27 01, 2016

Everything you wanted to know about Elastic Database services (but were afraid to ask)

By | 2016-01-27T08:28:05+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Database Lifecycle Management|0 Comments

Recently Microsoft introduced SQL Elastic Database services to their suite of Azure offerings. There is a plethora of information available about exactly how the elastic services function, but if you are like me, reading through the material might just confuse you more than enlighten you. I am going to try to clear up the confusion [...]

16 01, 2016

Snippet – Small sample from large CSV

By | 2016-01-16T19:59:50+00:00 January 16th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

When doing some initial data modeling, you often have multi-gigabyte input data files to machine learning algorithms.  But working with such large data files can be difficult. This quick Python pandas script grabs the first x rows from a large CSV and saves them. In this case, it's 5000, just for getting a quick understanding [...]