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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
What’s new with SQL Server 2019 Linux features

What’s new with SQL Server 2019 Linux features

With SQL Server 2017, Microsoft entered the world of multi-OS platform support for SQL Server. For many technical professionals, the ability to run SQL Server on the same open source operating system as the rest of the application stack is ... 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

New Data Exposed episode: Discovering, classifying, labeling & protecting SQL data

Learn all about the new data classification capabilities built into Azure SQL Database. Data Classification enables discovering, classifying, labeling & protecting the sensitive data in your databases. Examples of sensitive data include business, financial, healthcare, personally identifiable data (PII). Discovering ... 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
PASS Summit 2019.

Reflections on PASS Summit 2019 from the SQL Tools Team

Last September at Microsoft Ignite 2018, Rohan Kumar, Corporate Vice President of Azure Data, announced the general availability of Azure Data Studio. This month, a little over a year later, Azure Data Studio took PASS Summit 2019 by storm, from ... 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
Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

In the most recent releases, SQL Server went beyond relational data and enabled support for graph data, R, and Python machine learning, while making SQL Server available on Linux and containers in addition to Windows. At the same time, organizations ... continue reading

New memory and compute optimized hardware options in Azure SQL Database

Now in preview, M-series and Fsv2-series are new hardware generations in Azure SQL Database specialized for workloads requiring very high compute or memory scale, or very fast CPU speed. Gen5 in SQL Database continues to provide a balanced compute and ... continue reading
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Ingest real time streaming data in SQL Database tables

Ingest real time streaming data in SQL Database tables directly from the Azure SQL Portal Do you have real time streaming data in Event Hub or IoT Hub? Do you want to ingest that data in your SQL Database without ... continue reading