The SQL Server Roadmap

I’ve mentioned elsewhere that you should be thinking about a “data roadmap”. A way of thinking about how you intend to leverage all of that data you’re collecting. And in that post I mentioned that Microsoft has a “roadmap” for SQL Server. We think about how to evolve the product all the time, with one…

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SQL Server Makes the Cover of the Economist

OK, sort of. I’ve been a fan of the Economist magazine since a friend of mine in Florida introduced me to it years ago. Imagine my shock when I check out the latest issue and find a story about – Big Data! This is the kind of thing we think about all the time in…

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Microsoft is in the Cloud - What does that mean for the Data Professional?

There has been a lot of buzz lately about “the cloud” and what it means for IT, and the organizations they serve. I just finished watching Steve Ballmer deliver Microsoft’s vision for the cloud, wondering if it would be different than the offerings of other firms. It feels like it is different. So what is…

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Changing Database Platforms

I’m not sure why but there seems to be a lot of chatter lately about changing DB platforms. Information Technology Intelligence Corp (ITIC) recently ran a survey about DB migrations. You can find the result here (search the page for “ITIC Sunbelt 2010 SQL Server Survey Results”). At the risk of sounding like an advertisement…

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