SQL Database Federations: Enhancing SQL to enable Data Sharding for Scalability in the Cloud

I am thrilled to announce the availability of a new specification called SQL Database Federations, which describes additional SQL capabilities that enable data sharding (horizontal partitioning of data) for scalability in the cloud. The specification has been released under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise. With these additional SQL capabilities, the database tier can provide built-in…

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Microsoft, Hadoop and Big Data

In a couple of weeks it will be my one year anniversary here at Microsoft  and  I couldn’t  wish for a better anniversary gift:  now that Microsoft has laid out its roadmap for Big Data, I’m really excited about the role that Apache HadoopTM plays in this. In case you missed it, Microsoft Corporate Vice…

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Windows Azure Supports NIST Use Cases using Java

We’ve been participating in creating a roadmap for adoption of cloud computing throughout the federal government, with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) , an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the United States first federal physical science research laboratory. NIST is also known for publishing the often-quoted Definition of Cloud…

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Announcing the SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0

by Peter Galli on April 19, 2010 04:08pm Microsoft today announced at DrupalCon 2010 the release of a Community Technology Preview of the new SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 with support for PHP Data Objects. This is a new technical bridge for PHP developers that will make it less complex for them to target…

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The SQL Server Reporting Services SDK for PHP Debuts

by Peter Galli on April 09, 2010 02:09pm Microsoft has just released the SQL Server Reporting Services SDK for PHP, which enables PHP developers to easily create reports and integrate them in their web applications. The SDK offers a simple Application Programming Interface to interoperate with SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft’s Reporting and Business Intelligence…

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MySQL Conference 2007

by jcannon on March 08, 2007 03:38am Folks may be aware of our technical collaborations with open source companies like Zend, JBoss and SugarCRM, but to-date, our work with MySQL hasn’t gained as much attention. Some background. Over the summer of 2006, MySQL joined the Visual Studio Industry Program, a program that grants institutions, researchers,…

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