Databases


Azure Backup for SQL Server Now Commercially Available

Microsoft on Monday announced that Azure Backup for SQL Server had reached "general availability" status, meaning it's deemed ready for production-environment use.

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Azure SQL Data Warehouse: New Features and New Benchmark

Microsoft's drive to put Azure SQL Data Warehouse on more equal footing with SQL Server is finally paying off.

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What's the Future of Database Hardware Post-Cloud?

IT is moving toward the cloud and virtualization, but don't write off hardware -- especially for highly critical systems. Here's a look at the newest generation of database hardware and how it impacts performance.

Microsoft Adds PostgreSQL Scalability Solution with Citus Data Purchase

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it bought San Francisco-based Citus Data, a provider of an extension that scales out the open source PostgreSQL relational database management system in datacenters.

5 Database Resolutions To Adopt in 2019

If you're a DBA, now is the time to re-evaluate your current database management habits, as well as figure out how to take your career as a database professional to the next level.

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What's New in SQL Server 2019: A Closer Look at the Top New Features

Microsoft debuted SQL Server 2019 at Ignite, but a more technically detailed picture of the next-gen database platform emerged only later at the PASS Summit. Here are some of the standout additions and improvements.

Microsoft Describes Latest SQL Server 2019 Preview and Azure SQL Improvements

Microsoft announced some SQL Server-associated news as part of the PASS Summit event for database administrators and developers, which is ongoing this week.

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An Easy Way To Modernize Your SQL Server Environment

There used to be few good options for a DBA with a bunch of systems stuck on SQL Server 2008. But thanks to one easy trick, businesses on aging infrastructure can take advantage of Microsoft's modern data platform.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the release of SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3 (SP3).

Denny Cherry's Top Tips for Indexing SQL Server Tables

A SQL Server expert gives his take on the absolute, No. 1, very worst thing IT pros can do when it comes to indexing.

Microsoft Switching SQL Server to Bimonthly Cumulative Updates

Microsoft on Monday announced a couple of SQL Server changes, including a change to the delivery schedule for cumulative updates (CUs), along with a change to how slipstreamed media will work for new deployments.

SQL Server 2019's Big Data Clusters Explained

The biggest feature in the SQL Server 2019 preview launched at Ignite is SQL Server Big Data clusters. Travis Wright, Microsoft's principal program manager for SQL Server, explains exactly what this means for administrators.

Introducing SQL Server 2019: What's New in the Public Preview

Microsoft announced the latest preview of its next-gen SQL Server product at Ignite. Here's a rundown of everything the new release promises, from performance enhancements to security and availability perks.

5 SQL Server Components You Should Be Using

Microsoft's rapid-fire release cycle for SQL Server means it's easy for database admins to miss useful new features. Here are some recent additions that might otherwise fly under the radar.

Migrating a Major SQL Server Workload to Azure: The Good, Bad and Ugly

You're going to need a bigger network connection.

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