Archive for the ‘SQL Server’ Category

Released: SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v7.4

SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for Oracle, MySQL, SAP ASE (formerly SAP Sybase ASE), DB2, and Access allows users to convert a database schema to a Microsoft SQL Server schema, upload the schema, and then migrate data to the target SQL Server (see below for supported versions).

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June 20, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance

 

New offerings and Software Assurance essential to your ongoing digital transformation

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December 12, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft Business Intelligence – our reporting roadmap

 

For eight consecutive years, Microsoft has been positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. And while each year has seen advances across our product line, this past year’s progress is truly unprecedented. We firmly believe Microsoft now offers the industry’s most complete and modern business intelligence product family – with unmatched breadth and depth.

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October 26, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft announces major commitment to Apache Spark

Microsoft’s big data and analytics offerings announcement, excerpts of the announcement as below:

Spark for Azure HDInsight General Availability, previously announced as public preview, Spark for Azure HDInsight generally available today, and introducing a fully managed Spark service from Hortonworks that has been hardened for the enterprise and made simpler for you to use. You can also rely on the industry’s highest availability service level agreement for Spark at 99.9%. You can get value out of Spark immediately with out-of-the-box integration with Jupyter, the most popular open source notebook for data scientists.

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June 6, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Get ready, SQL Server 2016 coming on June 1st

This post was authored by Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director of Data Platform Marketing.

SQL Server 2016 is the foundation of Microsoft’s data strategy, encompassing innovations that transform data into intelligent action. With this new release, Microsoft is delivering an end-to-end data management and business analytics solution with mission critical intelligence for your most demanding applications as well as insights on your data on any device. Recently, we had the opportunity to showcase the exciting capabilities and what customers are doing with SQL Server 2016 at our Data Driven event. Building on this momentum, today we are excited to announce the following:

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May 3, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft SQL Server Developer Edition is now free

Starting March 2016….

SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition is now a free download for Visual Studio Dev Essentials members (you will be prompted to sign in to Visual Studio Dev Essentials before you can download SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition). We are making this change so that all developers can leverage the capabilities that SQL Server 2014 has to offer for their data solution, and this is another step in making SQL Server more accessible. SQL Server Developer Edition is for development and testing only, and not for production environments or for use with production data.

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May 3, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft Power BI–Gartner Magic Quadrant over time

An interesting PowerBI report (@ the link below) which shows the Gartner Magic Quadrant over time, what I like is, that you can actually simulate and visualise how Microsoft and the other vendors have progressed over the years on Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data warehouse and Data Management solutions and Operational database solutions.

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April 13, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Announcing SQL Server on Linux

 

Announcing SQL Server on Linux – The Official Microsoft Blog

March 9, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Making R the Enterprise Standard for Cross-Platform Analytics, Both On-Premises and in the Cloud – Machine Learning

 

By Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Data Group

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January 12, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration (SharePoint Server 2013)

A great article on storage, capacity planning as well as configuration of (database and / or data tier) SQL server – related to SharePoint Server 2013…..@ the link below:

Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration (SharePoint Server 2013)

August 28, 2013 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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