Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Big Deal for Big Data? Microsoft, R and You

Microsoft announced at the end of last month that it was acquiring Revolution Analytics, a commercial provider of software and services for the open source R programming language. R is focused on statistical computing and predictive analytics, which will be key to enabling Microsoft to offer customers the kinds of tools they need to make sense of big data.

More at http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/big-deal-big-data-microsoft-r-and-you

Microsoft reveals new version of cloud-based Azure SQL database service

The new version of Azure SQL is faster, handles more data than ever, and comes with new capabilities that further reduce the gap between the cloud-based Azure SQL Database and on-premise SQL Server.

Read more at http://www.fiercecio.com/story/microsoft-reveals-new-version-cloud-based-azure-sql-database-service/2015-02-03

Monday, February 2, 2015

Why big data matters to every business

Almost five years ago, Google’s Eric Schmidt announced that we had reached the point where more data was being created every two days, than in all of human history, up until 2003.

Read at http://www.hiscox.co.uk/business-blog/bernard-marr-column-big-data-matters-every-business/

Thursday, January 29, 2015

SQL Server String Functions Cheat Sheet

SqlBak.com presents you a free SQL Server String Functions Cheat Sheet.

http://sqlbak.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/TSQL-STRING-FUNCTIONS-CHEAT-SHEET.pdf