Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Top three third-party SQL Server security auditing tools

For most companies, SQL Server's security auditing tools aren't always enough to meet regulation requirements. The answer is third-party products.

more at http://searchsqlserver.techtarget.com/tip/Top-three-third-party-SQL-Server-security-auditing-tools

Friday, June 26, 2015

Microsoft Offers Azure SQL Data Warehouse for Limited Preview

Microsoft is cracking the door to its cloud data warehouse. The Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now ready to accept data from customers in limited use cases.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft's cloud-based data repository offering, is available as a limited preview, the company announced yesterday.

Read more http://www.eweek.com/cloud/microsoft-offers-azure-sql-data-warehouse-for-limited-preview.html

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ex-Microsoft chief rolls elastic-SQL challenge to Amazon Redshift

SQL Server, with Windows and Office, helped make Microsoft. The database sits in a $13bn business unit and while Microsoft’s server products grew 11 per cent – $1.7bn last year – that was driven primarily by sales of SQL Server.

The man who paved the path was Bob Muglia. A 24-year Redmond veteran, he was SQL Server’s first product manager and led the server and tools business.

That was until 2011, when he was elbowed out by ex-CEO Steve Ballmer in a disagreement over strategy for the server and tools business.

Also, the 2008 DATAllegro acquisition, to build a Netezza-like appliance, had proved to little and too late for Microsoft as the market had moved.

Read http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/24/snowflake_muglia_elastic_sql/

Monday, June 22, 2015

Using R to Explore Data by Analysis - for SQL Professionals

Integrating R to SQL Server is a major improvements for SQL Server 2016.

https://www.simple-talk.com/sql/reporting-services/using-r-to-explore-data-by-analysis---for-sql-professionals/?utm_source=simpletalk&utm_medium=pubemail&utm_content=rdataanalysis-20150622&utm_campaign=sql&utm_term=simpletalkmain