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Different ways to scale out SQL Server databases

Scaling out a database to meet the needs of a heavy processing workload can be a challenge. Here are details on the SQL Server scalability methods available to ease the process.


Top SQL Server deployment trends for 2017

Flash storage adoption, cloud computing's growth, Linux's increased importance and broader big data integration are a few trends that stand to affect SQL Server users this year.

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Using DATEADD and DATEDIFF to calculate SQL datetime

DATEADD and DATEDIFF SQL functions allow you to easily perform calculations, like adding a time interval from a datetime value. Here's how to use those functions for that and more.


What SQL Server on Linux means for Microsoft

Expert Joey D'Antoni explains what SQL Server on Linux and the addition of some Enterprise Edition features to the database's Standard Edition say about the changing face of Microsoft.

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  • SQL Server Database Modeling and Design

    Some SQL Server Enterprise features show up as standard

    Microsoft looks to broaden the horizons of SQL Server, as it moves some Enterprise features to Standard Edition and issues the first public preview of a release supporting SQL Server on Linux.

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    Tools address Azure data pipeline needs

    A link between Cask Data's CDAP application and integration environment and Azure HDInsight, Microsoft's Hadoop cloud service, is meant to cut development time on big data applications.

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    U-SQL dives into Azure Data Lake Analytics

    The big data movement has frozen out many data professionals who are versed in SQL. Microsoft's U-SQL programming language tries to get such folks back in the data querying game.