendously powerful Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) engine. Originally there was the SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) applicance, which cost in… Read More »

Johan Åhlén

Getting started with Azure SQL Elastic Database Pools

Elastic pools provide a simple and cost effective solution for running multiple Azure SQL Databases with a fixed budget. The price of an elastic database pool is based only on the total resources allocated for the databases, and is independent of the… Read More »

Johan Åhlén

Build Your First Planet-Scale App With Azure Cosmos DB

My article, Build Your First Planet-Scale App With Azure Cosmos DB, has now been published on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog: Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s distributed, multi-model cloud database service for managing data at planet-scale. It started in 2010 as “Project… Read More »

Johan Åhlén

What is Azure Cosmos DB and how do you get started using it?

Azure Cosmos DB is the world’s first globally distributed multi-model database service, that lets you elastically scale throughput and storage across any number of geographical regions while guaranteeing low latency, high availability and consistency. It was launched in May 2017 and was… Read More »

Johan Åhlén

My presentation material from SQL Nexus 2017

This is a follow up to my post I will speak at SQL Nexus 1-3 May in Copenhagen. It’s been another great conference and I’m honored to have been selected as a speaker. As promised during the presentation, here is my slide deck… Read More »

Johan Åhlén

I will speak at SQL Nexus 1-3 May in Copenhagen

SQL Nexus is one of the world’s leading conferences within Microsoft Business Intelligence / SQL Server. Around 600 participants last year made it to the largest conference of its kind in Scandinavia. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone who wants to learn… Read More »

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Global Azure Bootcamp in Malmö on April 22, 2017

All around the world user groups and communities want to learn about Azure and Cloud Computing! On April 22, 2017, all communities will come together once again in the fifth great Global Azure Bootcamp event! Each user group will organize their own… Read More »

Johan Åhlén