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Microsoft Master Data Services boosts SQL master data management
With all the excitement around new gadgets in the upcoming release of SQL Server, code-named Denali, it’s easy to forget how much Microsoft played up features in its current version. SQL Server Insider did some digging around in SQL Server 2008 R2 and found some hits, some misses and a whole lot of plans for the near future.
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Microsoft’s master data management product in SQL Server, Master Data Services, drew tepid reviews from users, but the company has high hopes for a revamped release.
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Microsoft StreamInsight, a complex event processing product, is a stab at a whole new space for the company, and not a bad one at that, experts say.