100 episodes

Hosted by Carlos L Chacon, the SQL Data Partners Podcast focuses on Microsoft data platform related topics mixed with a sprinkling of professional development. Carlos and guests discuss new and familiar features and ideas and how you might apply them in your environments. Visit our website for episode show notes at sqldatapartners.com/podcast and leave a comment if you have a topic you think we should discuss. We’ll see YOU on the SQL Trail.

SQL Data Partners Podcast Carlos L Chacon

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Hosted by Carlos L Chacon, the SQL Data Partners Podcast focuses on Microsoft data platform related topics mixed with a sprinkling of professional development. Carlos and guests discuss new and familiar features and ideas and how you might apply them in your environments. Visit our website for episode show notes at sqldatapartners.com/podcast and leave a comment if you have a topic you think we should discuss. We’ll see YOU on the SQL Trail.

    Episode 189: Power BI Common Data Model

    Episode 189: Power BI Common Data Model

    Moving data is fairly straightforward; however, mapping data from one source to another can be extremely challenging. In an attempt to help self-service BI users, Microsoft has introduced a Common Data Model. This may not be as approachable for organizations which already have a data warehouse; however, for those who are in the Microsoft suite of tools and looking to report on that data in Power BI, the Common Data Model may be the jump start to get the model you need to get going.

    • 19 min
    Episode 188: Databricks

    Episode 188: Databricks

    A couple of years ago, Netflix offered a reward for anyone who could improve the algorithm for choosing a movie. The team that came in second took what they learned from it and created a company -- Databricks. In this episode, we focus on Databricks; why it is popular, what it can be used for, and considerations for its use.

    • 30 min
    Episode 187: Power BI Performance Tuning

    Episode 187: Power BI Performance Tuning

    Make it go faster! Visualizations are great, but when users start complaining about the load times on reports, it can be a tough exercise to figure out the issues. In this episode, we discuss ways you can measure the speed of your Power BI reports. We also get into some of the fundamentals of data storage for Power BI.

    • 27 min
    Episode 186: Analytics & Security: Find Pain Points, Make a Plan

    Episode 186: Analytics & Security: Find Pain Points, Make a Plan

    2020 dawns a first for our podcast. We've had questions before; however, this episode the team tackles two questions from longtime listener Trent Adams. The context of his questions surround the concepts of IT having the ability to provide new functionality to the business and the business appearing to be uninterested in moving forward. We discuss the best way to identify pain points and ways to introduce new technology without imposing new rules/processes on the business.

    • 38 min
    Episode 185: DBATools in a Month of Lunches

    Episode 185: DBATools in a Month of Lunches

    Why write a book, when you already have a site full of documentation? In this episode we chat with Rob Sewell about his project to write a book, DBATools in a Month of Lunches. He gives us some insights on what the book is about, how it is different than documentation, and how the process of making the book available in pieces has helped the creative process.

    • 53 min
    Episode 184: Where do people get stuck with Power BI?

    Episode 184: Where do people get stuck with Power BI?

    You've seen the visualizations and want to dive in--perhaps you were assigned the task. However you started with Power BI, chances are you might get stuck at some point. In this episode, we chat about strategies you can employee to help ensure success. Have a take on this? Hit us up on social media. We'd love to hear from you.

    • 21 min

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Carlos is engaging and does a great job interviewing. He asks good questions and adds a fun flare to technical topics

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