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November 12, 2018
Microsoft embeds its SSRS reporting software and more-advanced data preparation tools in Power BI, part of a plan to blend self-service and enterprise BI for users.
August 29, 2018
Talend released software that does bulk data uploads to Microsoft's Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The goal is to streamline data integration and support real-time analytics.
July 23, 2015
Version 17 of SAP SQL Anywhere is a major update that encompasses everything from improved availability to secure data synchronization.
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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