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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.
March 24, 2015
If SQL Server appliances are on your radar, you have options, but the price tag is high. Do your homework before buying. Here are the current offerings.
November 07, 2014
Microsoft previewed a cloud database update and highlighted three new analytics applications at PASS 2014, reflecting its idea of using data to 'understand the past, analyze the present and predict the future.
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Microsoft now lets SQL Server databases run in Docker containers, a capability that depends on using volumes to store data in a persistent way outside the containers. Continue Reading
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Here's a list of notable trends related to SQL Server that IT teams should be ready for over the next 12 months. Among them: increased use of the cloud, AI, Linux and containers. Continue Reading
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DH2i's DxEnterprise is the first application container management software designed for SQL Server. Containerization boosts mobility and reduces downtimes. Continue Reading
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Docker containers can make the SQL Server deployment process more efficient and flexible. Here's what they are and how to get started on creating containers for SQL Server databases. Continue Reading
As many in IT have learned the hard way, building software containers for systems like SQL Server can be tough. That's where Dockerfiles come in to help automate the process. Continue Reading
Containerized apps are everywhere, but you can also run databases in containers. Follow these commands to customize SQL Server images in Docker containers. 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
The increasing need for SQL Server instances is raising costs. Basit Farooq shows you how to control the costs through effective virtualization. Continue Reading
Microsoft is all about the cloud SQL Server 2014, especially if it's Microsoft's own cloud. That's why there is built-in Azure integration. Continue Reading