Microsoft SQL Server Database Development News
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.
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.
September 13, 2011
In this Q&A, Microsoft’s Mark Kromer discusses the company’s preview of SQL Server connectors for Hadoop and the shift to the Open Database Connectivity interface for data access.
May 20, 2011
Cloud was the word at Microsoft TechEd, but attendees’ interest was rooted in SQL Server Denali, the upcoming version of the database that will be released in a CTP this summer.
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DBCC CHECKDB, a long-awaited feature for SQL Server Analysis Services, provides the ability to perform database consistency checks against tabular and multidimensional databases. Continue Reading
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In SQL Server, SQL CONSTRAINT clauses let you control values entered into a column. Learn about FOREIGN KEY, CHECK and DEFAULT constraints here. Continue Reading
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