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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    • 4.7, 20 Ratings

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.

    Virtual Conferences

    Virtual Conferences

    As COVID-19 prevents us from gathering in the same place, how do organizers continue to put on compelling events? This strikes home as SQL Data Partners consider whether to have our SQL Trail event this fall. Matt put on an event in April and I was interested to get his take on how things went and how he accomplished his goals for the event. I have also participated in several online events and in the episode we discuss the pros and cons of virtual events and we give our take on how to make them better.

    • 50 min
    Common Data Model

    Common Data Model

    After we recorded Episode 189, we knew we lacked some of the business reasons behind the Common Data Model. Luckily, we reached out Tricia Wilcox-Almas and she has helped us fill in some of the gaps and also present how the Common Data Model is implemented in the new versions of Azure Data Lake.

    • 37 min
    Anything but the Cowboys . . .

    Anything but the Cowboys . . .

    To celebrate our 200th episode, we reached out to Bob Ward to come and celebrate this milestone with us. I have to plead the 5th on why it took us 200 episodes to finally invite him; however, we finally wised up and Bob walks us through some of the changes SQL Server has experienced over the years and what is in store (Spoiler—no big scoops) for the relational engine. We also have a several copies of Bob’s SQL Server 2019 Revealed book to give away and he was gracious enough to sign them.

    • 52 min
    Technical Debt

    Technical Debt

    We can incur technical debt in several ways—aging technology, choosing delivery speed over scale architecture, or implementing new technology the entire team cannot yet support. I don’t know that I’ve ever worked at a place that hasn’t talked about technical debt. It wasn’t until I stumbled on a talk by Adam Lenda that make me think about the ways I might contribute to technical debt. He also gave some ideas of how I can help pay it off.

    • 50 min
    Cloud Infrastructure

    Cloud Infrastructure

    In a previous episode (175) we discussed migrating to the cloud, and we had a few comments from our compañeros which mentioned we should include more details around cloud infrastructure—the pieces or processes you want or DON’T want to administer. In this episode, we dive into cloud infrastructure and discuss some scenarios on when you might choose one over the other.

    • 36 min
    Power Query in Power BI

    Power Query in Power BI

    In 1990, the group Snap! release a song called "The Power". It would take Microsoft more than 20 years, but they eventually came up with a series of 'power' tools they built into Excel. Those tools later grew into Power BI--which is kinda like Voltron if you are old enough to remember. In this episode we discuss one of the first data manipulation tools in the set: Power Query. Before you start manipulating all those fun visualizations, you might need to get your data in shape.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
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20 Ratings

Cbgb01 ,

Great

I am downloading all episodes

uyadava ,

Very helpful

Thank you Carlos & team. I subscribed and started listening podcast few months back; listen to new and old ones. Podcasts have helped me better understand many topics e.g. index, isolation, statistics, locking-blocking and many new features like - always encrypted, power bi, azure database etc.

Thank you !!
Umesh

Eddyizm ,

Best Sql Podcast!

I'm a software developer who spends a lot of time dealing with databases, integrating data, and optimizing data retrieval. I really enjoy Carlos humbleness and the experience that he and his partner, Steve, bring along with their great list of guests. Some stuff is over my head but other things are very useful in helping me wrap my head around topics that I don't have to manage directly yet am directly affected as a developer trying to provide the perfect balance between user experience and performance.

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