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Announcing SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 2.2

In September we announced SQL Server 2019 preview, the first release of SQL Server to create a unified data platform by packaging Apache SparkTM and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) together with SQL Server as a single, integrated solution. SQL ... continue reading

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
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
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Azure.Source – Volume 57

PASS Summit v.20 PASS Summit is the largest conference for technical professionals who leverage the Microsoft Data Platform. The 20th summit, which took place in Seattle last week, played host to a number of Azure-related announcements. Harness the future with ... 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
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Yesterday at the Microsoft Ignite conference, we announced that SQL Server 2019 is now in preview and that SQL Server 2019 will include Apache Spark and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for scalable compute and storage. This new architecture that ... continue reading
JSON in SQL Server – Use cases

JSON in SQL Server – Use cases

JSON support in SQL Server 2016+ and Azure SQL Database enables you to combine relational and NoSQL concepts and easily transform relational to semi-structured data and vice-versa. JSON is not a replacement for the exiting relational models, and there are ... continue reading
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Getting Started with #Azure Data Science Virtual Machine on Windows 2016 #DSVM #winserv #VSTS #DevOps

The Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) is a ‘Windows Server 2016 with Containers’ VM & includes popular tools for data exploration, analysis, modeling & development. Highlights: Microsoft R Server – Dev. Ed. (Scalable R) Anaconda Python SQL Server 2017 Dev ... continue reading
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Delivering AI with data: the next generation of Microsoft’s data platform

This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Data Group Leveraging intelligence out of the ever-increasing amounts of data can make the difference between being the next market disruptor or being relegated to the pages of history ... continue reading
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