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Town of Cary parking lot during a flood. Several cars parked in three-foot high flood water.

Town of Cary innovates flood prediction with IoT

This post was co-authored by Daniel Sumner, Worldwide Industry Director, Government—Smart Infrastructure at Microsoft. According to Flood Safety, flooding is the most common type of natural disaster worldwide. It affects tens of millions of people around the world each year ... continue reading

Open innovation, customer choice, and reliability with SQL Server on SUSE

With nearly two decades of delivering joint innovation to meet changing business demands, Microsoft and SUSE continue to focus on enabling digital transformation for our customers, building on open source solutions, and a seamless collaborative support model for SUSE workloads ... continue reading
Create an engine for business-changing insights with Azure Synapse Analytics to serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.

Learn how to deliver insights faster with Azure Synapse Analytics

Today, it’s even more critical to have a data-driven culture. Analytics and AI play a pivotal role in helping businesses make insights-driven decisions—decisions to transform supply chains, develop new ways to interact with customers, and evaluate new offerings. Many organizations ... continue reading

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

Go serverless: Big data processing with Azure Event Hubs for Apache Kafka

Working with Apache Kafka and want to simplify management of your infrastructure? Lena Hall joins Scott Hanselman to show you can keep using Apache Kafka libraries for hundreds of projects, and try Azure Event Hubs behind the scenes to focus ... continue reading
How to use Azure Data Box for Migrations

How to use Azure Data Box for Migrations

Data is something we all have, at home I have about 2TB of data stored on various hard drives, some of it’s duplicated, some of its backups, some of its super important while the rest is just random stuff I ... 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

Azure is now certified for the ISO/IEC 27701 privacy standard

We are pleased to share that Azure is the first major US cloud provider to achieve certification as a data processor for the new international standard ISO/IEC 27701 Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). The PIMS certification demonstrates that Azure provides ... 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

Tools and commands for running SQL Server 2019 on Linux

Organizations that embraced the option to run Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux have been looking forward to the release of SQL Server 2019. Regardless of which operating system (OS) you choose, it's the same SQL Server database code, and ... continue reading