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September 25, 2018
A SQL Server 2019 preview brings Hadoop and Spark into the fold, positioning the database as an all-purpose data portal. Azure Cosmos DB also gets an update.
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.
June 11, 2018
The looming Microsoft-GitHub pairing confirms the company's rebirth as an open source friend. Data tools on the Azure cloud are part of the motivation.
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.
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