Archives: May 2015
Massive parallel processing (MPP) is the future for data warehousing.
So what is MPP? SQL Server is a Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) solution, which essentially means it uses one server. MPP provides scalability and query performance by running independent servers in parallel. That is the quick definition. For more… Read more
SQL Server 2016 was recently announced. Top new features include:
- Always Encrypted protects data at rest and in motion. With Always Encrypted, SQL Server can perform operations on encrypted data and best of all, the encryption key resides with the application in the customers trusted environment. Encryption and decryption of…
At the recent Microsoft Build Developer Conference, Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie announced the Azure Data Lake. It is a new flavor of Azure Storage which can handle streaming data (low latency, high volume, short updates), is geo-distributed, data-locality aware and allows individual files to be sized at… Read more
Analytics Platform System (APS) is Microsoft’s massively parallel processing (MPP) data warehouse technology. This has only been available as an on-prem solution (see video Overview of Microsoft Analytics Platform System). Until now. At the recent Microsoft Build Developer Conference, Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie announced the… Read more
In case you were wondering what happened to the TechEd conferences, Microsoft is now bringing together the best of previously individual events – the Management Summit, the Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Project, and TechEd conferences – and then taking it to the next level, based on what customers and partners have… Read more