Databases


Microsoft Azure Gets Database and Search Services Additions

Microsoft announced a few Azure improvements today that may be of interest for data analysts or developers needing to connect applications to databases or search services.

Microsoft Fixes Flawed ISOs of SQL Server 2012 SP2

Microsoft indicated late last week that it has fixed a problem with SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 that may have affected some of its TechNet or MSDN subscribers.

Are Too Many SQL Server Indexes Hurting Your Performance?

The question leads to an even more important question: do your users care?

Microsoft Fixing SQL Server 2012 SP2 Slipstream ISO Problem

Microsoft announced this week that it is having problems with ISO releases of SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2.

Relational Database Engine: Doomed in a NoSQL World?

While NoSQL has taken over many of the duties that the relational database engine used to do, relying only on NoSQL could lead to some issues.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2012 SP2

Microsoft released SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 this week.

Report Sees Cloud Role for Database Backup and Disaster Recovery

Organizations are showing greater interest in using cloud services for database backup and disaster recovery scenarios, according to a Microsoft-sponsored study.

Microsoft Announces New Service Tiers for Azure SQL Database

Microsoft on Thursday announced it will be bringing new preview service tiers to Microsoft Azure SQL Database.

Microsoft Unveils 2 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."

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