Introducing Microsoft Data Amp

This post was authored by Mitra Azizirad, Corporate Vice President, Cloud Application Development & Data Marketing, Microsoft Today, I am excited to announce that on April 19, we will host a new online event, Microsoft Data Amp. Microsoft Data Amp is inspired by you, our customers and partners, who everyday are transforming applications and industries… Read more

Gartner names Microsoft a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics (DMSA)

This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager, DS SQL Engineering. We’re excited that Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics (DMSA). Gartner defines the DMSA as a system for storing, accessing, processing, and delivering data intended for one of the primary use cases… Read more

Now available! SQL Server Premium Assurance provides six more years of product support

Today we are announcing general availability of SQL Server Premium Assurance, a new offering that enables flexibility to keep systems running without disruption while modernizing on your own schedule. When you purchase Premium Assurance, you receive “critical” and “important” security updates and bulletins during the six years after the End of Extended Support. This means you… Read more

SQL Server next version CTP 1.3 now available

Microsoft is excited to announce a new preview for the next version of SQL Server (SQL Server v.Next). Community Technology Preview (CTP) 1.3 is available on both Windows and Linux. In this preview, we added several feature enhancements to High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR), including the ability to run Always On Availability Groups on… Read more

SQL Server on Linux: Mission-critical HADR with Always On Availability Groups

This post was authored by Mihaela Blendea, Senior Program Manager, SQL Server In keeping with our goal to enable the same High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions on all platforms supported by SQL Server, today Microsoft is excited to announce the preview of Always On Availability Groups for Linux in SQL Server v.Next Community Technology… Read more

Microsoft’s SQL Platform continues to lead the market with advanced data security

This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager, Database Systems. Securing customer data while maintaining the highest levels of privacy have always been top priorities for Microsoft and the SQL organization. As a result, SQL Server, which also powers Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse, continues to be one of the most… Read more

ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux Released

This post is authored by Meet Bhagdev, Program Manager, Microsoft Hi all. We are delighted to share the Production Ready Release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux (Ubuntu, RedHat and SUSE). The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application on Linux. Added… Read more

SQL Server named DBMS of the Year by DB-Engines

SQL Server was recently named DBMS of the Year by DB-Engines. DB-Engines is an initiative to collect and present information on database management systems, and provides a widely accepted popularity ranking of database management systems, and has been created and maintained by solid IT, an Austrian company with a special focus on database consulting and… Read more

December 2016 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

This post was authored by Rahul Venkatraj, Program Manager, Data Platform Group We continue to receive encouraging comments from the community on the Leaderboard. Thank you. Many congratulations to the top-10 contributors featured on our December leaderboard! Olaf Helper and Alberto Morillo top the Overall and Cloud database this month. Six of this month’s Overall Top-10… Read more