- June 12, 2013
Ovum analyst Tony Baer says that most database platforms are moving toward in-memory features, and SQL Server 2014 is no different.
- June 03, 2013
Microsoft announced that the next version of its database, SQL Server 2014, will have in-memory features and be generally available in late 2013.
- April 15, 2013
Microsoft GeoFlow gives premium Excel users the ability to do 3-D mapping with SQL Server on the back end.
- March 25, 2013
Microsoft platform architect Mark Kromer says in this Q&A that DBAs need to start focusing on SQL Server big data technologies to stay up-to-date.
- January 08, 2013
Author Brian Larson shares his wisdom and insight regarding SQL Server business intelligence and makes some suggestions for companies new to BI.
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- November 14, 2012
Leaders of the Professional Association for SQL Server say today's DBAs have to handle 'big data' and more types of tasks than ever before.
- November 07, 2012
Microsoft plans to offer new in-memory database capabilities with the next release of SQL Server.
- June 27, 2012
Our associate editor, Lena J. Weiner, went to a jam session at Microsoft TechEd on a specific quest: to prove that geeks are the biggest party animals. Read this article to see what she discovered.
- June 26, 2012
Which SQL Server technologies are hot right now? What does a SQL expert wish you knew about SQL Server? Hint: BI and data growth have a lot to do with it.
- June 12, 2012
With Microsoft broadcasting the importance of its cloud computing platform, some SQL Server pros want to use the cloud database service as a backup to their on-premises SQL Server databases.
- June 11, 2012
Knowing your way around the monstrous Microsoft show isn’t always easy, but three show veterans give their take on what works.
- June 06, 2012
Mark Kromer gives tips on what he thinks will be the best sessions at Microsoft TechEd 2012, and also comments on SQL Server in the cloud and a recent Amazon announcement.
- April 18, 2012
One of the strongest versions Microsoft has put out in years, SQL Server 2012 first needs to accomplish a monumental task -- overcome database inertia, industry watchers say.
- April 11, 2012
SQL Server 2012 is here, and the Apache Hadoop integration is making the biggest wave, according to some users.
- March 14, 2012
With SQL Server 2012 released in a “virtual launch” this month, Microsoft data platform specialist Mark Kromer tells us what his favorite features of the new release are.