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Six reasons to consider SQL Server 2017—especially if you’re on Linux

“Data is currency” is the rule of thumb in business. As with money, business data must be accessible, accurate, and usable across disparate contexts if an organization is to realize greater ROI while keeping costs under control. CIOs understand that the need to manage data—its location, composition, and utility—is as important as managing a balance...

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Now available in India: Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL

We recently announced public preview availability of Azure Database for PostgreSQL and MySQL in West and Central India. PostgreSQL and MySQL are ubiquitous names in the world of open source relational databases, as these database engines have been widely embraced by developers in recent years. Microsoft’s Azure cloud is a first-class platform for open source...

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SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available

Microsoft is pleased to announce availability of SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2), which is now available for download. The release candidate represents an important milestone for SQL Server.  Development of the new version of SQL Server along most dimensions needed to bring the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Windows, Linux,...

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