- 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.
Sponsored by Symantec - It seems that no organization feels it has enough budget, staff or specialized expertise to establish and maintain a firm, consistent handle on information governance. Data management is becoming more complex in light of rapid and profound changes in technology, regulatory matters, information usage and organizational priorities. See More
Sponsored by Dell - Many companies today are considering a move to the cloud. Organizations may believe that a hosted service, such as Office 365, will be easier and or cheaper to maintain than on-prem email. Also, Microsoft and other industry leaders may have influenced a move. Whatever the reason, moving to the cloud isn’t as easy as it appears and results are often mixed if you haven’t adequately prepared your Active Directory. See More
Sponsored by Symantec - As organizational data becomes increasingly complex, sophisticated and vital to success, IT departments and business units are becoming more proactive—and collaborative—in developing steps to control data management without restricting user privileges or stifling initiative. See More
Sponsored by Dell - When it comes to governance and compliance, much of the IT staff’s effort is often focused on individual systems. Administrators work meticulously to ensure that mail servers, file servers, database servers, and other resources adhere to both internal security standards and regulatory requirements. The one thing that each of these systems has in common however, is its reliance on Active Directory. First introduced in 2000 as a replacement to the Windows NT domain structure, Active Directory was originally designed to manage network resources. Now, Active Directory works as a centralized authentication and access control mechanism, and consequently plays a vital role in the organization’s overall security. See More
- November 07, 2014
Microsoft previewed a cloud database update and highlighted three new analytics applications at PASS 2014, reflecting its idea of using data to 'understand the past, analyze the present and predict the future.
- June 05, 2014
Microsoft's flagship database is advancing into the largely undiscovered country of in-memory OLTP platforms -- and it's hoping to conquer.
- March 24, 2014
Consultant Denny Cherry talks changes, misconceptions and what people really want from SQL Server 2014, which is generally available on April 1.
- March 07, 2014
Following a request from some SQL Server MVPs, Microsoft has announced that SQL Server 2012 SP2 will come out sometime later this year.
- February 19, 2014
Author and Reporting Services expert Brian Larson discusses features of SQL Server Reporting Services in this interview.
- January 31, 2014
The BI Semantic Model and Data Quality Services: These are two of the five SQL Server 2012 BI features that highlight this database release.
- January 09, 2014
The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) will hold two SQL business intelligence events in the coming months. BI is big for SQL Server pros.
- October 17, 2013
This is the last Community Technology Preview (CTP) for SQL Server until it becomes generally available in the first half of next year.
- October 04, 2013
Microsoft has upped the ante, releasing new SQL Server versions at a quicker pace. How will you adapt?
- June 21, 2013
In this issue of SQL in Five, Mark Kromer lists usual features of the upcoming SQL Server 2014, but also highlights a different one: Data Explorer.