- September 30, 2016
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.
- July 21, 2016
As Azure SQL Data Warehouse reaches general availability, it brings massively parallel processing to a wider audience, and augers more competition in the cloud data space.
- May 25, 2016
Microsoft wants to make Oracle customers an offer they can't refuse: free SQL Server licensing if they switch over. The question is whether or not the deal is as good as it looks.
- May 13, 2016
SQL Server 2016 is on the launch pad for a June 1 release with a number of notable built-in features along with improvements to some long-neglected capabilities.
- April 28, 2016
Two database industry experts discuss infrastructure and analytics trends to consider for database upgrades following the end of SQL Server 2005 extended support.
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- April 28, 2016
Two database experts explain how to take advantage of the opportunity created by SQL Server 2005 end of life and how to build a better database.
- March 16, 2016
Microsoft put aside its rocky relationship with open source and will release SQL Server on Linux in mid-2017. This won't be a simple process, but it could net Microsoft new customers.
- March 04, 2016
SQL Server 2005 end of life is coming next month. Experts explain which version of SQL Server to upgrade to, and where in the migration process organizations need to be.
- February 02, 2016
Microsoft offers a simpler way to configure SQL Server on an Azure virtual machine. Added automation should help speed up the connecting and provisioning process.
- October 21, 2015
Microsoft announced that it had enabled an auditing feature for the Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The new feature has many benefits, but storing audit logs won't be free.
- July 09, 2015
Microsoft opened the preview of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a petabyte-scale, distributed columnar data warehouse service with massively parallel processing.
- May 12, 2015
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the SQL Server 2016 preview for this summer. Its new features model the ethos of "mobile first, cloud first."
- May 07, 2015
Microsoft's recent acquisition of Revolution Analytics could go a long way in solidifying the R language's hold on analytical solutions.
- March 24, 2015
If SQL Server appliances are on your radar, you have options, but the price tag is high. Do your homework before buying. Here are the current offerings.
- November 25, 2014
Many DBAs have to work more and more nights and weekends to fulfill zero-downtime demands. But tools for monitoring and managing SQL Server might free up some of that time.