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Reaching Azure disk storage limit on General Purpose Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is SQL Server implementation on Azure cloud that keeps all database files on Azure storage. In this post you will see how Managed Instance allocates disks in the storage layer and why is this important ... continue reading

Azure Block Blob Storage Backup

Azure Blob Storage is Microsoft's massively scalable cloud object store. Blob Storage is ideal for storing any unstructured data such as images, documents and other file types. Read this Introduction to object storage in Azure to learn more about how ... continue reading

Database ownership chaining in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance enables you to run cross-database queries the same way you do it in SQL Server. It also supports cross-database ownership chaining that will be explained in this post. Cross database ownership chaining enables logins to access ... continue reading

Azure #HDInsight Apache Phoenix now supports Zeppelin

The HDInsight team is excited to announce Apache Zeppelin Support for Apache Phoenix Phoenix in Azure HDInsight Apache Phoenix is an open source, massively parallel relational database layer built on HBase. Phoenix allows you to use SQL like queries over ... continue reading
Screenshot showing Windows Containers in Azure App Service pricing tiers

Azure.Source – Volume 44

Now in preview Announcing the public preview of Windows Container Support in Azure App Service - Windows Server Containers in Web App are now available in public preview. Azure App Service provides pre-defined application stacks on Windows like ASP.NET or ... continue reading
Bloombase StoreSafe

Azure Marketplace new offers: July 1–15

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From July 1 to 15, 97 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Virtual Machines Bloombase StoreSafe: Bloombase StoreSafe delivers agentless, non-disruptive, ... continue reading

How to enhance HDInsight security with service endpoints

HDInsight enterprise customers work with some of the most sensitive data in the world. They want to be able to lock down access to this data at the networking layer as well. However, while service endpoints have been available in ... continue reading
July 2018 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

July 2018 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our July 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 MSDN forums. The following continues to be the ... continue reading

Cloud data and AI services training roundup August 2018

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) sessions in one convenient post. SQL Server Build modern applications using the language of your ... continue reading