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

O’Reilly Strata: Busting Big Data Adoption Myths with Halo 4–Part 3

Structured or unstructured – what to store? How about all of it? I spoke at the O’Reilly Strata Conference last year and am back again this year to share thoughts about big data. It’s been a remarkable year for Microsoft’s data platform team. While we’ve had a long history in the data space, last year… 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

Breakthrough performance with in-memory technologies

In a blog post earlier this year on “The coming database in-memory tipping point”, I mentioned that Microsoft was working on several in-memory database technologies. At the SQL PASS conference this week, Microsoft unveiled a new in-memory database capability, code named “Hekaton1”, which is slated to be released with the next major version of SQL… Read more