CHAPTER

33

SQL Server Machine Learning Services: Python Support

In This Chapter

•   Python: An Introduction

•   Data Visualization with Python

•   Predictive Modeling with Python in SQL Server

Microsoft introduced support for Python with its Machine Learning Services in SQL Server 2017. The integration of Python in SQL Server allows developers to access the extensive Python libraries that are available in the open source community. Microsoft has added two SQL Server–specific features. First, the sp_execute_external_script stored procedure (introduced in Chapter 32) allows you to integrate Python scripts in SQL Server. Second, Python resources can be throttled using Resource Governor. That way, database administrators can make optimal decisions ...

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