Go ‘From Data to Insights’ on March 26th in an Exclusive Webcast from Microsoft and The Economist

Big data brings big challenges, but also opportunities–for people and companies to gain insight, spot trends and make decisions in ways never before thought possible.  In the battle of the buzzwords, "big data" is poised to render "guestimation" obsolete. To better understand the impact of big data on the future of global business, Microsoft is… Read more

Microsoft Talks Big Data at O’Reilly® Strata

For those of you into big data, O’Reilly’s® Strata Conference in Santa Clara, CA is the place to be. If you are there, visit the Microsoft booth to meet with Microsoft’s big brains for big data – and while you’re there, enter to win an Xbox 360 with Kinect. On Thursday, you won’t want to… Read more

What Does Big Data Mean to You?

As a company that for many years has been committed to delivering end-to-end data platform technologies to our customers, we’re excited about all the attention big data is receiving from press, analysts and the industry. While all the pundits are in general agreement that big data is the next greatest IT trend, the definition of… Read more

The SQL Server Community Looks to Emerging Trends in BI and Database Technologies

At PASS Summit this year Ted Kummert outlined his views on accelerating insights in the new world of data.  He mentioned in his blog post, that this is an incredible time for the industry, and that data has emerged as the new currency of business. Given that it’s such an exciting time to be in… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Creating Optimized Productivity

The 11th episode of The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series is here, and we are excited to be discussing optimized IT and developer productivity across server and cloud with a common toolset. In this latest episode, Tobias Ternstrom, Lead Program Manager discusses the “Sequence Generator.” Tobias also talks about the discoveries… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Creating Fast Time to Solution Technologies

In the 10th episode of the Behind the Scenes series, it’s time to talk about reducing complexity and accelerating time to solution with turn-key appliances and cloud offerings. In the episode below, Britt Johnston (@BrittJohnston), Principal Group Manager shares what he has heard from customers recently when talking about the HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance… Read more

Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Citrix, Progress Software and WSO2 co-submit OData to OASIS for standardization

Last November, at PASS 2011, Ted Kummert, CVP, SQL Server laid out Microsoft’s data platform vision for the new world of data that we all live in – one that is characterized by an tremendous growth in the volume, variety and velocity of data that we need to deal with. In his keynote, Ted pointed… Read more

Measuring the IO Capabilities of the HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance

I am Ravi Ramachandran from the SQL Server Appliance Engineering team and would like to show how to measure the IO capabilities of the HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance which is optimized for SQL Server. The Engineering teams from HP and Microsoft collaborated closely for many years to design the DBC Appliance from the ground-up…. Read more