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Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

As you prepare to migrate SQL Server to the cloud, it’s important to gather the facts for your next move. Find out what we believe you need to know about hybrid cloud options and why migrating SQL Server to Azure is the right choice to support your current and future database needs. In particular, when you migrate to Azure, security updates and end of support deadlines become a thing of the past because security and version updates are applied automatically to your SQL Server workloads. Read how, for the sixth year in a row, Gartner has named Microsoft a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems. The report details how Microsoft achieved the highest position for its ability to execute. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, Merv Adrian, Donald Feinberg, Nick Heudecker, 22 October 2018.  

The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Get a better understanding of the benefits, costs, and risks associated with deploying Azure SQL Database Managed Instance in this Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Microsoft. Four customers were interviewed about their experience migrating their on-premises SQL Server workloads to the cloud using Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. In addition to a projected return on investment of 212 percent over three years, the analysis showed that a representative organization based on the interviewed customers also experienced:A 20 percent increase in IT productivity.A 40 percent productivity improvement for database administrators.CAPEX and OPEX benefits, including $1.8 million of avoided hardware, network, storage, and ongoing maintenance costs. Download the study analysis now to learn about the potential financial impact Azure can have on your organization.  

The Forrester Wave™: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018

Discover why Microsoft Azure is a leader when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT). The Q3 2018 Forrester Wave named Microsoft as one of the most significant Industrial IoT software platform providers. Read the report to learn more about key offerings like: End-to-end security.A comprehensive set of development tools and advanced analytics.An increasingly broad set of open-source tools. 

Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

As you prepare for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support in July 2019, it’s important to gather the facts for your next move. Find out what you need to know about hybrid cloud options and why migrating SQL Server to Azure is the right choice to support your current and future database needs. Read the report to learn why Gartner named Microsoft a leader in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems. The report details how Microsoft achieved:• The highest position for its ability to execute. • The furthest placement for overall completeness of vision. 

Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

As you prepare for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support in July 2019, it’s important to gather the facts for your next move. Find out what you need to know about hybrid cloud options and why migrating SQL Server to Azure is the right choice to support your current and future database needs. Read the report to learn why Gartner named Microsoft a leader in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems. The report details how Microsoft achieved:The highest position for its ability to execute.The furthest placement for overall completeness of vision.  

Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

As you prepare for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support in July 2019, it’s important to gather the facts for your next move. Find out what you need to know about hybrid cloud options and why migrating SQL Server to Azure is the right choice to support your current and future database needs. Read the report to learn why Gartner named Microsoft a leader in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems. The report details how Microsoft achieved:The highest position for its ability to execute.The furthest placement for overall completeness of vision.  

Hype Cycle for Data Science and Machine Learning

Ongoing excitement around advanced analytics has produced a dense cluster of related technologies. Some have already achieved peak maturity, others never will, and still others show promise for guiding new levels of success of future data science endeavors. Amid these many options, sort out the trends and topics that will have lasting value to you as a data scientist. Download this complementary Gartner Hype Cycle report to: Find out Gartner's definitions, analysis, advice, and projected business impacts of more than 25 data science and machine learning technologies. Understand the technologies generating excitement and any significant movements in adoption and maturity. Gain insights to help evaluate your current capabilities and technology adoption prospects, and achieve greater success with data and analytics initiatives by focusing on the right investments. Get comprehensive assessments of technologies that might be too expensive, risky, or overhyped to justify adoption. Read about the relative benefits of each technology, including a projection of which ones will have the greatest mainstream impact over the next two to ten years.

Top Challenges Facing I&O Leaders, and What to Do About Them

With the rapid pace of change in IT, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders face significant challenges as they work to create an agile and scalable infrastructure strategy. Download this complimentary Gartner report to discover what other IT professionals like you shared as their top concerns this year, including building a successful hybrid cloud strategy, finding the right IT talent, and deciding if they should modernize or retire legacy applications. And find recommended next steps and potential solutions to help you improve your I&O capabilities to effectively support your digital business.

Considering Cloud Pricing Models and Microsoft Azure

Learn how to take advantage of a cloud pricing model that delivers the most economic benefit for you and your organization. Download this International Data Corporation (IDC) white paper to determine which factors you should take into consideration when comparing prices across cloud providers—including those that go beyond price such as value-added services. Discover how Azure not only offers pricing that’s competitive, but enables a hybrid environment for a smoother, years-long transition to the cloud.

Gartner report: IoT Connected Smart Cities

Align your IoT solutions with the behavior, goals, and priorities of your citizens, otherwise your smart city IoT project will lose steam and languish. Focus on the human factor to avoid the challenges state and local governments experience when they follow IoT technology trends and modernize their services. Encourage your constituents to embrace new solutions by thinking about their needs when you start your smarter cities endeavor. Read this Gartner report to learn: Considerations for choosing excellent IoT service providers.Why it’s important to invest in staff training and change management when implementing IoT smart city initiatives.Why you should source devices and software that are easy for lay people to use. Use-case IoT scenarios that worked—and how investing in IoT technology that benefits a broad group of citizens pays you back in data that provides meaningful insights.