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Leverage SFTP support for Azure Blob Storage to build a unified data lake

Today, we are announcing that SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) support for Azure Blob Storage is generally available. SFTP support for Azure Blob Storage is a fully managed, highly scalable SFTP service that enables simple, secure, and easy-to-manage file transfers ... continue reading
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Data Virtualization with PolyBase for SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Microsoft SQL Server 2022 introduces the newest version of PolyBase, and with it the capability to query data where it lives, virtualize data, and use REST APIs. REST APIs enable SQL Server to be ... continue reading

Azure Synapse Link for SQL

Near-real-time analytics for transactional workloadsPart of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Traditionally, data to serve analytical systems have been extracted from operational data stores using custom-built extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes. These processes are often long-running, exert pressure on the source ... continue reading
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Empowering space development off the planet with Azure

Any developer can be a space developer with Azure. Microsoft has a long history of empowering the software development community. We have the world’s most comprehensive developer tools and platforms from Github to Visual Studio, and we support a wide ... continue reading

The path forward for SQL Server analytics

Today, we are announcing changes to SQL Server analytics which includes:Customer feedbackRetirement of SQL Server 2019 Big Data ClustersRetirement of PolyBase scale-out groupsPath forwardCustomer feedbackWe continue to see increased migration to the cloud, with analytical workloads leading that charge.Customers have ... continue reading

5 reasons Azure Databricks is best for Hadoop workloads

Due to the complexity, high cost of operations, and unscalable infrastructure, on-premises Hadoop platforms have often not delivered on their initial promises to impact business value. As a result, many enterprises are now seeking to modernize their Hadoop platforms to ... continue reading

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU11 Release

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a 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 with ... continue reading

Modernize large-scale NFS workloads and eliminate data silos with Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage, our object storage platform for storing large-scale data helps customers run their applications using a wide range of protocols. With multi-protocol support, customers can run their applications on a single storage platform with no application rewrites necessary, ... continue reading

5 reasons Databricks runs best on Azure

For any organization running big data workloads in the cloud, exceptional scale, performance, and optimization are essential. Databricks customers have multiple choices for their cloud destination. Azure Databricks is the only first-party service offering for Databricks, which provides customers with ... continue reading

Limited-time free quantities offer for Azure Synapse Analytics

Customers with qualifying subscription types* can now try the new serverless SQL pool and Apache Spark pool resources in Azure Synapse Analytics using free quantities until July 31, 2021. Sign-in to your Azure Synapse Analytics account to get started. Serverless ... continue reading