Databases


Microsoft Unveils Two New Data Platform Products

In addition to the recently released SQL Server 2014, Microsoft announced two new data platform products at an event in San Francisco today, the Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service and the Analytics Platform System.

When Should You Create New SQL Server Indexes?

Here's how to spot when new indexes are needed to improve performance.

SQL Server 2014 Now Available

SQL Server 2014 and the SQL Server Backup to Microsoft Azure Tool both hit their "general availability" milestones today.

SQL Server 2014 Hits Metal, Release Set for April 1

SQL Server 2014 hit its "release-to-manufacturing" milestone today, with Microsoft projecting an April 1 commercial release.

Install a Windows Azure Cloud Right in Your Datacenter

And the best part? No extra charge needed.

Exploring SQL Server's Distributed Transactions

Here's what you need to know about distributed transaction and when you should use one.

Microsoft Planning To Release SP2 for SQL Server 2012

Microsoft let it be known this week that Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2012 will be coming "later this year."

Access Apps for Office 365 Ready for Production Use

Access apps have reached Microsoft's "general availability" milestone.

Using In-Memory OLTP Tables in SQL Server 2014

Knowing exactly what in-memory OLTP tables are used for will help you make the most of one of SQL Server's newest features.

Expert Describes SQL Server 2012 Licensing Pitfalls and Strategies

Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 licensing can come with some costly pitfalls, according to a licensing expert.

Troubleshoot Slow-Running Queries In SQL Server

Denny breaks down how to identify and fix speed issues in multiple versions of SQL Server.

Dealing with Negative Session ID Denials in SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server MVP Denny Cherry breaks down multiple ways on how to troubleshoot a type -2 blocking session ID error.

Windows Azure HDInsight Now Available

Microsoft on Monday announced the "general availability" of Windows Azure HDInsight, the company's cloud-based distribution of Hadoop.

SQL Server 2014 CTP2 Now Available

Microsoft today announced the availability of SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 2.

Going Big Data: What IT Managers Need to Know

The traditional SQL database is under siege by modern information stores that can process larger volumes of data designed for the cloud era more rapidly. Here's your guide to what's going on in the big data world and the major players to watch.

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