- September 26, 2017
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 becomes available in October. In addition to a version that runs on Linux, new features include support for Python-based analytics.
- July 27, 2017
SQL Server for Linux has gained added features on its way to general availability as part of the almost-ready SQL Server 2017. Meanwhile, its Windows-based brother is upping its high availability quotient.
- July 12, 2017
Spirited competition is under way among cloud providers as they enhance large-scale relational data warehouses in the cloud. An Azure SQL Data Warehouse update by Microsoft is the latest example.
- May 18, 2017
There are bits of DocumentDB at the foundation of Microsoft's Azure Cosmos DB, a multimodel database that supports multiple modes of data processing.
- April 21, 2017
Python is no longer a database outsider at Microsoft. The programming language is riding alongside R for analytics uses as SQL Server 2017 moves to its second preview release.
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- March 22, 2017
So far, data has been left out of the DevOps discussion. But DevOps for databases could grow if tools like Redgate's bundle embedded in Visual Studio 2017 carry through on their promises.
- November 18, 2016
Microsoft looks to broaden the horizons of SQL Server, as it moves some Enterprise features to Standard Edition and issues the first public preview of a release supporting SQL Server on Linux.
- November 14, 2016
A link between Cask Data's CDAP application and integration environment and Azure HDInsight, Microsoft's Hadoop cloud service, is meant to cut development time on big data applications.
- 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.
- May 25, 2016
Microsoft wants to make Oracle customers an offer they can't refuse: free SQL Server licensing if they switch over. The question is whether or not the deal is as good as it looks.
- May 13, 2016
SQL Server 2016 is on the launch pad for a June 1 release with a number of notable built-in features along with improvements to some long-neglected capabilities.
- April 28, 2016
Two database industry experts discuss infrastructure and analytics trends to consider for database upgrades following the end of SQL Server 2005 extended support.
- 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.
- March 16, 2016
Microsoft put aside its rocky relationship with open source and will release SQL Server on Linux in mid-2017. This won't be a simple process, but it could net Microsoft new customers.