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What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU11 Release 

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

Webinar: Introduction to SQL Server 2019 

Modern enterprises are struggling to gain insights from an exploding number of database management systems and ever-growing data volumes. SQL Server 2019 can help you overcome the challenges of integrating data and bring AI and machine learning to all of your data, structured and unstructured. It can also help you better manage your relational data...Read more

Don’t miss SQL Server Geeks Annual Summit 2016! 

This post was authored by Rimma Nehme, Technical Assistant, Data Group. I am really excited to both attend and speak at the SQL Server Geeks Annual Summit (#SSGAS2016), Asia’s Premier Data & Analytics Conference taking place on 11-13 August in Bangalore, India. SQLServerGeeks Annual Summit 2016 is a full 3-day conference with more than 100...Read more

Speeding up Business Analytics Using In-Memory Technology 

New challenges Businesses have always used data and analytics for improved business decisions. As the new age of the IOT (Internet of Things) approaches, businesses are experiencing exponential data growth and the challenges that come along with managing large data sets. At the same time, tools like Power Pivot democratize data access to these large...Read more

Analytics Platform System Update 4 Generally Available 

Matt Usher, Senior Program Manager, DS SQL Engineering We are pleased to announce the general availability of Appliance Update 4 for the Microsoft Analytics Platform System. The Microsoft Analytics Platform System is a turnkey big data analytics appliance, combining Microsoft’s massively parallel processing (MPP) data warehouse technology with HDInsight, Microsoft’s 100% Apache Hadoop distribution, and...Read more

Big data needs a big cloud 

Brian Mitchell, Microsoft Senior Business Program Manager, took the stage at Ignite two weeks ago to discuss Planning Your Big Data Architecture on Azure. “Big Data” requires big scale. Mitchell covered how this is accomplished through storage strategies, partitioning, fault tolerance, and the right architecture to scale to the extremes of big data. If you...Read more

Register Now: Your Local Big Data Hackathon 

Updated June 26, 2015 This is your opportunity to put your data skills to use for a good cause! Come along and meet other data pros as you use big data technologies to solve real-world problems, make a difference in your community, and learn about Microsoft’s big data technologies and cloud services. The Hackathons offer the chance...Read more

New Year’s Resolution? Free BI and Big Data Training 

Interested in growing your BI and Big Data skills in 2015? Maybe your new year’s resolution is all about learning something new or taking your analytics knowledge to the next level? See what BI and Big Data training courses were your peers’ favorites in 2014: Faster Insights to Data with Power BI Jumpstart From Data...Read more