Microsoft Extends SQL Server to Linux

Microsoft announced that it will bring SQL Server to Linux, enabling a consistent data platform across Windows Server and Linux. For now, the core relational database capabilities are in preview (starting immediately) with availability coming mid-2017. “SQL Server on Linux…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…