Stumbling Towards FinOps

Change takes time.  The transition from one paradigm to another is never as quick as we’d like, or as it seems in memory. Today, it’s difficult to recall the resistance public cloud, as a method for providing key services such as computation and database, faced in an earlier stage. With this in-mind, let’s consider the …

Tagging Platform Resources: Azure Synapse as Example

This post, which is a follow-up to an earlier article, "Azure Synapse Analytics: Do Your Homework!", is about understanding how tagging is applied to platform services, using Azure Synapse Analytics as an example. Let's start this by reviewing the FinOps Lifecycle, as visually expressed in this FinOps Foundation graphic: FinOps Lifecycle from the FinOps Foundation …

Azure Data Pipelines: Comparing Data Factory and Synapse Cost Profiles

The movement of data from one place to another is one of the oldest and often, most difficult information technology activities. Add a transformation element, the classic ETL task, and things can become complex. On Azure, there are primarily two, platform native ways to perform data movement. One method is to use Azure Data Factory, …