The path forward for SQL Server analytics 

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Today, we are announcing changes to SQL Server analytics which includes: Customer feedback Retirement of SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters Retirement of PolyBase scale-out groups Path 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 Read more

Azure previews fully-managed NoSQL database and search services 

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I am pleased to announce previews of new NoSQL database and search services and the evolution of our Hadoop-based service. Available as previews today are Azure DocumentDB, a fully-managed transactional NoSQL document database-as-a-service, and Azure Search, which enables developers to easily add search capabilities to mobile and cloud applications. Generally available today, Azure HDInsight, our Read more


The Perfect Combination: SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 

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Delivering a Complete Data Platform for the Modern Datacenter with Cloud OS Today’s organizations need the ability to seamlessly build, deploy and manage applications and services across on-premise and cloud computing environments. The Cloud OS platform with Windows Server® 2012, Windows Azure, Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012, Microsoft System Center 2012 and Visual Studio 2012 work Read more


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

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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 Read more

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Take Advantage of New SQL Database Reference Application 

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We are happy to announce the availability of StockTrader 6, a new end-to-end reference application for Windows Azure and Windows Azure SQL Database. The focus of the sample is two-fold: Cloud-connected mobile applications: Illustrate how to adapt existing applications and services to extend the reach to all major mobile platforms, including Apple iPhone/iPad, Android devices, Read more

New SQL Services in Windows Azure 

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As we shared with the launch of Windows Azure, we are advancing our proven on-premises technologies into the cloud to offer customers the flexibility and efficiency of Hybrid IT. To continue to enable SQL Server customers in the cloud, we are offering Windows Azure SQL Reporting and the Preview of SQL Server in new persistent Read more