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SQL Server at the Red Hat Summit 2018 

This blog post is also authored by Travis Wright, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft; and Jamie Reding, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft. A few weeks ago, developers from around the world gathered for the Microsoft Build Conference. It was an amazing display of Microsoft’s products and cloud services to meet the needs of all types of applications....

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SQL Server 2017: The world’s first enterprise-class diskless database 

This post is authored by Bob Ward, Principal Architect, and Jamie Reding, Senior Program Manager and Performance Architect, Microsoft Database Systems Group. Perhaps you saw the keynote at the recent PASS 2017 Summit where Microsoft demonstrated the performance of the world’s first enterprise-class “diskless database”. This demonstration showed how Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and...

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SQL Server 2017: A proven leader in database performance 

This post was authored by Bob Ward, Principal Architect, and Jamie Reding, Senior Program Manager and Performance Architect, Microsoft Database Systems Group. SQL Server continues to be a proven leader in database performance for both analytic and OLTP workloads. SQL Server 2017 is fast, built-in with capabilities and features such as Columnstore indexes to accelerate...

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First release candidate of SQL Server 2017 now available 

We are pleased to announce availability of the first public release candidate for SQL Server 2017, Release Candidate 1 (RC1), which is now available for download. This means that development work for the new version of SQL Server is complete along most dimensions needed to bring the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to...

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