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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Parent-Child Dimension Properties - Part 2

After creating our Parent-Child dimension (Part 1), we will see in this second part, the different properties of this dimension.

For this, we keep the same example as before: the dimension of the families (Categories) of a product organized according to a descending hierarchy.

Let's go !!!

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Parent-Child Dimension - Part 1

Parent-Child dimension is a type of dimension that I did not know before (yes we can not know everything), but I had the opportunity to use it as part of a project I worked on; So, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you what I learned about this dimension.

In order to better explain how to create this type of dimension and the options, you need to understand the context of the example which is part of this article.

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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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