The path forward for SQL Server analytics 

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Today, we are announcing changes to SQL Server analytics which includes: Customer feedbackRetirement of SQL Server 2019 Big Data ClustersRetirement of PolyBase scale-out groupsPath forward Customer feedback We continue to see increased migration to the cloud, with analytical workloads leading that charge. Customers have indicated that analytics in the cloud best aligns to employee skillsets,…Read more

Meet us at SQLBits 2022 and level up as a data professional 

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It has been over two years since we have had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with our data community at a large event and we miss it. From hallway conversations to the energy that comes from solving problems and helping people understand complex concepts, we cannot wait to teach, meet and greet everyone. This is…Read more

PASS Data Community Summit keynote: a bridge to a new universe 

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It is almost time for PASS Data Community Summit 2021, a free online conference for the Microsoft data platform professional. The conference, hosted by Redgate, will include the latest SQL Server and Azure data innovations, practical training, and networking to empower you to transform your career and your organization. This year’s event is coming to…Read more

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU13 Release 

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SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. Big Data Clusters extends SQL Server’s analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL engine with Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop to create a single, secure, and unified data…Read more

New in Azure Synapse Analytics: CICD for SQL Analytics using SQL Server Data Tools 

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At Microsoft Ignite 2019, we announced Azure Synapse Analytics, a major evolution of Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The same industry leading data warehouse now provides a whole new level of performance, scale, and analytics capabilities. One of these capabilities is SQL Analytics, which provides a rich set of enterprise data warehousing features. Today we are announcing the general availability of the highest requested feature…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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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

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

Cloud Data and AI Services training roundup September 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 With SQL Server virtual machines, you can use full versions of SQL Server in the cloud without having to manage any on-premises hardware….Read more

Cloud data and AI services training roundup August 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 Build modern applications using the language of your choice, on-premises and in the cloud, now on Windows, Linux, and Docker containers. Prepare for…Read more

Cloud data and AI services training roundup May 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 Database Azure SQL Database is the intelligent, fully managed relational cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility, so you can…Read more

A new update for mssql-cli, an interactive CLI, is now available 

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We have released our second major update for mssql-cli since our public preview announcement in December. You can view the public preview announcement here. mssql-cli is a new and interactive command line query tool for SQL Server. This open source tool works cross-platform and is part of the dbcli community. mssql-cli auto-completion in action In…Read more

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