Don’t bring the data to your computation if you can help it. Bring your computation to your data.
Microsoft has heeded this cardinal rule of information science with the latest Community Technology Preview release of SQL Server 2017. Python can now be used within SQL Server to perform analytics, run machine learning models, or handle most any kind of data-powered work.
This integration isn’t limited to enterprise editions of SQL Server 2017, either—it’ll also be available in the free-to-use Express edition.