All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SQL’

HGST and NEC Launch PCIe SSD Appliance for Microsoft SQL Server

Western Digital’s HGST and NEC announced a PCIe SSD Appliance for Microsoft SQL Server built on NEC Express 5800 and HGST FlashMAX II PCIe server-mounted flash storage. The appliance is aimed at boosting performance and reducing total cost of ownership by cutting rack space and power requirements. It offers twice the computer power of the previous generation 4CPU platform in …

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Microsoft Details The Future Of SQL

Microsoft, like any other major tech company today, is all about big data. As more companies demand more data, Microsoft will have to step in with even bigger offerings on its server platforms to serve those needs. To that end, Microsoft has outlined its vision for the future of big data, SQL and its other data platforms. Quentin Clark, Corporate …

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Amazon Launches Amazon RDS For PostgreSQL

Amazon announced RDS (Relational Database Service) for PostgreSQL on Thursday, and that PostgreSQL is now available as a managed service on Amazon Web Services with up to 3TB of storage, 20,000 IOPS and support for high-availability. Amazon RDS supports the core PostgreSQL database features, like PostGIS, free text indexing and search extensions. Users can scale I/O operations to 30,000 IOPS …

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Get Ready For Lots Of Microsoft Enterprise Releases This Fall

Microsoft has announced a bunch of new enterprise cloud solutions coming this fall. On October 18th, the company will release Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 for businesses to create data centers, as well as Visual Studio 2013 and the new .NET 4.5.1 for app creation. On November 1st, the company will start offering Enterprise Agreement customers …

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Airbnb Forgoes SQL In Favor Of Memcached

Airbnb recently shared an engineer Q&A talking about building its Airbnb Neighborhoods feature. Here’s a look at the feature if you’re unfamiliar: Introducing Airbnb Neighborhoods from Airbnb on Vimeo. Basically, it shows users pages about neighborhoods in cities, so they can decide where they want to stay when they visit. You can read the full Q&A here, but here’s the …

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Idera Launches Three New SQL Server Tools

Idera announced the availability of three new free tools for SQL Server DBAs and IT administrators: Server Backup Free, SQL Backup Status Reporter and SQL Permissions Extractor Free. Idera CEO Rick Pleczko says, “Idera has made a commitment to providing free tools and solutions that help both IT and database administrators better manage their servers. It’s our way of paying …

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Google Makes Some Improvements To Cloud SQL, Launches Trial Offer

Google announced some updates to Google Cloud SQL, which will enable users to work with bigger and faster MySQL databases. Google has increased the amount of available storage to 100GB, which is ten times more than before. They’ve also increased the maximum size of instances to 16GB RAM, which is four times more data users can cache. Additionally, on the …

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Microsoft Updates The Windows Azure SQL Database

Microsoft has been very aggressive over the past year with its Windows Azure service. The cloud computing platform has been positioned as a worthy competitor to Google’s App Engine service, and Microsoft continually provides new updates to it. The latest update brings a number of new features to the SQL database. Microsoft recently detailed the major updates that hit the …

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Bing Gives Some Lessons On Bing Maps

Google and Bing do things differently. I think we all understand that by now. Their differences apparently extend to how they teach. Google teaches people through their weekly Office Hours Hangouts which gives developers to talk to the people behind the product they use to get real answers. Bing just, well, they put slides on the Internet. Are you feeling …

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Amazon RDS Now Supports ASP.NET

Online retail giant Amazon just announced a new update which allows users to run Microsoft’s database and web programming platform ASP.NET, on its Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Amazon reveals that users can now use Microsoft tools they are accustomed to – to deploy, manage and scale SQL Server databases and ASP.NET applications. Amazon also points out that RDS presently …

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Programming Languages Are Constantly Evolving

I think that we all can agree that programming is awesome. It brings us everything from computer applications to video games. Anybody who claims that programming is not the bee’s knees has obviously never seen a computer beat people in Jeopardy. This awesome infographic from Silicon Angle shows the how far we have come from the first programming language to …

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