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SQL Server 2017 on Linux webcast series

The world’s leading database is now available on Linux by bringing Microsoft SQL Server to Linux, Microsoft continues to embrace open source solutions. SQL Server 2017 brings the best features of the Microsoft relational database engine to the enterprise Linux ecosystem, including SQL Server Agent, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication, best-in-class high availability/ disaster...

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Bring clarity to complex data with graph databases on SQL Server 2017

SQL Server 2017, in addition to processing relational data, now fully integrates with graph database models, all on the same familiar system. This will bring clarity to the increasing amounts of data businesses generate every day. What’s the difference between graph and relational databases? Relational databases, like SQL Server, use foreign keys to manage relationships...

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SQL Server 2017: The world’s first enterprise-class diskless database

This post is authored by Bob Ward, Principal Architect, and Jamie Reding, Senior Program Manager and Performance Architect, Microsoft Database Systems Group. Perhaps you saw the keynote at the recent PASS 2017 Summit where Microsoft demonstrated the performance of the world’s first enterprise-class “diskless database”. This demonstration showed how Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and...

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SQL Server 2017: A proven leader in database performance

This post was authored by Bob Ward, Principal Architect, and Jamie Reding, Senior Program Manager and Performance Architect, Microsoft Database Systems Group. SQL Server continues to be a proven leader in database performance for both analytic and OLTP workloads. SQL Server 2017 is fast, built-in with capabilities and features such as Columnstore indexes to accelerate...

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SQL Server 2017 Features Bring ‘Choice’ to Developers

Data is everywhere today: in the cloud, on premises, and everywhere in between, tied up in systems of nearly endless complexity. Microsoft solutions allow developers to innovate while also scaling and growing their data infrastructure. In SQL Server 2016 SP1, SQL Server made available a consistent programmable surface layer for all its editions, making it...

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Three years in a row – Microsoft is a leader in the ODBMS Magic Quadrant

We’re happy to report that Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems again this year. This is the third year that Microsoft has been positioned farthest in completeness of vision and ability to execute in the operational database management systems market. At Microsoft, we’re dedicated...

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SQL Server 2017 and Azure Data Services – The ultimate hybrid data platform

This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager Database Systems Engineering. Today at PASS Summit 2017, we are showcasing new advances across SQL Server 2017 and our Azure data services. And we’re demonstrating how these products – both on-premises and in the cloud – come together to form the ultimate hybrid data platform. Our recent...

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Ask the team that built SQL Server 2017 anything on October 25, 2017

Hi! We’re Travis Wright and Tobias Ternstrom from the Microsoft SQL Server engineering team and we along with other members of the team are hosting a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on /r/Database, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 10:00 am to 11:30am PDT. Why are we doing an AMA? SQL Server 2017 was made generally...

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Webinar: Get enterprise-grade features at open-source prices with SQL Server 2017 on Linux

IT pros now have the flexibility of running workloads across Windows, Linux, or a combination of both. By taking advantage of SQL Server 2017 on Linux, you’ll get enterprise-grade features at open-source pricing — all backed by Microsoft support and security. It’s never been easier or more cost effective to make the move. SQL Server...

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Analysis Services Innovations in SQL Server 2017

This post was authored by Christian Wade, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) enables IT professionals to build semantic models over large, integrated managed datasets for end-user consumption. SSAS runs on Windows and is part of the larger suite of SQL Server’s BI offerings. SSAS 2017 brings a host of new...

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