Sentiment Analysis with Microsoft APS and StreamInsight

In this overview and demo, we will show you what sentiment analysis is and how to build a quick mashup that combines real-time access to multiple data sources using tools from Microsoft. Sentiment analysis is one of the hottest topics in the Big Data space. Sentiment analysis is the process of analyzing customer comments and… Read more

Big Data, Hadoop and StreamInsight™

The O’Reilly Strata Conference On Making Data Work is less than a week away. The Microsoft BI team is featuring a blog series highlighting Microsoft’s Big Data technologies. Today’s guest post is by Torsten Grabs, Principal Program Manager Lead for StreamInsight™ at Microsoft. Visit the Microsoft BI Official Blog for the detailed post. Learn more… Read more

Recommended SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event Sessions for DBAs and IT Professionals

The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event kicks off on March 7, 2012 starting at 8:00AM Pacific (-8:00 GMT) with keynotes from Microsoft Executives including: Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Business Platform Division and Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Database Systems Group. Following the keynotes, you’ll have access to over 30+ sessions to learn about… Read more

StreamInsight 1.2 – New in SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3

With Microsoft StreamInsight in SQL Server 2008 R2, we started to make Complex Event Processing capabilities available in Microsoft’s data platform. We are excited that the upcoming SQL Server Code Name “Denali” release will include key improvements for StreamInsight. In this video, I will go over the highlights of the following four areas that are… Read more

SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 and SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 are HERE!

Today we are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3). This CTP release represents a significant milestone for customers and partners looking to experience the extensive new value delivered in Denali. SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 brings a huge number of new capabilities for customers… Read more

SQL Server 2008 R2 Released to Manufacturing!

We are very excited to share that today, Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 to manufacturing! Customers can expect availability in the next few weeks through Microsoft’s distribution channels. For more information, visit www.sqlserverlaunch.com. SQL Server 2008 R2 enhancements continue to support mission-critical workloads providing a trusted, scalable platform, increased developer and IT efficiency and… Read more

SQL Server 2008 R2 gets an official date

Today, SQL Server 2008 R2 received an official release date. It will be listed on Microsoft’s May price list, and will be available by May 2010.   SQL Server 2008 R2 showcases Microsoft’s continued commitment to business intelligence and mission-critical workloads. Since we made this release available as a Community Technology Preview (CTP) in August… Read more

Announcing the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP

At the PASS Summit 2009 last week, Ted Kummert announced the soon-to-be-delivered November SQL Server 2008 R2 Community Technology Preview. We’re happy to announce that it is available today for MSDN and TechNet subscribers and it will be available to the general public on November 11th.  Go to http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2.aspx to get more information and to… Read more