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Get up to speed with Azure HDInsight: The comprehensive guide

Azure HDInsight is an easy, cost-effective, enterprise-grade service for open source analytics. With HDInsight, you get managed clusters for various Apache big data technologies, such as Spark, MapReduce, Kafka, Hive, HBase, Storm and ML Services backed by a 99.9% SLA ... continue reading
#Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 3 of 4 Data Migration #Azure #SQL

#Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 3 of 4 Data Migration #Azure #SQL

Hyper-V Clusters front tier with SQL Clusters in the Backend SQL assessment and Data Migration to Azure This blogpost is about SQL assessment and Data Migration to your Azure design in the Cloud in a secure way. Before you begin ... continue reading
SSMS 18.0 Public Preview 5 Released

SSMS 18.0 Public Preview 5 Released

We are very excited to announce the release of Public Preview 5 of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0. This release has a number of new features and capabilities and several bug fixes across SQL Server Management Objects (SMO), UI, ... continue reading
Creating a data hub for your analytics with PolyBase

Creating a data hub for your analytics with PolyBase

Data is the new currency of the digital world, and Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help businesses and consumers get the most out of their data assets. With the leading database in the world, SQL Server, and the rapidly growing ... continue reading
Harness the future with the ultimate hybrid platform for data and AI

Harness the future with the ultimate hybrid platform for data and AI

Today Im excited to give the Day 1 keynote at PASS Summit v.20, a gathering of our longtime community of SQL Server users and data professionals. PASS Summit is an amazing chance to see the faces of old and new ... continue reading
Data and AI Services training roundup October 2018

Data and AI Services training roundup October 2018

To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, were releasing a monthly list of the latest free Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post. SQL Server 2019 SQL Server 2019 brings innovative security and ... continue reading
Azure Data Studio for SQL Server

Azure Data Studio for SQL Server

Azure Data Studio is a new cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals using the family of on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Previously released under the preview name SQL Operations Studio, Azure Data Studio offers a ... continue reading

Complying with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Microsoft Data Platform technologies

This post is authored by Frederico Pravatta Rezende, Senior Product Marketing Manager, CADD & AI. Is your organization prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? If your company does business in Europe, you’ll need to be aware of this ... continue reading
What’s new in SSMS 17.5: Data Discovery and Classification

What’s new in SSMS 17.5: Data Discovery and Classification

This post is authored by Alan Yu, Program Manager, SQL Server. We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.5! Download SSMS 17.5 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.5 provides support ... continue reading
Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

Special thanks to MSAsset engineering team’s Peter Liu (Senior Software Engineer) and Shail Batra (Principal Software Engineering Manager) for sharing their migration story with the Azure SQL Database product team. Microsoft uses an internally written service called MSAsset to manage ... continue reading