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SQL Server 2017 on SUSE Enterprise Linux Server offer

This post is authored by John ‘JG’ Chirapurath, General Manager, Azure Data. Since SQL Server 2017 on Linux was made generally available on October 2, 2017, we have seen tremendous growth in adoption. We’ve had ~ 5 million Docker pulls ... continue reading

Introducing the Windows Server Storage Migration Service

Hi Folks, Ned here again with big news: Windows Server 2019 Preview contains an entirely new feature! The Storage Migration Service helps you migrate servers and their data without reconfiguring applications or users. Migrates unstructured data from anywhere into Azure ... continue reading

Azure.Source – Volume 26

Last week, Azure expanded its global footprint with new regions available for Australia and New Zealand. In addition, updates were made to reduce your Azure cost, such as flexible new ways to purchase Azure SQL Database, a new inexpensive pricing ... continue reading

Fast and easy development with Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL

This blog post was co-authored by James Ashley, MR and AI Architect, Microsoft MVP. Developers sometimes get anxious when it comes to hooking up a database for their apps. However, with Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL, ... continue reading

Azure.Source – Volume 25

One of the biggest news items out of last week was the arrival of Virtual Machine Serial Console access in public preview in all global regions. This is something customers have wanted for some time and the team was ecstatic ... continue reading

How Catania secures public data with Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Digital transformation is a key theme for public sector today. Government organizations big and small, want to leverage cloud technologies to deliver improved citizen services while keeping costs under control. However, security and compliance especially when dealing with a large ... continue reading

Azure.Source – Volume 24

Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL, the next generation of Azure Alerts, and Azure Databricks are now generally available. Last week, we were at GDC 2018 in San Francisco with representation from Azure, PlayFab and Xbox. Meanwhile at OCP ... continue reading

Modernize index maintenance with Resumable Online Index Rebuild

As we know, the index is one of the most powerful tools for optimizing database performance. As you insert, update, and delete rows, indexes become more fragmented and less effective. Because of this, DBAs regularly do index rebuild operations. With ... continue reading

Last Week in Azure #22: Week of March 5

Last week, it became even more evident that Azure is the best place for all of your applications and data with numerous announcements about investments that dramatically expand the choice and ROI of moving your SQL Server and open source ... continue reading
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