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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
State of the SQL Server tools

State of the SQL Server tools

This week we're announcing the general availability of SQL Server 2019, a significant milestone for Azure Data and for SQL Server customers. This presents a good moment to give an update on the state of tooling for SQL Server.Since SQL ... continue reading

Visual Studio Code: Develop PySpark jobs for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Today were announcing the support in Visual Studio Code for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters PySpark development and query submission. It provides complementary capabilities to Azure Data Studio for data engineers to author and productionize PySpark jobs after data ... continue reading
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Getting started with Azure SQL Database Hyperscale

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale (or Hyperscale for short :smileyhappy:) takes your database to the next level by removing size and query limitations typically found in cloud databases. Your database can scale up to 100 TB in size and handle more ... continue reading
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Getting started with Azure SQL Database Hyperscale

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale (or Hyperscale for short) takes your database to the next level by removing size and query limitations typically found in cloud databases. Your database can scale up to 100 TB in size and handle more queries ... continue reading
A SQL Server tale of two cities

A SQL Server tale of two cities

No one disputes that data is critical to the lifeblood of business, applications, and the computer industry. SQL Server sits at the forefront of any discussion about data these days. So its no coincidence that SQL Server is seen, heard, ... continue reading
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Operationalizing your PostgreSQL database health checks using SQL Notebooks

In Craig Kerstiens‘s blog post, “A health check playbook for your Postgres database” he emphasizes the need for periodic checks for your Postgres databases to ensure it’s healthy and performing well. Most Postgres database administrators and community members would usually ... continue reading
3 ways to gain insights with SQL Server 2019 big data clusters

3 ways to gain insights with SQL Server 2019 big data clusters

Businesses today are faced with the challenge of staying profitable and investing in future innovations. Speed and flexibility are the name of the game, and effective data-scaling techniques are highly sought after. Yet exploding data volumes, diverse data types, and ... continue reading
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The PowerShell Extension is now in the Azure Data Studio Marketplace

We are excited to announce the PowerShell Extension is available in the Azure Data Studio (ADS) marketplace! Now you can write PowerShell scripts with the full benefits of PowerShell Editor Services using the excellent IDE-like interface that Azure Data Studio ... continue reading
Azure Data Studio – Setting up your environment

Azure Data Studio – Setting up your environment

This blog entry comes from Buck Woody, who recently rejoined the SQL Server team from the Machine Learning and AI team. For those of you who havent met me or read any of my books or blog entries, its great ... continue reading