Databases


SQL Server 2008/R2 No Longer Getting Security Patch Support

Microsoft issued some reminders this week that July 9, 2019, is the last day of patch support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

How Microsoft Is Building the Biggest Cloud Database

Microsoft broke new ground in scalability when it launched Azure SQL Database Hyperscale. Here's what it took to make Microsoft's hyperscale vision work with the existing Azure infrastructure.

Cloud Services Starting To Overtake On-Prem Database Management Systems

Database management system (DBMS) growth is happening more on the cloud services side than on the traditional "on-premises" side, according to a report by Gartner Inc.

Azure Backup for SQL Server 2008 Available at Preview Stage

Microsoft added the option of using the Azure Backup service to provide recovery support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 when those workloads are hosted on Azure virtual machines.

Azure SQL Database Edge: How Microsoft Is Giving Edge Devices a Data Boost

Microsoft introduced a new service into its "intelligent edge" portfolio at the recent Build conference. Here's how Azure SQL Database Edge will fit into the company's broader vision for a more connected world.

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Build 2019: Microsoft Bets Big on Its Data Platform

Microsoft's ongoing investments in SQL Server are bearing fruit. Here's a rundown of the biggest announcements for database professionals from this year's conference.

Google Enhances Its Windows and Active Directory Hosting Offerings

Google announced on Wednesday that it's making it easier for organizations with Windows operating systems and Microsoft applications to move them onto its Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

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.

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