MPP & Distribution in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

I was fortunate to attend a training about Cortana Intelligence Suite and SQL Data warehouse at Microsoft Paris. The training covered a series of modules on the field of Data Science + Azure SQL Data Warehousing.

As a BI specialist, I became interested in the SQL Data Warehousing part and plunged into the fantastic world ofAzure Data Warehouse (ADW) in the last days.

In this article, I would like to talk about two concepts in Azure SQL Data warehouse : MPP & distribution. These concepts define how your data is distributed and processed in parallel:

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Create an HDInsight cluster using PowerShell

This article provides a mechanism for creating an HDInsight cluster using Windows PowerShell.

The goal is to define a PowerShell script to create and configure your HDInsight cluster and of course remove it afterwards because one of the features that is not yet managed in Azure and we hope that it will be added soon , is stopping your cluster when it is not used because leaving it running costs money.

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