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Architectural Overview of SQL Server 2014’s In-Memory OLTP Technology 

At the SQL PASS conference last November, we announced the In-memory OLTP database technology (code-named “Hekaton”) for a future SQL Server release. Microsoft’s technical fellow Dave Campbell’s blog provided a broad overview of the motivation and design principles behind the technology and discussed four architectural principles: (1) optimize for main memory data access, (2) Accelerate...

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Oracle Surprised by the Present 

I’d like to clear up some confusion from a recent Oracle-sponsored blog. It seems we hit a nerve by announcing our planned In-Memory OLTP technology, aka Project ‘Hekaton’, to be shipped as part of the next major release of SQL Server. We’ve noticed the market has also been calling out Oracle on its use of...

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PASS Summit 2012 Recap & the Milestones of SQL Server 2012 

Last week marked the completion of a great week at PASS Summit 2012, the world’s largest technical training conference for SQL Server professionals and BI experts alike. During this year’s 3-day conference, nearly 4,000 attendees heard firsthand about the great advances being made toward managing big data. Over the course of two keynote speeches by...

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Breakthrough performance with in-memory technologies 

In a blog post earlier this year on “The coming database in-memory tipping point”, I mentioned that Microsoft was working on several in-memory database technologies. At the SQL PASS conference this week, Microsoft unveiled a new in-memory database capability, code named “Hekaton1”, which is slated to be released with the next major version of SQL...

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PASS Summit 2012: Accelerating Business through Data Insights 

Hot on the heels of our big data announcements at the O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World conference last month, my colleague, Ted Kummert, will take the stage at the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2012 today in Seattle and make a number of announcements that further Microsoft’s vision for the modern data platform....

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