SQL Server 2016 – What's exciting?

Having completed a week of training on SQL Server 2016, PowerBI, Cortana Analytics at HQ and spending time with the product team, I am super excited of what Microsoft's data platform is going to enable your business to achieve by unleashing the power of analytics on your data. Don't take my word for it, see what some…

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2015

Thank you for the great in-memories this year with SQL Server 2014 and Powerful insights. It got a little unstructured but it was good to know Polybase was there to make it easy. With Ozure coming online everyone can relax this holiday season knowing your data is safe in Australia.   Thank you for your…

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Gartner Recognizes Microsoft as a Leader, Positioned Furthest to the Right for Vision, in its Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

Gartner, Inc. has positioned Microsoft as a Leader for the second year in a row in the Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems (October 16, 2014), based on ability to execute and completeness of vision for Microsoft’s complete data platform, including SQL Server and Microsoft Azure. You can read the full report here compliments…

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Now that SQL Server 2014 is out – wondering how you can leverage the power of In-Memory OLTP for your applications

Take a look at this great whitepaper recently published that discusses common patterns for implementing and leveraging the new In-memory OLTP capabilities of SQL Server 2014. Download the whitepaper from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn673538.aspx In-Memory OLTP allows users to move data into memory resident tables while keeping other data in traditional, disk-based table structures. For performance critical workloads,…

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SQL Server 2014 sets world record breaking performance according to TPC benchmarks

On April 16, the industry standard organization for performance benchmarking, TPC (Transaction Processing Performance Council), verified that Microsoft SQL Server 2014 broke the world record for the On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) workload with the TPC-E and broke multiple world records for Data warehousing (DW) with the TPC-H.  Highlights: Microsoft and HP breaks the 10TB TPC-H…

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FREE SQL Server 2014 coming to an Australian Capital City near you

     Learn more about the upcoming release of SQL Server 2014   WARDY IT Solutions is proud to announce that they will be delivering the first SQL Server 2014 workshops in Australia. The workshops will be conducted as a free ½ day Hot Lap. A Hot Lap is a quick and concise way…

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Long time since I blogged – lots has happened in the SQL Server World

I have not had the opportunity to blog in the last month and this has partly been due to a busy work schedule, however the greater reason was a technological one. This of course was the release of the Surface. I had pre-ordered mine and it was always my intent to use it as my…

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Briefing: Mission Critical Confidence in the Enterprise

  High availability, manageability, performance, scalability, security and compliance – a heavy  set of requirements for meeting the needs of a mission critical workload.  SQL Server 2012 is setting the new standard for these criteria —helping customers achieve the uptime and performance they need at a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), backed by built-in…

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