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May 2012, Vol. 10

Big data a big deal for SQL Server 2012, users say

More on SQL Server 2012 Check out our SQL Server 2012 guide Read about SQL Server 2012 licensing Business intelligence is a focus of SQL Server 2012 For Frank Rietta, the fact that Microsoft has been willing to work with an established open source project is the best part of SQL Server 2012. Rietta is talking about the Apache Hadoop integration with SQL Server 2012. He is a software developer and president of Atlanta-based Rietta Inc., one of the member companies at the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), which runs the incubator program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. “Big data is becoming increasingly important even for small startups,” he said. And Microsoft’s partnering with established open source project is “refreshing,” he said. The alternative would have been reinventing the wheel, rendering itself incompatible with the competition. Rietta added that some of the new features in SQL Server 2012 look useful, including column-based querying, enhanced Excel-based analytics and reporting, and high ...

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