Thank you Microsoft, reflecting on over 8 years on Microsoft Campus!

The road to Redmond… When I was 16, like many other kids I studying and getting A+ grades wasn't really my first priority, but 'things' rather came naturally for me, and with very little effort studying I got some descent grades.German and math however, was something that I didn't like to study, and unfortunately my…

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Today is yet another milestone for SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse! — Please welcome Dell PDW Appliance and Hadoop connectors

Today we announced at TDWI another giant leap in Microsoft’s datawarehousing offering.:   Today, businesses are increasingly facing a “data deluge,” as the complexity and volume of data grows steadily. Meanwhile, IT continues to grapple with how to manage, store that data, as well as unlock the valuable business insights that data holds.  That’s why…

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Microsoft Data Warehousing Offerings

Microsoft Data Warehousing Offerings     Summary   When implementing a database solution, a “one shoe fits all” approach assumes that all database workloads are largely similar. Microsoft recognizes the different, sometimes conflicting, needs of targeted database workloads such as Online Transactional Processing (OLTP), Data Warehousing, and Business Intelligence. Microsoft Data Warehousing offers a dedicated,…

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SQL Momentum at SQLPASS

With great announcements on what to come next the SQL PASS keynote will be interesting to follow.If you are not attending you can follow the keynote live right here – http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/na2010/LiveKeynotes/Tuesday.aspx.  

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joining the Parallel Data Warehouse community…

Many years ago, as a DBA I got involved with huge amounts of data, handling millions of records at the time, a time where these databases that had gigabytes and even a couple of TB of storage.Now what happened since then? .. Numerous data collection and data stores were built, have been consumed, and the…

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