Category Archives : #SQLServer

20

Sep

Backup Compression for TDE-enabled Databases: Important fixes in SQL 2016 SP1 CU4 and SQL 2016 RTM CU7

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/backup-compression-for-tde-enabled-databases-important-fixes-in-sql-2016-sp1-cu4-and-sql-2016-rtm-cu7/   Backup Compression and Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) have been two immensely valuable and popular features for customers in SQL Server. In SQL Server 2016, backup compression was enabled for TDE databases where if you backup a TDE READ MORE

31

Aug

Six reasons to consider SQL Server 2017—especially if you’re on Linux

“Data is currency” is the rule of thumb in business. As with money, business data must be accessible, accurate, and usable across disparate contexts if an organization is to realize greater ROI while keeping costs under control. CIOs understand that the need to manage data—its location, composition, and utility—is as important as managing a balance sheet. For many companies, the solution is SQL Server, the industry gold standard for database management.

But what about the many tech startups and cloud enterprises running open-source platforms? These organizations face challenges with reliably integrating, categorizing, and accessing all types of business data in an often-heterogeneous world of platforms, apps, and devices.

The good news is SQL Server 2017 runs on Linux. Two Linux-based organizations, Convergent Computing and dv01, migrated to SQL Server 2017 for the capabilities and tools to manage and optimize their data “currency.” They share their stories in the new e-book, SQL Server 2017 on Linux: Top Six Reasons Companies Make the Move.

In the e-book, leadership at Convergent and dv01 cover the benefits they gained with SQL on Linux, including:

Flexibility. Use familiar languages on the platform and cloud of your choice. Performance. Take advantage of faster queries with simultaneous

03

Aug

Looking for your biggest career opportunity at Microsoft?

Are you looking for your biggest career opportunity at Microsoft? It’s an exciting time to become part of the Cloud and Enterprise team in the Enterprise Partner Group (EPG). As Global Technical Lead for Data Platform I am excited about READ MORE

10

Jul

Announcing Spark for Azure HDInsight public preview
Announcing Spark for Azure HDInsight public preview

From Data Plaform Blog: Lighting up interactive insights on big data By T. K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, corporate vice president, Data Platform Today, we’re announcing the public preview of Spark for Azure HDInsight and the upcoming general availability of Power BI READ MORE

09

Jul

Datazen Publisher for Windows 7 Preview now available
Datazen Publisher for Windows 7 Preview now available

From Data Plaform Blog: We are pleased to announce the availability of Datazen Publisher for Windows 7 Preview. Datazen Publisher is the single point for creation and publishing of rich, interactive visualizations. You can simply connect to the Datazen Server READ MORE

01

Jul

Preview the new JDBC 4.2 for SQL Server Driver

From Data Platform Blog: Today we are pleased to announce availability of the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Microsoft JDBC 4.2 Driver for SQL Server! The driver provides robust data access to Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL READ MORE

24

Jun

From Data Platform Blog: From Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director, Data Platform In the SQL Server CTP 2 blog, T.K. Ranga Rengarajan, CVP of SQL Server engineering, discussed bringing cloud first innovations to SQL Server 2016. This includes a rapid preview model READ MORE

24

Jun

From Data Platform Blog: Following the release of SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.0 last month, the SQL Server engineering team is excited to announce the immediate availability of CTP 2.1 release for download. The release includes improvements for three new READ MORE

24

Jun

Azure SQL Data Warehouse opens for Limited Public Preview
Azure SQL Data Warehouse opens for Limited Public Preview

From Data Platform Blog: By Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director, Data Platform At the Build conference in April, we announced Azure SQL Data Warehouse, our new enterprise-class elastic data warehouse-as-a-service. Today, we’re pleased to announce that Azure SQL Data Warehouse is READ MORE

10

Jun

From Data Platform Blog: Microsoft is committed to continuous innovation to make Azure the best cloud platform for running hyper-scale big data projects. This includes an existing Hadoop-as-a-service solution, Azure HDInsight, a hyper-scale repository for big data, Azure Data Lake, READ MORE