The Modern Data Platform – Part 2 – Introducing a Capability Architecture

The Modern Data Platform – Part 2 – Introducing a Capability Architecture

The phrase “Modern Data Platform” is increasingly being used, but what is it?  Is it just the latest name for Data Warehouse (DW) or something different? Will it support my big data/near real time streaming needs?  What if I don’t know what those needs are yet?  And why do I even need a “Modern Data Platform”?  The 1st post in this series briefly examined the history of data warehousing and how it led to the need for a Modern Data…

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The Modern Data Platform – Part 1 – a Brief History of Data Warehousing

The Modern Data Platform – Part 1 – a Brief History of Data Warehousing

The phrase “Modern Data Platform” is increasingly being used, but what is it?  Is it just the latest name for Data Warehouse (DW) or something different? Will it support my big data/near real time streaming needs?  What if I don’t know what those needs are yet?  And why do I even need a “Modern Data Platform”?  This post, the first in a series, will provide one perspective on that question by firstly examining the history of data warehousing and how…

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So you want to run an Azure Hothouse?

So you want to run an Azure Hothouse?

This blog will lay out the key aspects of a hothouse, show how it differs from the standard hackathon and cover some of the key Azure technologies that work well in the tight schedules of this approach. These technologies (such as Power BI, Azure SQL DB, Logic Apps, Cosmos DB etc ) take away much of the configuration and infrastructure work allowing participants to focus on functionality.

GDPR – Implementing a Taxonomy in Azure Data Catalog Step by Step

GDPR – Implementing a Taxonomy in Azure Data Catalog Step by Step

This blog contains a commentary on the GDPR, as Microsoft interprets it, as of the date of publication. The tools and services referenced herein are not designed to ensure GDPR compliance but to assist you and your organization with your data classification and categorization, an important step in the journey to compliance. The application of GDPR is highly fact-specific and not all aspects and interpretations of GDPR are well-settled. As a result, this blog is provided for informational purposes only…

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What exactly is a GDPR Taxonomy and how can Azure Data Catalog help?

What exactly is a GDPR Taxonomy and how can Azure Data Catalog help?

This blog contains a commentary on the GDPR, as Microsoft interprets it, as of the date of publication. The tools and services referenced herein are not designed to ensure GDPR compliance but to assist you and your organization with your data classification and categorization, an important step in the journey to compliance. The application of GDPR is highly fact-specific and not all aspects and interpretations of GDPR are well-settled. As a result, this blog is provided for informational purposes only…

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Analytics & GDPR compliance – leave the data where it lives with Azure Analysis Services

Analytics & GDPR compliance – leave the data where it lives with Azure Analysis Services

Standard Data Warehousing data movement practices can leave multiple copies of GDPR sensitive data in place across the pipeline. This post presents Analysis Services as an alternative, providing very quick response times whilst leaving GDPR data essentially in one place

Solving GDPR Discovery via Azure Data Catalog

Solving GDPR Discovery via Azure Data Catalog

Solving the GDPR Discovery problem – Azure Data Catalog is
Microsoft’s solution to understanding & cataloguing the data estate of any organisation.  Designed to promote self serve data discovery it has several capabilities which support the GDPR process and furthermore, as a SaaS solution it has a minimal footprint, low start up cost, requires minimal training and can therefore be rapidly deployed at scale..