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

Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 – No. 4: Reach insights faster by running analytics at the point of creation

This is the fourth post in a five-part blog series. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts and catch up on the first, second, and third in the series. In addition, join us for Microsoft Data Amp on April 19 at 8 AM PT. The online event will showcase how data is the nexus between… Read more

Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 – No. 3: database uptime and reliability

This is the third post in a five-part blog series. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts and catch up on the first and second in the series. In addition, join us for Microsoft Data Amp on April 19 at 8 a.m. PT. The online event will showcase how data is the nexus between application… Read more

The top 5 reasons to upgrade to SQL Server 2016

Upgrading your software can be daunting, we know. The fast pace of business makes it easy to tell yourself, “I’ll do it later when I have time.” We get it! But here are five key reasons to make time to upgrade to SQL Server 2016, which was named DBMS of the Year in 2016 by… Read more