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Episode 276
Dynamic SQL and Testing in Isolation
May 21, 2024
42 minutes
Dynamic SQL generally has a bad reputation due to it's propensity for errors and security risks such as SQL injection attacks. There are times however, when it can be used for good and that is what we are going to explore in this episode.
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Episode 275
Machine Learning and Power BI
April 16, 2024
45 minutes
What kinds of problems are organizations solving with Machine Learning? In this episode, we discuss the process of building a machine learning model designed to provide accurate rainfall data predictions for a public works department with two of Marathons data solution consultants.
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Episode 274
A CMM Case Study
February 22, 2024
51 minutes
Continuing on the topic of the Capability Maturity Model, Andy Levy joins us to share his experience with the Capability Maturity Model (CMM), in a role as the only data professional at his organization, starting at square one to influence change & improve processes.
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Episode 273
The Capability Maturity Model for Data Professionals
February 02, 2024
55 minutes
Have you ever felt stuck in a rut, repeating the same tasks, while knowing there is room for improvement? The Capability Maturity Model may be a way for you to start contributing to those improvements. In this podcast episode, Kevin Kline from SolarWinds walks us through how we might go from simply dealing with issues as they come, to being a contributor in decisions about the future of our organization.
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Episode 272
Performance Tuning Scripts
January 10, 2024
50 minutes
Do you find yourself repeating the same actions when pulling SQL Server performance metrics? Erik Darling did. In this episode we sit down with him and discuss the scripts he built, shares, and how he uses them.
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Episode 271
PASS Summit 2023 Wrap-Up
December 29, 2023
39 minutes
What better way to close out the year than with a recap of the 2023 PASS Summit! Listen in as we discuss our take-aways, new feature highlights from Microsoft, and what is on the horizon for the coming year!
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Episode 270
Medallion Architecture
November 21, 2023
39 minutes
In this episode, we discuss our thoughts on the various layers of a medallion architecture and the implementation in Azure delta lake environments.
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Episode 269
Why Do I Need a Managed Service Provider?
October 19, 2023
17 minutes
In this Episode, Carlos talks about managed services and shares some of the benefits of working with an MSP, as well as potential cons. Listen in to see if hiring an MSP would be a good decision for your company.
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Episode 268
AI and the Future of the DBA
September 27, 2023
54 minutes
We discuss the future of AI in the Microsoft data platform space with our guest Mike Chrestensen. We're diving into features, how to leverage the technology, and our predictions.
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Episode 267
Microsoft Fabric
September 12, 2023
44 minutes
All your data, all your teams—in one place. In this episode we dive into the architecture of Microsoft Fabric and when an organization should consider adopting it.
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