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

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU11 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. BDC 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 platform. BDC…Read more

Microsoft announces major commitment to Apache Spark 

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This post was authored by Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director of Data Platform Marketing. This week in San Francisco, thousands of people are at Spark Summit, to explore and understand how they leverage Apache Spark to get the most out of big data. Building on our previous investments, today we are announcing an extensive commitment for…Read more

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Azure HDInsight Clusters Allows Custom Installation of Spark Using Script Action 

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Apache Spark is a popular open source framework for distributed cluster computing. Spark has been gaining popularity for its ability to handle both batch and stream processing as well as supporting in-memory and conventional disk processing. Starting today, Azure HDInsight will make it possible to install Spark as well as other Hadoop sub-projects on its…Read more