Databases


Evaluating Microsoft's SQL Server on Linux Gamble

Plus: Will Microsoft's courtship of Oracle customers be successful?

Microsoft Courting Oracle Users with SQL Server 2016

Microsoft laid out the case for enterprises to ditch Oracle's database system for its own at this week's Data Driven conference in New York City.

Microsoft Bringing SQL Server 2016 to Linux

Microsoft on Monday announced that its SQL Server 2016 database system will be coming to the Linux platform.

Microsoft Support Ending in 2016 for IE, .NET Framework and SQL Server Versions

The year 2016 will see the end of "extended support" for some Microsoft products.

Microsoft Buys Big Data Analytics Startup Metanautix

Microsoft announced the acquisition of Metanautix today, a three-year-old startup company that makes a Big Data analytics solution.

Microsoft Releases Latest SQL Server 2012 Service Pack

Microsoft has announced that SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 is now available.

SQL Server 2016 Preview Reveals Path to Azure and Big Data

The next version of the Microsoft flagship database promises to add dynamic extensions to Azure and real time links between structured and unstructured data.

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2016 CTP 3, Azure Data Lake Preview and More

Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft's new Data Group head, today announced a new CTP of SQL Server 2016, along with a preview of Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics services and a preview of Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.

Top 7 Features Coming to SQL Server 2016

SQL 2016 has a number of major enhancements which will help whether or not you are implementing on-prem, in Azure or in a hybrid model.

Microsoft Releases Preview of SQL Server 2016

Microsoft released a preview of SQL Server 2016 that can be downloaded today.

SQL Server 2014 SP1 Reissued by Microsoft

Microsoft republished Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2014 on Thursday.

Microsoft Pulls SQL Server 2014 SP1 Due to Install Problems

Microsoft released SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 this week, but later pulled it after install errors surfaced.

SQL Server 2005 Losing Microsoft Product Support Next Year

Organizations running SQL Server 2005 have less than a year before the product's lifecycle support will come to an end.

New Azure Releases by Microsoft Include Active Directory Enhancements

Microsoft released multiple Azure products and previews yesterday, with lots of Active Directory improvements.

Microsoft Azure Gets Disaster Recovery and Cache Support

Microsoft has rolled out two new cloud-based solutions in recent days, including Disaster Recovery to Azure and Redis Cache services.

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