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SQL Bits 2020 is happening in London: join us March 31 to April 4

It's that time of the year when the Microsoft Azure Data engineering team is getting ready to participate at SQL Bits 2020. Excitement for this year's show is everywhere, as SQL Bits provides us with a unique opportunity to learn, ... continue reading
Big Data Clusters Reference Architecture

The ultimate performance for your big data with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Cluster enables intelligence over all your data and helps remove data silos by combining both structured and unstructured data across the entire data estate. Big Data Clusters integrates Microsoft SQL Server and the best ... continue reading

Improvements to machine learning capabilities in SQL Server 2019

Many organizations seek to do more with their data than pump out dashboards and reports. Applying advanced analytical approaches such as machine learning is an essential arena of knowledge for any data professional. While database administrators (DBAs) don't necessarily have ... continue reading

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

Five essential skills for today’s database administrators

DevOps, the cloud, and new database technologies mean our jobs as database administrators (DBAs) are changing at an ever-faster pace. If you're fascinated by data and all the things you can do with it, it's a thrilling time to be ... 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