SQL Server 2016: Everything built-in

This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of the Data Group at Microsoft. Announcing SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.0, Azure Data Lake preview and much more. We live in the age of data, and the ability to extract actionable intelligence from data is driving a fundamental transformation in how we live, work… Read more

Mature Data Management: Key to Business Success

Data is at the center of today’s business strategy in successful organizations. In his report, “Does Data Growth Imply Company Health,” Michael Lock, Aberdeen Group’s vice president and principal analyst analytics and business intelligence, says, “I believe in the concept that clean and relevant business data is the most critical input to just about every… Read more

Hy-Vee boosts performance by up to 100X, increases competitiveness with Parallel Data Warehouse deployment

We’ve recently been talking about what goes on behind the scenes with SQL Server. While we love to share stories about the nuts and bolts of what we do, our favorite stories are those showing how customers are using our technology to tackle business challenges and achieve their goals. A great example is Hy-Vee, one… Read more

Microsoft TechEd turns 20 with the SQL Server Team on hand to celebrate!

It has been 20 years since Microsoft started TechEd to provide hands on training from Microsoft experts across current and soon-to-release products, solutions and services. The event has grown to become Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Pros and Developers, and to mark our 20th year we are really excited to be presenting an awesome… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes – Ensuring Peace of Mind

Once again it’s on! We hope you enjoy this fourth episode of the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series, where you’re getting a peak into workings of the SQL Server Engineering Team with previously unheard stories from team members as they developed and tested SQL Server 2012. The first three episodes can… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Look into Required 9s and Data Protection

Welcome to the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series! If you haven’t read The Fantastic 12 of SQL Server 2012, you can download the PDF here. Over the next several weeks we will be publishing video blogs that will provide a behind the scenes look at how SQL Server 2012 was developed,… Read more

SQL Server 2012: Battle-tested for the NEW Mission Critical

Today’s world of continuous services and connected devices demands that applications and data will be up and available. Because today’s world demands mission-critical capabilities, we believe achieving mission critical is no longer reserved for the few who have mega IT budgets. The new mission critical is about supporting your business objectives while delivering irrefutable ROI…. Read more