It’s only been two weeks since I announced the release of the second edition of Pro SQL Server Wait Statistics. However, during the writing of the second edition of Pro SQL Server Wait Statistics I was also working on a completely new book together with Ben Weissman (@bweissman) on a brand new and exciting new feature inside SQL Server 2019!
SQL Server Big Data Clusters bring entire new environment inside the SQL Server landscape by combining a large number of technologies, like Containers and Apache Spark, inside a single product together with SQL Server. Big Data Clusters allows you to utilise completely new solutions in the area’s of data virtualisation and data storage where you free to store data in any format or shape and access it in a distributed manner. Excerpt from the book cover:
Big Data Clusters is a feature set covering data virtualization, distributed computing, and relational databases, that provides a complete AI platform across the entire cluster environment. This book shows you how to deploy, manage, and use Big Data Clusters. For example, you will learn how to combine data stored on the HDFS file system together with data stored inside the SQL Server instances that make up the Big Data Cluster.
Both Ben and myself are incredibly excited about the book and we expect the release of both the paperback, as well as the electronic edition, within 2 months.