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Nominated for MSSQLTips.com Author of the Year Award – Please Vote!

As most of you are aware that I have been writing at MSSQLTips.com for over 3 years now. It is a wonderful community with highly experienced authors and it is a pleasure for me to be part of this great community.

This year MSSQLTips has come up with two new awards – MSSQLTips.com Author of the Year and MSSQLTips.com Rookie of the Year.

I have been nominated for the MSSQLTips.com Author of the Year award. I urge each one of you to follow the voting link and vote for your favorite authors today!

Voting Link: http://www.mssqltips.com/MSSQLTipsAuthorVoting.asp

If you have enjoyed reading my articles, please vote for me!

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Posted by on December 15, 2014 in About Me

 

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SSIS – SQL Server Integration Services XML Configurations Tips and Tricks

Package Configurations are a very powerful feature of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). They enable us to handle various things dynamically at run-time.

In this tip, we will take a look at the following Tips and Tricks on SSIS XML Package Configurations:

  • Formatting the XML Configuration File for Improved Readability
  • Commenting Select Configurations in XML Configuration File
  • One XML Configuration File for Each Shared Connection Manager

To continue reading, catch the full article here: SQL Server Integration Services XML Configurations Tips and Tricks.

 

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Big Data Basics – Part 7 – Hadoop Distributions and Resources to Get Started

In the previous post, the 6th part of the Big Data Basics series, we saw few Related Projects in Hadoop Ecosystem, which were few popular ones among the vast Hadoop Ecosystem. In this post, we will take a look at the Hadoop Distributions available in the market, highlights of each distribution, and few pointers on how to get started with each of these distributions.

In this post, we will discuss the following aspects and distributions in brief:

  • What are the Hadoop distributions?
  • How are the Hadoop distributions different from one another?
  • Which distribution should I choose?
  • List of Hadoop Distributions
    • Azure HDInsight
    • Cloudera
    • Hortonworks
    • Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR)
    • MapR
  • Links/References/Pointers on Getting Started

To continue reading, catch the full article here: Big Data Basics – Part 7 – Hadoop Distributions and Resources to Get Started.

 

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