SQL Server Data Warehousing News
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.
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.
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A need for data warehouses designed for large-volume data loading and complex analytical workloads led to Microsoft's Analytics Platform System. Continue Reading
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Like other cloud services, cloud data warehouse platforms can offer potential savings, faster rollouts and the ability to scale up or down easily -- but there are challenges, too. Continue Reading
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 will be released next year. But in 2015, we've already had a glimpse into improved in-memory OLTP, security features, analytics and Stretch Database. Continue Reading
With PolyBase, when you use SQL Server 2016 as your data source, you have easy access to Hadoop and Azure Blob Storage data from whatever environment you're working in. Continue Reading
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Microsoft has added Distributed Transaction Coordinator support, optimized log transport and other features to AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL Server 2016. Continue Reading
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The BI Semantic Model and Data Quality Services: These are two of the five SQL Server 2012 BI features that highlight this database release. Continue Reading
Take a look at some HP and Dell SQL Server 2012 data warehouse appliances to see if any might fit your business needs. Continue Reading
In addition to creating tables and adding columns, SQL Server Management Studio Table Designer can also set constraints. Continue Reading