I Finally Did It
A SQL Server Blog by - Mohammad Darab
by Mohammad Darab
3d ago
I am thrilled to announce that I have finally earned my Bachelor’s Science in Information Technology from the University of Arizona Global Campus at the age of 44 with Magna Cum Laude honors. This long journey would not have been possible without the help of my supportive employer, Microsoft, and the love and motivation from … The post I Finally Did It appeared first on Mohammad Darab ..read more
Visit website
Bye Bye BDC
A SQL Server Blog by - Mohammad Darab
by Mohammad Darab
1y ago
I wanted to publish a quick note about something a little near and dear to me. As of today, Feb 25th, 2022, Microsoft made the official announcement that they are retiring SQL Server Big Data Clusters. You can read the full statement here. “Support for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters will end on January 14, … The post Bye Bye BDC appeared first on Mohammad Darab ..read more
Visit website
Power BI – Free Dashboard in a Day Workshop
A SQL Server Blog by - Mohammad Darab
by Mohammad Darab
2y ago
I am wrapping up my 4th week at Microsoft and part of my “ramp up training” is becoming familiar with Power BI. (Apparently it’s in high demand :) The only experience I have with BI / Reporting tool is setting up SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) and creating a couple basic reports using Report Builder. I’m currently … The post Power BI – Free Dashboard in a Day Workshop appeared first on Mohammad Darab ..read more
Visit website
Why I’m Giving Up My Microsoft MVP Award
A SQL Server Blog by - Mohammad Darab
by Mohammad Darab
2y ago
In July of 2020 I was awarded Microsoft MVP in the Data Platform category for my community contributions on SQL Server Big Data Clusters. This was a huge accomplishment for me and I am truly honored. The rest of 2020 was spent studying and passing Kubernetes certifications and dedicating time for introspection. I dug a little … The post Why I’m Giving Up My Microsoft MVP Award appeared first on Mohammad Darab ..read more
Visit website
2020 – Blog Stats and Accomplishments
A SQL Server Blog by - Mohammad Darab
by Mohammad Darab
2y ago
Happy New Year!! Even though the year 2020 was full of surprises, I managed to accomplish a few things: Awarded Microsoft Data Platform MVP  Technical Reviewer for “SQL Server Big Data Clusters” by B. Weissman/E. van de Laar Earned CKA Certification – Certified Kubernetes Administration Earned CKAD Certification – Certified Kubernetes Application Developer Earned Azure … The post 2020 – Blog Stats and Accomplishments appeared first on Mohammad Darab ..read more
Visit website
Happy 1st Birthday Big Data Clusters!
A SQL Server Blog by - Mohammad Darab
by Mohammad Darab
2y ago
I can’t believe it’s already been a year since BDCs went GA (general availability). Time sure does fly by! It was a year ago today when SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters went into General Distribution Release 1 (GDR1). Prior to Nov 4th, 2019, I was becoming familiar with BDCs by taking part of the “private preview” … The post Happy 1st Birthday Big Data Clusters! appeared first on Mohammad Darab ..read more
Visit website
A Look Inside Big Data Cluster Infrastructure Using a Kubernetes IDE
A SQL Server Blog by - Mohammad Darab
by Mohammad Darab
2y ago
I don’t recall how I came across this Kubernetes IDE called Lens, but all I know is it’s cool as hec! It connects to a Kubernetes cluster (using the kube config file) and gives you an in depth view of all the different Kubernetes objects, their associated yaml files, health/metrics, etc. In this blog post … The post A Look Inside Big Data Cluster Infrastructure Using a Kubernetes IDE appeared first on Mohammad Darab ..read more
Visit website
Stop and Start your AKS Big Data Cluster and Save $$$
A SQL Server Blog by - Mohammad Darab
by Mohammad Darab
2y ago
I remember when I first started deploying Big Data Clusters, they were on Azure Kubernetes Service utilizing the $200 credit for first time sign ups. By the time I got around to figuring out how to deploy the BDC, not only was my $200 credit gone, but I started to incur cost out of pocket. … The post Stop and Start your AKS Big Data Cluster and Save $$$ appeared first on Mohammad Darab ..read more
Visit website
Level Up Your Career with Kubernetes
A SQL Server Blog by - Mohammad Darab
by Mohammad Darab
2y ago
Are you a data professional and curious about Kubernetes but not quite sure what type of opportunities are available? Maybe you’re hesitant because you think Kubernetes is a “fad”? Or perhaps you’re just starting out in IT and don’t know what path to take? Whether you are new to IT, or a seasoned IT professional, … The post Level Up Your Career with Kubernetes appeared first on Mohammad Darab ..read more
Visit website
From DBA to CKA – How I Passed the CKA Exam
A SQL Server Blog by - Mohammad Darab
by Mohammad Darab
2y ago
About 2 years ago I started coming across a lot of online chatter on “containers” and “Kubernetes”. This was back in 2018 and around that time I had no interest of learning about it because it had no direct connection to SQL Server and my daily job duties as a DBA. Up until that point … The post From DBA to CKA – How I Passed the CKA Exam appeared first on Mohammad Darab ..read more
Visit website

Follow A SQL Server Blog by - Mohammad Darab on Feedspot

Continue with Google
OR