Category: Manageablity enhancements

Hadoop – facts and myths

TweetWhen it comes to Big Data, Hadoop comes into picture – having an unique position within data platform in processing/managing multi-structured data for analytics and visualisations. Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing are key strategies to manage data platform, so as…

SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 3.3

TweetGet your testing gear on, here is another instalment of SQL Server 2016 CTP which is 3.3. There are 2 options available to test this version either you can download SQL2016CTP3.3 or using Windows Azure capabilities to fire up a fresh…

DocumentDB – have a look at new possibilities from NoSQL JSON database

TweetWhen you are dealing with applications with query and transactions over schema-free database then you are not new about NoSQL way of dealing such development. Rather call it as non-relational way of dealing the database, Azure DocumentDB is a NoSQL…

SQLBits Registration and Training Day

TweetOn top of existing technical conference events in UK, SQLBits is coming to Liverpool (again). Here is the excitement for you to register and choose relevant DBA/Developer/BI/Azure topic:    Track  Wed 4th May 2016  Thur 5th May 2016  DBA Advanced Techniques…

New year, new updates within Power BI arena

TweetPower BI arena is packaged with frequent updates and new releases every month, there were new features and enhancements to existing features within visualisation and analytics space. After the festive break we are back in business with a news about…

U-SQL for your Big Data processing

TweetAs a Microsoft technology user you might have come across about TSQL, iSQL, OSQL and ANSI-SQL. Here is the new kid on the ranch, U-SQL. A new language with a power of SQL expressive(ness) and produce scalable distributed query capability to analyze…

SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2.4 is available

TweetSQL Server 2016 CTP 2.4, the 4th installment is ready for download and testing! What’s new (source: Release Services): Operational Analytics and In-Memory Data Warehouse improvements in this release include: 1. Frictionless operational analytics. Existing nonclustered columnstore indices (NCCI) are updateable without requiring…

SQL Relay 2015 – 3 events sold out and 3 filling up fast! #SQLRelay events ready with agenda .

TweetThe excitement is on, speakers are being assembled and sessions are being chosen! London, Reading and Bristol events are sold out, which means waiting-list is ON! Other places – Nottingham , Cardiff and Birmingham filling up fast, what are you…