- 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.
Sponsored by Dell - For IT managers under pressure to improve security while streamlining costs and resources, the decision to adopt cloud-based applications such as Office 365 is easy. Unfortunately, the transition from on-premises Active Directory to cloud-based Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) or a hybrid solution may not be as easy as it would seem. Even those already operating in the cloud could benefit by optimizing their environments. See More
Sponsored by SAS Institute Inc. - You want to get started with a big data project at your company, but you're unfamiliar with Hadoop and you're unsure your project will deliver value. Relax. Many organizations are struggling to implement Hadoop for a variety of reasons. In "The Current State of Hadoop in the Enterprise," by the International Institute for Analytics and sponsored by SAS, you'll find a handy list of five steps to maximize the value of a Hadoop big data project for your organization. See More
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 - Malware is becoming more sophisticated and today it's commonly hidden inside a larger file, or encrypted so a firewall device can't decrypt it. Meanwhile, the price of cyberhacking tools is going down, so denial of service attacks, eavesdropping software, and Wi-Fi interception devices are less expensive and more readily available. See More
- 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.
- 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?