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Microsoft drops plans to support SQL Server on Windows Containers

July 6, 2021

Via: Techradar

Microsoft has pulled the plug on its SQL Server on Windows Containers Beta program for the “foreseeable future.” Announced in 2017, Microsoft announced the program to enable users to run SQL Server inside a Windows container atop their Azure cloud […]


Application areas, Other

Application Versus Infrastructure: How to Collaborate for High Availability

May 7, 2018

Via: Database Trends and Applications

We’re all familiar with the IT “war room” scenario. When there’s an issue, members of the IT team come together to troubleshoot and find a solution. For organizations with important applications, such as SQL Server running in virtual infrastructures, these […]


Performance, security, and availability

Python power comes to SQL Server 2017

April 27, 2017

Via: Info World

Don’t bring the data to your computation if you can help it. Bring your computation to your data. Microsoft has heeded this cardinal rule of information science with the latest Community Technology Preview release of SQL Server 2017. Python can […]


Application areas, Other

Managing SQL Server Backup and Restore History Information

April 3, 2017

Via: Database Journal

Every time you backup or restore a database SQL Server keeps history information about the backup or restore operation. The backup and restore information is captured and stored in the msdb database. This backup and restore information if left unchecked […]


Performance, security, and availability

5 SQL Server Database Performance Tips

March 28, 2017

Via: Database Trends and Applications

When it comes to assigning value to different components in today’s IT environment, it would be a serious mistake to underestimate the value of data and databases. Whether you are looking to reduce downtime and speed up your database-centric application […]


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SQL Server 2016 boosts speed, analytics

December 16, 2016

Via: Info World

Microsoft calls SQL Server 2016 the “biggest leap forward” in the 27-year evolution of the SQL Server database. As we’ll see, despite the excess of hype, the SQL Server 2016 database offers enterprises a number of attractive new capabilities, including […]


Performance, security, and availability

Exploring SQL Server Database Backup Options on Azure

December 8, 2016

Via: Database Trends and Applications

Database backups and restores are key to developing a secure environment for users’ information. A  trusted backup plan is a requirement for on-premise and cloud instances. SQL Server database backups in Azure, in either an IaaS or PaaS implementation, introduces […]


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SQL Server 2016 Is Simply Faster?A Lot Faster

November 28, 2016

Via: Database Trends and Applications

One source of information you should absolutely make a part of your regular reading is the blog “SQL Server According to Bob”. It’s written by not one, but two guys named Bob—Bob Dorr and Bob Ward. These individuals are perhaps […]


Application areas, Other

5 SQL Server Database Performance Tips

November 14, 2016

Via: Database Trends and Applications

When it comes to assigning value to different components in today’s IT environment, it would be a serious mistake to underestimate the value of data and databases. Whether you are looking to reduce downtime and speed up your database-centric application […]


Application areas, Other

Azure SQL Database – Azure AD Authentication

November 9, 2016

Via: Database Journal

One of the challenges when considering migrating your on-premises SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database is its lack of support for Active Directory-integrated authentication. Traditionally, your only option was to use SQL Server authentication. With the advent of Azure […]


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SIOS Integrates Machine Learning Analytics with SQL Server Performance Analytics for VMware Environments

June 7, 2016

Via: Database Trends and Applications

SIOS Technology Corp., a provider of software products for optimizing and protecting business-critical application environments, is rolling out a new release of SIOS iQ, its machine learning analytics software for VM environments. Providing a key new capability, SIOS has worked […]


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SQL Server 2016 Improves Real-Time Operational Analytics

June 6, 2016

Via: Database Trends and Applications

SQL Server 2016 became generally available on June 1, as scheduled previously by Microsoft. Described as the “biggest leap forward in Microsoft data platform history” in a Microsoft Developer Network blog, the new release provides improvements in real-time operational analytics, […]


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Microsoft Launches SQL Server 2016 for Hybrid Cloud Databases

June 3, 2016

Via: eWeek

As promised, and after a year of numerous preview releases, SQL Server 2016 is now generally available along with the customer support and software assurance benefits that come with hitting the milestone, announced Microsoft on June 1. SQL Server 2016 […]


Application areas, Other

Microsoft rolls out SQL Server 2016 with a special deal to woo Oracle customers

June 2, 2016

Via: Info World

The next version of Microsoft’s SQL Server relational database management system is now available, and along with it comes a special offer designed specifically to woo Oracle customers. Until the end of this month, Oracle users can migrate their databases […]