Modern Data, Modern Azure

Microsoft recently hit a pretty major milestone with Azure Analysis Services: General Availability (aka: GA). Now that it has achieved this status, the tech giant is taking steps to ensure that the Azure experience is as modern as possible. In fact, it recently released Tabular 1400 models for public preview. 

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What’s ‘Next’ for SQL Server Next

By now, you know that one of Microsoft’s biggest announcements of 2016 was its plan to join the Linux Foundation. This news, in and of itself, wasn’t all that surprising. What WAS surprising, though, was that Microsoft also boldly proclaimed that SQL Server Next was going to operate “the same” for both Windows and Linux Server. On top of that, it’s been said Continue Reading

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Azure SQL Data Warehouse: A Year in Review

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been less than a year since Microsoft announced the general availability of its incredible Azure SQL Data Warehouse. This move made it possible for the masses to access a SQL-based, petabyte-scale cloud solution for data warehousing that is also 100% managed! Suddenly, Microsoft fans found themselves empowered with the strength of the most elastic Continue Reading

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Most SQL Servers Are Less Powerful Than Your Car — How Sad Is That?

As a successful business professional, you demand the very best things in life. Take a look at your car, for example. Chances are that you're driving a powerful machine that employs the latest and greatest technological offerings -- from keyless entry to multi-zone climate control, to built-in navigation services and so much more. All of these luxuries make your life Continue Reading

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