SQL Server High Availability, Scalability and Reliability News
April 28, 2016
Two database experts explain how to take advantage of the opportunity created by SQL Server 2005 end of life and how to build a better database.
February 02, 2016
Microsoft offers a simpler way to configure SQL Server on an Azure virtual machine. Added automation should help speed up the connecting and provisioning process.
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."
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With the official release of SQL Server 2016, the upgrade process is starting. Find out if you're a SQL Server 2016 expert or if you still need to learn about SQL Server 2016 new features. Continue Reading
SQL Server 2016 is being released on June 1, 2016. Learn about Stretch Database, PolyBase, changes to In-Memory OLTP, and other new and updated features in this Essential Guide. Continue Reading
SQL Server 2016 is a SQL-based relational database management system released by Microsoft for general availability on June 1, 2016. It supports transaction processing, data warehousing and analytics uses and provides new and updated features with a... Continue Reading
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With recent improvements in solid-state drive technology, it's time to consider SSD devices for SQL Server storage uses. SSDs can address I/O performance problems, but wear is a worry. Continue Reading
Microsoft continues to improve integration between on-premises data centers with Microsoft Azure. An expert looks at SQL Server 2014 features that enable hybrid cloud scenarios. Continue Reading
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SQL Server licensing is always complicated, and licensing for SQL Server 2016 adds new wrinkles. Expert Michael Otey provides guidance on licensing for different editions and situations. Continue Reading
Not all SQL Server upgrades are created equal and not all require the same level of effort. Learn when to go all out and when to conserve your energy by classifying your upgrades. Continue Reading
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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Asante and Eversheds both cut SQL Server licensing costs using the new DH2i container management software, DxEnterprise. DH2i plans to compete with Microsoft. Continue Reading
Basit Farooq provides five tips for SQL Server users, from avoiding a hardware performance bottleneck to dealing with database design. Continue Reading
AlwaysOn Availability Groups gets improvements in SQL Server 2014, from clustering to the cloud. Continue Reading