View on-demand: Microsoft Data Platform – SQL Server 2017 and Azure Data Services

Did we miss you at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando this year? That’s OK! You can still stream the Data General Session, Microsoft Data Platform – SQL Server 2017 and Azure Data Services on-demand. In this session Rohan Kumar, General Manager, Data Systems Group, discusses all the latest news — from upcoming SQL Server 2017 general… Read more

Enhancing query performance with Adaptive Query Processing in SQL Server 2017

This post was authored by Joe Sack, Principal Program Manager, Data Systems Group, Microsoft SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduce a new generation of query processing improvements that will adapt optimization strategies to your application workload’s runtime conditions. For this first version of this adaptive query processing feature family, we have three new… Read more

SQL Server 2017: Fast, faster, and the fastest database everywhere you need it

This post was authored by Bob Ward, Principal Architect, Database Systems Group “I feel the need, the need for speed”. That is a quote from the character Maverick, played by Tom Cruise, in one of my favorite movies, Top Gun. It makes me think of one of the top reasons why someone chooses a database… Read more

In-database Machine Learning in SQL Server 2017

This post is authored by Sumit Kumar, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft and Nellie Gustafsson, Program Manager, Microsoft We are excited to announce the general availability of SQL Server 2017 and Machine Learning Services. You can start using Python-based in-database Machine Learning Services for production usage now. With support for both R and Python, we have… Read more

New managed SQL server Integration Service hosting capability in Data Factory

This week at Ignite, we announced new capabilities in Azure Data Factory (ADF) service available in public preview for customers. Azure user preview terms of use can be found here. SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) customers can easily lift their SSIS packages into the cloud using new managed SSIS hosting capabilities in Data Factory. This… Read more

SQL Server 2017 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux offer

This post was authored by John ‘JG’ Chirapurath, General Manager, Data Platform Marketing. Microsoft has heard from you, our customers, that your data estate gets bigger, more complicated, and more diverse every year. You need solutions that work across platforms, whether on-premises or in the cloud, and that meet your data workloads where they are. Embracing… Read more

Microsoft for the Modern Data Estate

This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager, Data Systems Group. Welcome to Microsoft Ignite 2017! I hope you are able to join us in person, or virtually through the Ignite Live Stream, to hear our exciting product announcements for your Data Estate. As Scott Guthrie wrote, today we announced general availability of SQL… Read more

SQL Server PolyBase supports

This post was authored by Casey Karst; Program Manager II; Data Systems. We are pleased to announce that PolyBase in SQL Server 2016 and later can connect to Hadoop clusters with the configuration set to Integrity, Privacy or Authentication. By default, PolyBase uses the Authentication setting, but to connect to more secure Hadoop clusters… Read more