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Apache Spark Connector for SQL Server and Azure SQL is now open source

Accelerating big data analytics with the Spark connector for SQL ServerWe’re happy to announce that we have open–sourced the Apache Spark Connector for SQL Server and Azure SQL on GitHub. Born out of Microsoft's SQL Server Big Data Clusters investments, ... continue reading
Failover Clustering Networking Basics and Fundamentals

Failover Clustering Networking Basics and Fundamentals

My name is John Marlin and I am with the High Availability and Storage Team here and today I want to talk about Failover Clustering and Networking. Networking is a fundamental key with Failover Clustering that sometimes is overlooked but ... continue reading
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Azure Kubernetes Service Cluster Capacity Planning

This article focuses on network capacity planning of AKS clusters but keep in mind folks that it is important that for a complete capacity planning, compute and storage resources must also be considered. How many nodes do I need in ... continue reading

Cost optimization strategies for cloud-native application development

Today, we’ll explore some strategies that you can leverage on Azure to optimize your cloud-native application development process using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and managed databases, such as Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Optimize compute resources with ... continue reading

Seven ways to achieve cost savings and deliver efficiencies with Azure infrastructure

The global health crisis has transformed the way we work and live. At Microsoft, we are committed to doing what we can to help our customers respond to the crisis and plan ahead for future success. In the past couple ... continue reading
Deploy a Windows Server container on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Deploy a Windows Server container on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

The Windows Container team announced an update to the Container extension for Windows Admin Center with a couple of new features like pushing Container images to an Azure Container Registry. In this blog post, I want to provide you with ... continue reading

Expanding SQL Server Big Data Clusters capabilities, now on Red Hat OpenShift

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a new capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. BDC extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL engine ... continue reading
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Advancing Microsoft Teams on Azure—operating at pandemic scale

“The COVID-19 pandemic has reset what it means to work, study, and socialize. Like many of us, I have come to rely on Microsoft Teams as my connection to my colleagues. In this post, our friends from the Microsoft Teams ... continue reading
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Network Policy in Kubernetes using Calico

Introduction to the problem All pods in Kubernetes can reach each other. For example, the frontend can reach the backend and the backend can reach the database. That is expected and normal. But this openness can make problems like: The ... continue reading

Optimize costs and increase agility with the latest SAP on Azure offerings

SAP SAPPHIRE NOW is an event we look forward to year after year, as it’s always a place to meet our customers and learn how we can continue to support their evolving needs. This year, those conversations will take a ... continue reading