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Easier management of PolyBase and relational data through SQL Server 2019

The days when a database administrator (DBA) could specialize solely in a single database technology are rapidly ending. Today, we're much more likely than ever before to be asked to bring together many types of data from diverse sources. Although ... continue reading

How to configure persistent memory for SQL Server on Linux

With the release of SQL Server 2019 on Linux, Microsoft introduced persistent memory (PMEM) support on Linux. This is an exciting development, as previous versions of SQL Server on Linux didn't support PMEM. Let's look at how to configure the ... continue reading

How to deploy SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters is a scale-out, data virtualization platform built on top of the Kubernetes container platform. This ensures a predictable, fast, and elastically scalable deployment, regardless of where it's deployed. In this blog post, we'll explain ... continue reading

Introducing SIOS high availability for SQL Server 2008/R2 in Azure

Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ended on July 9, 2019. That means the end of regular security updates. However, if you move those SQL Server instances to Azure or Azure Stack, Microsoft will give you three years ... continue reading
September 2018 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

September 2018 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

First published on MSDN on Oct 08, 2018 Congratulations to our September top 10 contributors! Alberto Morillo and Visakh Murukesan maintain their top positions. This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top Database Systems contributors on ... continue reading
August 2018 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

August 2018 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

First published on MSDN on Sep 25, 2018 Congratulations to our August top 10 contributors! Alberto Morillo and Visakh Murukesan maintain their top positions. This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top Database Systems contributors on ... continue reading
Introducing Batch Mode on Rowstore

Introducing Batch Mode on Rowstore

First published on MSDN on Sep 24, 2018 Last year SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduced query processing improvements that adapt optimization strategies to your application workload’s run-time conditions. These improvements included: batch mode adaptive joins , batch ... continue reading
Advanced data security data flow chart for SQL Server on virtual machine.

Advanced data security for SQL Server is coming to Azure Virtual Machines

This post was written by Michael Makhlevich Our customers have asked for this and weve been listening advanced data security is now available for SQL Server onAzure Virtual Machines!Using just a few simple steps, you can nowprotectyour SQL ServerinstallationsonAzure VMswith ... continue reading

#SQLDataWins is back!

You love data. You love the way it helps you and your organization make better decisions. You love the way it creates real insight into trends that are shaping our world. Plus, data is just plain cool; whats not to ... continue reading

Free cloud data services training roundup

To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, were releasing a monthly list of the latest free data and artificial intelligence (AI) trainings in one convenient post. SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 end of support End ... continue reading