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Applications beyond the most trivial store data in some way, and Microsoft SQL Server, along with Oracle and MySQL, are right up there as the three most used database management systems across the globe. To borrow from Spider-Man's Uncle Ben, with great power comes great responsibility. No matter if your database is driving a small business or powering a vast e-commerce empire database, downtime means a loss of the ability to transact, to report, and to analyse. It's crucial every database administrator has quality, reliable, proactive tools to let you know what's happening on your servers and to eke out the greatest performance.

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Applications beyond the most trivial store data in some way, and Microsoft SQL Server, along with Oracle and MySQL, are right up there as the three most used database management systems across the globe. To borrow from Spider-Man's Uncle Ben, with great power comes great responsibility. No matter if your database is driving a small business or powering a vast e-commerce empire database, downtime means a loss of the ability to transact, to report, and to analyse. It's crucial every database administrator has quality, reliable, proactive tools to let you know what's happening on your servers and to eke out the greatest performance.

Published in Data
Friday, 29 October 2021 12:11

Babelfish for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL goes GA

AWS's Babelfish for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition – a service that allows applications written for Microsoft SQL Server to run directly on Amazon Aurora with little to no code changes – is now generally available.

Published in Cloud

SolarWinds has announced new products, SolarWinds Database Mapper and SolarWinds Task Factory, as part of its comprehensive database management portfolio. These solutions further help data pros to accelerate data delivery across the organisation and manage cloud migrations more efficiently.

Published in Data

SolarWinds today announced its SolarWinds DBA xPress product, previously a paid-for tool is now available completely for free. DBA xPress reveals how a data environment is visually structured, helping compare, synchronise, script, and navigate data and schemas.

Published in Data
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:01

Pure updates Purity, adds to FlashArray range

Storage vendor Pure Storage has announced updated Purity software for its FlashBlade and FlashArray storage units, along with a new capacity-optimised FlashArray model.

Global software house Microsoft is making big data the focus of SQL Server 2019, set for release later this year. A key part is data virtualisation, eliminating complex ETL processes. 

Published in Data

If Microsoft thought that selecting Nat Friedman to head its new acquisition, GitHub, would help burnish its open-source credentials, then it has made a big mistake.

Published in Open Sauce

In this brave new world where cats and dogs can live together, Microsoft and Red Hat today announced OpenShift on Microsoft Azure, calling it the world’s first jointly managed OpenShift offering in the public cloud.

Published in Open Source

Microsoft’s SQL Server Management Studio is a Windows-only product, meaning developers and admins who preferred other operating systems had to find alternate tools until now, with the preview release of SQL Operations Studio.

Published in Open Source
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:16

MaxParallel speeds SQL Server with parallel I/O

DataCore's MaxParallel accelerates SQL Server and other workloads with no changes to hardware or applications, the company claims. DataCore has also announced new software for its SANsymphony and Hyperconverged Virtual SAN products.

Published in Data
Friday, 06 January 2017 21:37

Keeping your SQL Server healthy

These are the tools I depend on, both when establishing a new SQL Server or encountering one in the wild.

Published in The Wired CIO
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 16:57

Dell EMC adds to Microsoft systems and services

Dell EMC has announced new Azure-based services along with new systems validated for SQL Server and Exchange.

Published in Hardware

MinionWare is celebrating its anniversary by giving away free licences until 15 July Central Time.

Published in Enterprise Solutions

DH2i announces it has chosen Rackspace to Host its DxEnterprise Software in the Cloud, in the industry first Container as a Service (CaaS) solution for Microsoft SQL Server.

Published in Data Centres
Thursday, 17 March 2016 14:07

Why Microsoft is porting SQL Server to Linux

When Microsoft announced a little over a week ago that it would be porting SQL Server to Linux by the middle of next year, it came as something of a surprise.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 12:25

The next big Linux player is ... Microsoft?

Microsoft's SQL Server is headed for Linux in 2017. What does this mean for Linux and Windows users alike?

Published in The Linux Distillery
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 10:34

Microsoft to release SQL Server for Linux

Microsoft will make its SQL Server available for Linux by mid-2017, according to Scott Guthrie, the company's executive vice-president for its Cloud and Enterprise Group.

Published in Enterprise Solutions

Continuing the move away from its 'box shifter' past, Dell is reinforcing its big data message with the release of a major update for the Statistica analytics software and the announcement of addtional Analytics-as-a-Service.

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