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Progressive Insurance data performance grows by factor of four, fueling business growth online experience 

At the Accelerate your Insights event last week, Quentin Clark described how SQL Server 2014 was now part of a platform that had in-built in-memory technology across all data workloads.  In particular with this release Microsoft has added in-memory Online Transaction Processing delivering breakthrough performance for applications in throughput and latency. One of the early...

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Crutchfield Turns to Microsoft and EMC to Help Transform SQL Server to the Private Cloud 

When it comes to consumer electronics gear, audio and video enthusiasts rely on Crutchfield Corporation for excellent customer service and stellar product know-how. Crutchfield powers its information-based service with a wide range of tools for its website visitors, customers and internal customer advisors. To keep improving their stellar customer service, Crutchfield develops most of its...

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Financial Services Companies Rely on SQL Server 2012 to Deliver the New Standard in Mission Critical Platforms 

In spite of the old adage about “keeping a banker’s hours,” the reality of today’s digital world demands that financial services institutions are available 24/7. For the IT department, this means building systems that ensure high availability and always-on services. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 delivers these key features, and more, making it a natural choice...

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Customers using SQL Server 2012 today! 

In my last post in November on Mission Critical customer implementations of SQL Server, I mentioned that we would include some details on customers already using SQL Server 2012.  Over the last few weeks, we have released some of these first stories highlighting customers that are already realizing the benefits of using new features such...

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New version of SQL Data Services part of “Azure” CTP 

Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) kicked off this week with a bang. We announced the availability of the latest version of SQL Data Services (SDS) (formerly SQL Server Data Services) as well as the SDK toolkit, as part of the Microsoft Azure™Services Platform (Azure) Community Technology Preview (CTP). Also announced was the upcoming CTP of...

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New study finds 162% Risk-Adjusted ROI for SQL Server 2008 Deployment 

An independently commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting explores the economic impact and ROI achieved by a healthcare customer after deploying SQL Server 2008. Read the Total Economic Impact (TEI) study here. The customer operates four hospitals and other medical facilities, and handles approximately 500,000 SQL Server database queries daily. Forrester concluded that by upgrading...

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New SQL Server 2008 Case Studies 

The momentum for SQL Server 2008 continues. Here are some of the latest case studies published: Russia’s Baltika Breweries Links its ERP Databases using SQL Server 2008 Replication Baltika Breweries, the largest producer of beer in Russia, has about 12,000 employees and 11 breweries. Its popular brands have been the market leader in Russia for...

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