SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 Update 

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May 15, 2015 Update: SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 is now available for download +++ On Wednesday, April 15, Microsoft launched SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1).  Shortly after release we discovered an installation issue.  As a result, we have put the Service Pack downloads on hold. SQL Server 2014 (SP1) will be re-released Read more


SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 is now available 

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One year ago, Satya Nadella spoke in San Francisco to launch SQL Server 2014.  Today, we are pleased to announce the release of SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The Service Pack is available for download on the Microsoft Download Center. As part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our customers, this upgrade Read more


Microsoft announces major update to Azure SQL Database, adds free tier to Azure Machine Learning 

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This morning at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit, we celebrated SQL Server 2014’s strong momentum and introduced new services that further expand Microsoft’s big data platform. We announced a major update coming to our database-as-a-service, Azure SQL Database, and easier access to our machine learning service, Azure Machine Learning. These new updates Read more


For proven in-memory technology without costly add-ons, migrate your Oracle databases to SQL Server 2014 

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Today, we are making available a new version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA), a free tool to help customers migrate their existing Oracle databases to SQL Server 2014. Microsoft released SQL Server 2014 earlier this year, after months of customer testing, with features such as In-Memory OLTP to speed up transaction performance, In-Memory Columnstore Read more

New: ASP.NET Session State Provider for SQL Server In-Memory OLTP 

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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 brings new performance and scalability gains by introducing In-Memory OLTP.  In-Memory OLTP contains tables and indexes optimized for in memory. Transactions execute under lock-free algorithms to provide linear scalability and Transact-SQL stored procedures can be compiled in native machine code for maximum efficiency in processing. Working with SQL Server customers on Read more


Edgenet Exec Q&A 

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Edgenet provides optimized product data for suppliers, retailers and search engines. Used online and in stores, Edgenet solutions ensure that businesses and consumers can make purchasing and inventory decisions based on accurate product information. Last year, it implemented an In-Memory OLTP solution built on SQL Server 2014, which has helped it continue to innovate and Read more

Dell Doubles Application Speeds, Processes Transactions 9X Faster with In-Memory OLTP 

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As a global IT leader, Dell manufactures some of the world’s most innovative hardware and software solutions. It also manages one of the most successful e-commerce sites. In 2013, the company facilitated billions in online sales. On a typical day, 10,000 people are browsing Dell.com at the same time. During peak online shopping periods, the Read more