How to develop and submit Spark jobs to SQL Server Big Data Clusters in IntelliJ 

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We’re delighted to release the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ support for SQL Server Big Data Cluster Spark job development and submission. For first-time Spark developers, it can often be hard to get started and build their first application, with long and tedious development cycles in the integrated development environment (IDE). This toolkit empowers new users Read more

SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 2.4 is now available 

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Continuing with our monthly release cadence, we’re excited to announce the release of  SQL Server 2019 community technology Preview 2.4. Previewed in September 2018, SQL Server 2019 is the first release of SQL Server to closely integrate Apache Spark™ and the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) with SQL Server in a unified data platform. Watch Read more

Free cloud data services training roundup 

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 To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, we’re releasing a monthly list of the latest free data and artificial intelligence (AI) trainings in one convenient post. SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 end of support End of support is coming for two commonly deployed server products, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Read more

SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 2.3 is now available 

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At the SQL bits keynote today, we announced the release of SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 2.3, the fourth in a monthly cadency of preview releases. Previewed in September 2018, SQL Server 2019 is the first release of SQL Server to closely integrate Apache Spark™ and HDFS with SQL Server in a unified data Read more

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The February release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

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We’re excited to announce the February release of Azure Data Studio (formerly known as SQL Operations Studio) is now available. Download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started. Note: If you’re currently using the preview version, SQL Operations Studio, and would like to retain your settings when upgrading to the latest version, Read more

Azure Data Studio – Setting up your environment 

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This blog entry comes from Buck Woody, who recently rejoined the SQL Server team from the Machine Learning and AI team. For those of you who haven’t met me or read any of my books or blog entries, it’s great to meet you! I’ve been a data professional for over 35 years, worked at a Read more

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How to automate machine learning on SQL Server 2019 big data clusters 

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In this post, we will explore how to use automated machine learning (AutoML) to create new machine learning models over your data in SQL Server 2019 big data clusters. SQL Server 2019 big data clusters make it possible to use the software of your choice to fit machine learning models on big data and use Read more

Announcing SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 2.2 

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In September we announced SQL Server 2019 preview, the first release of SQL Server to create a unified data platform by packaging Apache SparkTM and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) together with SQL Server as a single, integrated solution.  SQL Server 2019 promises to simplify big data analytics for SQL Server users, break down data Read more

Creating a data hub for your analytics with PolyBase 

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Data is the new currency of the digital world, and Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help businesses and consumers get the most out of their data assets. With the leading database in the world, SQL Server, and the rapidly growing Azure cloud data platform, Microsoft is delivering a modern data platform. We are witnessing a Read more

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Data and AI Services training roundup October 2018 

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To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, we’re releasing a monthly list of the latest free Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post. SQL Server 2019 SQL Server 2019 brings innovative security and compliance features, industry-leading performance, mission-critical availability, and advanced analytics to all your data workloads, now Read more

An Engineer and a tiger walk into a Clinic at the PASS Summit 2018 

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Sounds like there should be a punchline right? Well, there is. Microsoft will be in full force at PASS Summit 2018, and this is the third blog post in a series describing the involvement of the Microsoft SQL Server engineering team there. You can read more about our keynotes and our Modernizing pre-conference seminar from Read more

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters 

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Yesterday at the Microsoft Ignite conference, we announced that SQL Server 2019 is now in preview and that SQL Server 2019 will include Apache Spark and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for scalable compute and storage. This new architecture that combines together the SQL Server database engine, Spark, and HDFS into a unified data platform Read more

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