SQL Server AlwaysOn Offering in Microsoft Azure Portal Gallery 

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We are excited to announce the release of a SQL Server AlwaysOn template in the Microsoft Azure Portal Gallery. This offering was announced in Scott Guthrie’s blog post along with several other exciting new features. This template fully automates the configuration of a highly available SQL Server deployment on Azure Infrastructure Services using AlwaysOn Availability Read more


Why SQL Server runs best on Microsoft Azure 

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Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services offers many ways to optimize your on-premises data and data platform projects from development and test of new SQL Server applications to migrating existing on-premises SQL Server instances on the latest images of SQL Server to cost effective hybrid scenarios such as database backup and extended business continuity.  So why is Read more


Announcing the preview of Apache HBase clusters inside Microsoft Azure HDInsight 

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On June 3, Microsoft announced an update to HDInsight to support Hadoop 2.4 for 100x faster queries.  Today, we are announcing the preview of Apache HBase clusters inside Microsoft Azure HDInsight. HBase is a NoSQL (“not only Structured Query Language”) database component of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. While relational database management systems (RDBMS) typically use Read more


SQL Server 2014 brings on-premises and cloud database together to improve data availability and disaster recovery 

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With the recently disclosed general availability of SQL Server 2014, Microsoft brings to market new hybrid scenarios, enabling customers to take advantage of Microsoft Azure in conjunction with on-premises SQL Server. SQL Server 2014 helps customers to protect their data and make it more highly availably using Azure. SQL Server Backup to Microsoft Azure builds Read more