SQL Server community-driven enhancements in SQL Server 2017

This post was authored by the SQL Server Tiger Team Although SQL Server 2016 runs faster, SQL Server 2017 promises to run even faster and empower customers to run smarter with intelligent database features like the ability to run advanced analytics using Python in a parallelized and highly scalable way, the ability to store and… Read more

Get to cloud faster with a new database migration service private preview

  Last week at the Microsoft Data Amp online event, Microsoft announced a private preview for a new database migration service that will streamline the process for migrating on-premises databases to Azure. Using this new database migration service will simplify the migration of existing on-premises SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL databases to Azure, whether your… Read more

Graph Data Processing with SQL Server 2017

SQL Server is trusted by many customers for enterprise-grade, mission-critical workloads that store and process large volumes of data. Technologies like in-memory OLTP and columnstore have also helped our customers to improve application performance many times over. But when it comes to hierarchical data with complex relationships or data that share multiple relationships, users might… Read more

Resumable Online Index Rebuild is in public preview for SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.0

We are delighted to announce that Resumable Online Index Rebuild is now available for public preview in the SQL Server vNext 2017 CTP 2.0 release. With this feature, you can resume a paused index rebuild operation from where the rebuild operation was paused rather than having to restart the operation at the beginning. In addition,… Read more

Python in SQL Server 2017: enhanced in-database machine learning

We are excited to share the preview release of in-database analytics and machine learning with Python in SQL Server. Python is one of the most popular languages for data science and has a rich ecosystem of powerful libraries. Starting with the CTP 2.0 release of SQL Server 2017, you can now bring Python-based intelligence to… Read more

Delivering AI with data: the next generation of the Microsoft data platform

This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Data Group Leveraging intelligence out of the ever-increasing amounts of data can make the difference between being the next market disruptor or being relegated to the pages of history. Today at the Microsoft Data Amp online event, we will make several product announcements that… Read more

Introducing Microsoft R Server 9.1 release

This post is authored by Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management at Microsoft Expert data scientists are adopting Advanced Analytics (AA) and Machine Learning (ML) at a rapid pace. This pace can be significantly increased when enterprise-grade AA and ML are available within environments where the customers’ data is, infusing intelligence into mission-critical applications… Read more

SQL Server 2017 Community Technology Preview 2.0 now available

Microsoft is excited to announce a new preview for the next version of SQL Server!  We disclosed a name for this next release, SQL Server 2017, today at the Microsoft Data Amp event. Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2.0 is the first production-quality preview of SQL Server 2017, and it is available on both Windows and… Read more

Top three capabilities to get excited about in the next version of SQL Server

We announced the first public preview of SQL Server v.Next in November 2016, and since then we’ve had lots of customer interest, but a few key scenarios are generating the most discussion. If you’d like to learn more about SQL Server v.Next on Linux and Windows, please join us for the upcoming Microsoft Data Amp… Read more

Crossplatform Tools for SQL Server opened for community localization

This post was authored by Mona Nasr and Andy Gonzalez, Program Manager in C+E APEX Global Services In February 2017, we announced that the localization of Crossplatform Tools for SQL Server (mssql for Visual Studio Code and SQL Tools Service) is open for community contributions on GitHub. We got great response from our community and would… Read more