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Creating a data hub for your analytics with PolyBase

Creating a data hub for your analytics with PolyBase

Data is the new currency of the digital world, and Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help businesses and consumers get the most out of their data assets. With the leading database in the world, SQL Server, and the rapidly growing ... continue reading

Mission critical performance with Ultra SSD for SQL Server on Azure VM

This blog post was authored by Mine Tokus, Senior Program Manager, COGS Data - SQL DB. We recently published “Storage Configuration Guidelines for SQL Server on Azure VM” on the SQL Database Engine Blog summarizing the test findings from running ... continue reading
DBA essentials—SQL Server 2017 security, performance tuning, and more—inside out

DBA essentials—SQL Server 2017 security, performance tuning, and more—inside out

Whether youre an experienced DBA with multiple certifications or just starting on your SQL Server DBA journey, you face challenges constantly for putting your organizations data to work. To turn the next-to-impossible into the practical, you need a comprehensive resource ... continue reading
SQL Server 2019: Celebrating 25 years of SQL Server Database Engine and the path forward

SQL Server 2019: Celebrating 25 years of SQL Server Database Engine and the path forward

This post is authored by Amit Banerjee, Principal PM Manager, SQL Server andBob Ward,Principal Architect, Microsoft SQL Server Data Services. SQL Server has provided enterprises the capability to manage all facets of their relational data. Over the years, we have ... continue reading

Storage Configuration Guidelines for SQL Server on Azure VM

SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines service offers the full control of VM and SQL Server and enables the simplest cloud migration path for SQL Server workloads. SQL IaaS Extension is installed on each SQL VM created through Azure Market ... continue reading
SQL Server 2019 preview combines SQL Server and Apache Spark to create a unified data platform

SQL Server 2019 preview combines SQL Server and Apache Spark to create a unified data platform

Today at Ignite, Microsoft announced the preview of SQL Server 2019. For 25 years, SQL Server has helped enterprises manage all facets of their relational data. In recent releases, SQL Server has gone beyond querying relational data by unifying graph ... continue reading
Pearl Abyss: Massive Scale using Azure SQL Database

Pearl Abyss: Massive Scale using Azure SQL Database

Pearl Abyss is a Korea based game development studio established in 2009. Black Desert Online, a PC-massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), is their main title in production published across the globe. On February 28, 2018, Pearl Abyss launched Black ... continue reading
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Azure SQL Database team at Data Platform Summit 2018

Azure SQL Database Engineering Team (@azuresqldb) represented by (Ajay Jagannathan, and Sunil Agarwal) will be speaking at Data Platform Summit 2018 (#DPS10), Asia’s Premier Data & Analytics Conference taking place on August 9-11 in Bangalore, India. Data Platform Summit 2018 ... continue reading

Monitoring performance of natively compiled stored procedures – database-scoped configuration options

We just added new database-scoped configuration options that will help with monitoring performance of natively compiled stored procedures. The new options XTP_PROCEDURE_EXECUTION_STATISTICS and XTP_QUERY_EXECUTION_STATISTICS are available now in Azure SQL Database, and will be available in the next major release ... continue reading
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