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Modernize your SQL Server at the PASS Summit 2018

Each year thousands of data professionals make the annual visit to Seattle, Washington for the Professional Association for SQL Server Summit. This is a community driven organization and event but Microsoft has been a major contributor, sponsor, and part of this summit since its inception. This is the second post in a series leading up to...

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Microsoft releases the latest update of Analytics Platform System

Microsoft is pleased to announce that the Analytics Platform System (APS) appliance update 7 (AU7) is now generally available. APS is Microsoft’s scale-out Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) system based on SQL Server for data warehouse specific workloads on-premises. Customers will get significantly improved query performance and enhanced security features with this release. APS AU7 builds...

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Keeping freight moving in Denmark with SQL Server 2016

Efficient data management keeps goods flowing smoothly in Denmark. Danske Fragtmaend, the country’s largest national transport and distribution firm, has been moving freight for more than a century. Today, Danske Fragtmaend delivers more than 40,000 consignments each day throughout Denmark, and businesses from small mom-and-pop operations to factories rely on its services. The firm handles...

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Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 – No. 5: Consistent data environment across hybrid cloud environments

Have you ever seen a tree that simultaneously bears completely different species of fruit? It’s a real thing: apples, plums, oranges, lemons, and peaches all growing on the same tree. The growers have the advantage of a consistent environment (the same tree) that allows them to be efficient with resources, pick the type of fruit...

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Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 – No. 4: Reach insights faster by running analytics at the point of creation

This is the fourth post in a five-part blog series. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts and catch up on the first, second, and third in the series. In addition, join us for Microsoft Data Amp on April 19 at 8 AM PT. The online event will showcase how data is the nexus between...

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Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 – No. 3: database uptime and reliability

This is the third post in a five-part blog series. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts and catch up on the first and second in the series. In addition, join us for Microsoft Data Amp on April 19 at 8 a.m. PT. The online event will showcase how data is the nexus between application...

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Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 – No. 2: Performance and cost

This is the second blog in a five-part series. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts and read the first post in the series, Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016, part 1. Imagine you’ve just bought a super powerful car with built-in advanced technology to make it perform at its highest....

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Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 — No. 1: Security

This is the first blog in a five-part series. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts, which will cover cutting costs and improving performance of storage, BI, and analytics; improving uptime and reliability; reaching data insights faster by running analytics at the point of creation; and maintaining a consistent data environment across on-premises, hybrid, and...

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SQL Server named DBMS of the Year by DB-Engines

SQL Server was recently named DBMS of the Year by DB-Engines. DB-Engines is an initiative to collect and present information on database management systems, and provides a widely accepted popularity ranking of database management systems, and has been created and maintained by solid IT, an Austrian company with a special focus on database consulting and...

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