Archive for the ‘Workload & Capacity Planning’ Category

Data Merge made easy with the APS Upsert (2015-6-17)

Comparing and merging datasets are typically time consuming operations when data volumes increase: the traditional approaches to either load data into a staging table and compare the content against its destination table or using an ETL tool to run the compare both have a downside: there is a lot of data movement going on. You […]

Restoring a database onto a larger APS (2014-12-23)

For benchmarking purposes I was restoring a backup taken on a 4 node APS onto an 8 node APS (Microsoft Analytics Platform System). And the unexpected happened; I started to receive warnings that the system was running low on available disk space! (For those of you who never worked with APS; an 8 node full […]

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