Top 5 Announcements at PASS Summit 2016

This post is by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of the Data Group at Microsoft. In June, we’ve announced the general availability of SQL Server 2016, the world’s fastest and most price-performant intelligence database for HTAP (Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing) with updateable, in-memory columnstores and advanced analytics through deep integration with R Services. As… Read more

The elastic future of data warehousing

This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Data Group. Announcing the general availability of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, an elastic, parallel, columnar data warehouse as a service. A defining characteristic of cloud computing is elasticity – the ability to rapidly provision and release resources to match what a workload requires – so… Read more

Top reasons why enterprises should choose Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Guest post by Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director, Data Platform Yesterday at Microsoft’s Ignite conference, we demoed the first sneak peek of Azure SQL Data Warehouse.  As you build more applications in the cloud and with the increase in cloud-born data, there is strong customer demand for a data warehouse solution in the cloud to manage… Read more

Microsoft Announces Azure SQL Database elastic database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Lake

In this mobile-first, cloud-first world, we’re creating and consuming data through new devices and services – and developers are building applications and analytics solutions at a rapid pace to take advantage of the new forms, types and sizes of data. As Scott Guthrie talked about in his keynote this morning, a big piece of what… Read more