Cindy Gross: Small Bites of Big Data, Small Data, All Data

Small Bites of Big Data, Small Data, All Data for Hadoop, SQL Server, Hive, Distributed Systems, Scale Out....

Moving Beyond Unconscious Bias - Good People Matter!

Presented at SQL Saturday Oregon on October 24, 2015 by Julie Koesmarno and Cindy Gross Good People...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 10/26/2015

Big Data for the SQL Eye

SQL Server is a great technology – I’ve been using it since 1993 when the user interface...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 10/20/2015

The Big Data Dragon flies on to Microsoft AzureCAT

“Always in motion is the future” - Yoda On June 1 I will be moving into a new role on AzureCAT. I...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 05/08/2015

Hadoop Likes Big Files

One of the frequently overlooked yet essential best practices for Hadoop is to prefer fewer, bigger...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 05/04/2015

Azure Data Factory: Hub Not Found

You can use the new Azure portal to create or edit Azure Data Factory components. Once you are done...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 04/01/2015

Create HDInsight Cluster in Azure Portal

Creating an HDInsight cluster from the Azure portal is very easy. However, sometimes you want all...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 02/26/2015

Master Choosing the Right Project for Hadoop

Hadoop is the hot buzzword of the Big Data world, and many IT people are being told "go create...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 02/25/2015

AzureCopy to the Rescue for an S3 to Azure Blob Copy!

This week I helped a client move files from AWS S3 to Azure Storage blobs. Sounds simple, right?...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 02/21/2015

PowerShell works for Amazon AWS S3 too!

Technorati Tags: azure blob store,azure storage,aws,s3,neal analytics,windows azure,powershell More...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 02/20/2015

Understanding WASB and Hadoop Storage in Azure

Yesterday we learned Why WASB Makes Hadoop on Azure So Very Cool. Now let's dive deeper into Windows...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 02/04/2015

Why WASB Makes Hadoop on Azure So Very Cool

Data. It’s all about the data. We want to make more data driven decisions. We want to keep more data...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 02/03/2015

Taking Flight a.k.a. The Data Dragon’s Life After Microsoft

Cross-posted (with slightly worse formatting) from...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 07/23/2014

Azure Maximums and Resource Usage from PowerShell

Technorati Tags: Azure,PowerShell Have you ever struggled to find out how many VM cores, HDInsight...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 07/09/2014

Get HDInsight Properties with PowerShell

Small Bites of Big Data from AzureCAT You’ve created your HDInsight Hadoop clusters and now you want...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 05/23/2014

Use Additional Storage Accounts with HDInsight Hive

When you create an HDInsight Hadoop cluster you pass in one or more storage accounts and their...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 05/05/2014

Getting Started with Azure PowerShell Cmdlets–Subscription Management

I've started using the Azure PowerShell cmdlets more often to manage virtual machines and HDInsight...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 04/19/2014

Sample PowerShell Script: HDInsight Custom Create

This is a working script I use to create various HDInsight clusters. For a really reproducible,...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 12/06/2013

Your First HDInsight Cluster–Step by Step

Small Bites of Big Data from AZURECAT Big Data Tech Training Series #1 Cindy Gross | Murshed Zaman...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 11/25/2013

PowerShell for Azure cmdlets: Subscription was all Wacky

I was working on some HDInsight scripts in PowerShell and doing lots of experimenting. I’m not sure...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 11/22/2013

Interview with Julie Strauss–Microsoft BI WIT

Julie Strauss is a very accomplished and respected Senior PM at Microsoft. Her current role is...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 11/21/2013

HDInsight Big Data Talks from #SQLPASS

SQL PASS Summit 2013 was another great data geek week! I chatted with many of you about Big Data,...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 10/20/2013

Big Data Twitter Demo

Real-time. Social Sentiment Analysis. Twitter. Cloud. Insights. We have your Big Data buzzwords...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 05/17/2013

Access Azure Blob Stores from HDInsight

Small Bites of Big Data Edit Mar 6, 2014: This is no longer necessary for HDInsight - you specify...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 04/25/2013

Self-Service BI Works!

When I talk to people about adding self-service BI to their company's environment I generally get a...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 04/16/2013

HDInsight: Jiving about Hadoop and Hive with CAT

Tomorrow I will be talking about Hive as part of Pragmatic Work's Women in Technology (WIT) month of...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 03/20/2013

PASS BAC PREVIEW SERIES: SQL Professionals and the World of Self-service BI and Big Data

Are you excited about the upcoming PASS Business Analytics Conference? You should be! This...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 02/15/2013

HDInsight: Hive Internal and External Tables Intro

Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM HDInsight is Microsoft's distribution, in partnership...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 02/05/2013

Hurricane Sandy Mash-Up: Hive, SQL Server, PowerPivot & Power View

Small Bites of Big Data Authors: Cindy Gross Microsoft SQLCAT PM, Ed Katibah Microsoft SQLCAT PM...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 01/31/2013

Big Data – All Abuzz About Hive at #SQLPASS Summit 2012

Big Data – All Abuzz About HiveSmall Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM I hope to see...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 11/06/2012

Load SQL Server BCP Data to Hive

Load SQL Server BCP Data to Hive Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM As you start...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 09/28/2012

What’s all the Buzz about Hadoop and Hive?

What’s all the Buzz about Hadoop and Hive? Why it Matters for SQL Server Peeps Small Bites of...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 09/19/2012

How to Install the PowerShell Cmdlets for Apache™ Hadoop™-based Services for Windows

How to Install the PowerShell Cmdlets for Apache™ Hadoop™-based Services for Windows...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 08/23/2012

Hadoop Hive Error: Could not connect client socket, timed_out

Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM With the Hadoop on Azure CTP, when you create a...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 07/23/2012

Load Data from the Azure DataMarket to Hadoop on Azure - Small Bites of Big Data

Load Data from the Azure DataMarket to Hadoop on Azure Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 05/07/2012

24HOP/SQLRally - Fitting Microsoft Hadoop Into Your Enterprise BI Strategy

24HOP/SQLRally - Fitting Microsoft Hadoop Into Your Enterprise BI Strategy Small Bites of Big Data...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 03/21/2012

Using the Pi Estimator Sample on HadoopOnAzure CTP - Small Bites of Big Data

Using the Pi Estimator Sample on HadoopOnAzure CTP Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 02/26/2012

Open Ports for HadoopOnAzure CTP - Small Bites of Big Data

Open Ports for HadoopOnAzure CTP Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM UPDATED Jun 2013:...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 02/25/2012

Creating a Cluster for HadoopOnAzure CTP - Small Bites of Big Data

Creating a Cluster for HadoopOnAzure CTP Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM UPDATED Jun...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 02/25/2012

Leadership – Influencing Others

Leadership – Influencing Others A good leader is able to influence others, whether it’s...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 01/15/2012

SQL Server 2012 RC0 available

Release Candidate 0 (RC0) of SQL Server 2012 is available for download! That means you can start to...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 11/17/2011

Leadership – Strengths and Weaknesses

Leadership – Strengths and Weaknesses As part of my attempt to grow as a leader I took the...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 10/24/2011

SQL PASS: All the Magic Knobs – Tools

SQL PASS: All the Magic Knobs – Tools In my All the Magic Knobs talk at #SQLPASS 2011 I...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 10/23/2011

Leadership – Taking Feedback

Leadership – Taking Feedback As you may have seen from my other blogs, I’m taking...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 10/22/2011

Leadership – What Does It Mean?

Leadership – What Does It Mean? What is a leader? Are you a leader? Do you have to be a people...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 10/21/2011

SQLPASS: Are You Smarter Than an MCM? VLF Demos

Are You Smarter Than an MCM? I had a great time on Wednesday co-presenting with some great SQL...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 10/14/2011

SQL PASS: All the Magic Knobs

SQL PASS 2011 DBA-319-C #SQLPASS All the Magic Knobs - Low Effort, High Return Tuning Key points...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 10/11/2011

Data Gathering - SQL Server Setup Problems

Data Gathering – SQL Server Setup Problems Cindy Gross, Dedicated Support Engineer Gathering...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 09/30/2011

SQL PowerShell Demo - Intro

SQL PowerShell Demo - Intro Cindy Gross, Dedicated Support Engineer Audience: SQL Server DBAs and/or...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 09/23/2011

PowerShell for SQL Server - Basics

PowerShell for SQL Server - Basics Cindy Gross, Dedicated Support Engineer Audience: SQL DBAs and/or...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 09/23/2011

PowerShell for SQL - Getting Started

PowerShell for SQL - Getting Started Cindy Gross, Dedicated Support Engineer You may want to use...

Author: Cindy Gross Date: 09/23/2011

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