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November 21, 2017
Microsoft Connect(); 2017 saw the addition of MariaDB and Cassandra to the Azure cloud database lineup. Also discussed: A set of Spark-based analytics services called Azure Databricks.
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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