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More ways to save when you migrate SQL Server data to Azure SQL

A new normal is emerging globally as businesses restart or rebuild in the face of rapidly changing conditions. To keep up with the pace of change and address new opportunities that arise, businesses are looking to the cloud for ways ... continue reading
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Premier Offerings: An Introduction to Power BI Related Offerings

In this series of articles, we will present Premier Services Offerings around Power BI. In this first one we will succinctly present them all, but we will publish other articles to deep dive on those different offers highlighting their values ... continue reading

Premier Offerings: .NET Performance Tuning and Optimization

Introduction Debugging and troubleshooting are necessary activities of application development and test procedures. However, production environments and scenarios rarely coincide with development and test environments and scenarios. Such gaps between predictions and real-life often result as CPU and/or memory consumption ... continue reading
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Compute-optimized Fsv2 hardware in Azure SQL Database

Executive summary For CPU-bound workloads, Fsv2 can improve query response time and workload throughput by 20-40%, compared to Gen5 hardware. What is Fsv2-series hardware? At the Ignite conference in November 2019, we introduced the preview of two new hardware generations ... continue reading

What is built-in intelligence in Azure SQL Database?

First published on MSDN on Sep 12, 2018 Azure SQL Database is a fully managed latest stable version of SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud that has several built-in features that protect and manage your data. These features ... continue reading
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How to develop and submit Spark jobs to SQL Server Big Data Clusters in IntelliJ

Were delighted to release the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ support for SQL Server Big Data Cluster Spark job development and submission. For first-time Spark developers, it can often be hard to get started and build their first application, with long ... continue reading

Server Virtualization w/ Windows Server Hyper-V & System Center Jump Start

First published on MSDN on Nov 08, 2013 Add Hyper-V to your server virtualization skillset and improve your career options: Register for this free course, led by Microsoft experts Symon Perriman and Corey Hynes: Server Virtualization w/ Windows Server Hyper-V ... continue reading
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Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 2 Troubleshooting

Testing guidelines for S2D cluster network and storage components in a common configuration. Instructions on health monitoring included. Part 2 of 4.continue reading
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Processing trillions of events per day with Apache Kafka on Azure

This blog is co-authored by Noor Abani and Negin Raoof, Software Engineer, who jointly performed the benchmark, optimization and performance tuning experiments under the supervision of Nitin Kumar, Siphon team, AI Platform. Our sincere thanks to Dhruv Goel and Uma ... 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