Data Science Project Example Walkthrough: Predictive Analytics on London Cycle Hire Data using the CRISP-DM and TDSP process models: #1 Backgrounder

I’m embarking on a series of articles covering an end to end example of applying Data Science to a problem, we don’t just throw at data into a tool, like any other form of development work we follow a standard process, in the data space there are just a handful of process models to guide us through… Read More »

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SQL Server – Making Backup Compression work with Transparent Data Encryption by using Page Compression

Encrypted data does not compress well if at all so using the BACKUP with COMPRESSION feature will be ineffective on an encrypted database using Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), this post deals with a method of combining Page Compression with TDE and getting the best of both worlds. Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) feature encrypts data at rest i.e.… Read More »

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SQL Cardiff

SQL Cardiff is a group dedicated to bringing it’s members more knowledge about SQL Server whether it’s straight database administration & development, business intelligence, or using it in scalable or cloud-based solutions. We have evening events every other month with two or three speakers on different topics, 6sq ft of pizza and plenty of opportunity to chat and network. The […]

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SQL Midlands

We normally hold meetings every other month, after work in the centre of Birmingham, usually on a Thursday. It’s an informal gathering of like minded people, with a couple of speakers presenting tips, techniques and information on old, new and upcoming technology. We like to get a mixture of world leading speakers as well as providing an opportunity for our members […]

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Tableau Kerberos Delegation to SQL Server / SSAS – Part 2 – Setting it up

The ability to use Kerberos delegation against SQL Server and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) was introduced in Tableau Server 8.3; we covered theory in the post Tableau Kerberos Delegation to SQL Server / SSAS Part 1 – The Theory (Kerberos Tickets, Service Principal Names and Token Size) – make sure you have reviewed that before continuing… Read More »

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