And with the blink of an eye, summer is gone and it is time to return to blogging. Recently the idea to start a short blog series was formed in my mind and in the few forthcoming posts I will cover all the basics (and more) that you need to start using Pandas.  First and … Continue reading

T-SQL Tuesday #137: Using Notebooks Every Day

Another month, another blog party! Shout out to Steve (b|t) for hosting and choosing a great topic – this month we will be chatting about Jupiter notebooks and how we use them. I discovered Jupiter notebooks not that long ago, but the more I use them the more I see how powerful they could be. … Continue reading

#5 Succinct Introduction to Azure Synapse Analytics

Think of Azure Synapse Analytics as an Azure SQL Data Warehouse on steroids. It is a limitless analytics service that brings together data integration, enterprise data warehousing and big data analytics, all into a single service. To better understand Azure Synapse, let’s take a step back and start by briefly covering what Azure SQL Data … Continue reading

#4 Getting Started with Dbatools

Being efficient is an integral part of being an effective DBA. In this post, I will introduce you to a tool that can significantly improve your work as SQL DBA -dabtools. Dbatools is an open-source PowerShell module for managing SQL Server. Started by Chrissy LeMaire(B|T) back in 2014 as a project to migrate SharePoint SQL … Continue reading

#3 Getting started with AWS

A couple of weeks ago I decided that I want to get a better understanding of AWS. The question was- what is the best way to do that? In my opinion, when you want to start learning about any of the public cloud providers there are three main points you should cover: Basics of cloud … Continue reading

#2 Azure DP-900 Exam Preparation Guide

Passing DP-900 was on my new year resolutions list. Just ten days after 2021 started, I can happily check that as completed, because today I passed the Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals. In this post, I want to share with you how I prepared and my overall experience.  DP-900 tests on foundational level knowledge of core … Continue reading

#1 Let’s get started

Welcome to my first blog post! I am starting this blog with the idea to share my experience and knowledge as a DBA who is still at the beginning of their career. And what a better way to start this journey than introducing myself. Originally from Bulgaria I was born and raised in a small … Continue reading