- April 18, 2012
One of the strongest versions Microsoft has put out in years, SQL Server 2012 first needs to accomplish a monumental task -- overcome database inertia, industry watchers say.
- April 11, 2012
SQL Server 2012 is here, and the Apache Hadoop integration is making the biggest wave, according to some users.
- March 14, 2012
With SQL Server 2012 released in a “virtual launch” this month, Microsoft data platform specialist Mark Kromer tells us what his favorite features of the new release are.
- March 12, 2012
Are you considering moving your database to Azure? Concerned about complexity? Read this tip from expert Denny Cherry. Migrating to SQL Azure might be the easiest move ever.
- March 02, 2012
Better SQL Server scalability and lower costs have furthered Microsoft’s reach in recent years, industry observers say, and that’s good, because the competition is big and knows the turf well.
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- March 01, 2012
Microsoft technical fellow David DeWitt is secretly developing a data management system that can do the jobs of both SQL and NoSQL databases. Can he bring the two sides together?
- February 14, 2012
Microsoft database platform specialist Mark Kromer talks in this Q&A about Microsoft SQL Server 2012 “big data” capabilities, as well as what SQL Server has in store for open source and cloud computing this year.
- February 13, 2012
With SQL Server 2012 coming out and the growing influence of the SQL Azure cloud and “big data,” the SQL Server landscape could see some major changes in the coming months.
- January 19, 2012
SQL Server data warehousing may have seemed a misnomer a few years ago. But many Microsoft shops with growing data needs are seeing the benefits of native products.
- January 18, 2012
With tool sets still evolving, developers face stiff challenges in integrating data in hybrid SQL Server-SQL Azure environments.
- December 05, 2011
A recent wave of high-profile attacks has highlighted the importance of securing SQL Server. But protecting the database application is something most companies have historically overlooked.
- November 15, 2011
In this interview, Microsoft executive Mark Kromer discusses newly unveiled Microsoft ‘big data’ features and products announced at last month’s PASS Summit 2011.
- October 20, 2011
Microsoft StreamInsight, a complex event processing product, is a stab at a whole new space for the company, and not a bad one at that, experts say.
- October 19, 2011
Microsoft’s master data management product in SQL Server, Master Data Services, drew tepid reviews from users, but the company has high hopes for a revamped release.
- October 13, 2011
Microsoft said it will release SQL Server 2012, formerly Denali, next year and detailed its Hadoop-based strategy for handling the explosion of big data at the PASS 2011 conference.