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Enabling customer choice, agility, and performance with SQL Server on Red Hat

Since the release of SQL Server 2017 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the industry-leading SQL Server database has been available on Red Hat Linux technologies. Microsoft and Red Hat continue to jointly engineer SQL-related offerings on Red Hat and provide ... continue reading

Migrate SQL workloads to the cloud with confidence

Wouldn't it be great if you could see how a workload will perform in a new environment before migrating a database to the cloud? Then you could fix any queries that have compatibility errors or move forward with the migration ... continue reading

Use hyperscale for your most demanding cloud-born workloads

Sometimes resource demands increase beyond your expectations. Azure SQL Database service continues to meet your needs regardless of your speed of growth. The hyperscale service tier for a single database enables you to scale to 100 TB with fast backup ... continue reading

Azure SQL Database managed instance vs. SQL Server

As organizations face increasing pressure to modernize their applications and infrastructure, the benefits of the cloud have become impossible to ignore. Fortunately, Azure SQL Database managed instance makes it easy to move your SQL Server workloads to the cloud. Nearly ... continue reading

How to provision a Linux SQL Server Virtual Machine in Azure

You’re an existing SQL Server customer and are looking to explore the fast-growing Linux operating system. Whether on-premises or in the cloud, Microsoft has you covered. With SQL Server 2017, and now SQL Server 2019, SQL Server is available on ... continue reading

Tips to select the best Azure SQL deployment option

When it comes time to migrate your SQL workloads to Azure, you have a choice of two main deployment options: SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and Microsoft Azure SQL Database. Each offers its own benefits, so how do you ... continue reading

When to use Azure SQL Virtual Machines

Rearchitecting applications to run in the cloud can be a significant undertaking requiring time, money, and the appropriate skills. If you want to move existing on-premises apps to the cloud, but don't have the necessary resources to rearchitect your applications, ... 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