Azure TCO Calculator

One of the main discussion points during a conversation with customers about moving their On-Premise workloads to Public Cloud is the "Total Cost of Ownership" savings "potential".

Power BI on Azure SQL setup

Power BI connected to Azure SQL Database either by direct query or import is a very common workload for customers looking to take advantage of Cloud for their enterprise/departmental data warehouse BI needs.

Integration Services load data settings to be aware of

When it comes to a Data Warehouse POC conversation, one of the most brought up topic is data loading or more specifically how fast can we load from source to target.

Azure Machine Learning Studio now supports Python 3.5 Anaconda 4.0

It's great that Azure ML now supports Python 3.5! Sure, it's been a year since Python 3.5 is released but who's counting ;-)

Top 6 Licensing SQL Server FAQ

Periodically I am asked "how do I license SQL Server?" either from a customer, partner or internal. Technical roles in Microsoft are at times considered to be sort of a domain expert in product licensing. Not surprising as there's a lot of details in software licensing that requires technical know-how to understand, which can be a challenge to grasp for those not familiar with the product.

Hi, I am Ian Choy SH


I currently live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with my family, a dog name Freckle and several cardinal tetras and mollyfishes.

I enjoy dabbling in technology particularly in areas related to data and cloud platform.

In my spare time I enjoy competitive PC gaming, badminton, traveling & watching Netflix.

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