08 July 2019
Tomorrow, July 9, 2019, marks the end of extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. These releases transformed the database industry, with all the core components of a database platform built-in at a fraction of the cost of other databases.
03 July 2019
The emergence of the cloud and the edge as the new frontiers for computing is an exciting direction—data is now dispersed within and beyond the enterprise, on-premises, in the cloud, and at the edge.
27 June 2019
Data is rarely simple. Not every piece of data we have can fit nicely into a single Excel worksheet of rows and columns. Data has many diverse relationships such as the multiple locations and phone numbers for a single customer or multiple authors and genres of a single book.
24 June 2019
With the proliferation of patient information from established and current sources, accompanied with scrupulous regulations, healthcare systems today are gradually shifting towards near real-time data integration.
20 June 2019
We’re excited to share that Forrester has named Microsoft as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Database-as-a-service, Q2 2019. This decision is based on their evaluation of Azure relational and non-relational databases.
11 June 2019
Since the launch of the open source FHIR Server for Azure on GitHub last November, we have been humbled by the tremendously positive response and surge in the use of FHIR in the healthcare community.
03 June 2019
How do you migrate live, mission-critical data for a flagship product that must manage billions of requests with low latency and no downtime? The Consumer Business Unit at Symantec faced this exact challenge when deciding to shift from their costly and complex self-managed database infrastructure, to a geographically dispersed and low latency managed database solution on Azure.
29 May 2019
Understand the underlying factors that can cause performance differences between Azure SQL Database managed instance and SQL Server and the steps you can take to make fair comparisons between SQL Server and Azure SQL Database.
17 May 2019
Optimizing compute resource allocation to achieve performance goals while controlling costs can be a challenging balance to strike especially for database workloads with complex usage patterns. SQL Database serverless automatically scales compute based on workload demand and bills for compute used per second.
16 May 2019
This post is part of a 2-part series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making to them. In this post, we’ll examine additional implementation details and the outcomes resulting from the team’s efforts.