Archive for June, 2015

Introducing SQL Data Warehouse – MPP in the cloud! (2015-6-25)

Yesterday SQL DW went live into public preview. With SQL DW we can now process a lot! of data at cloud scale by leveraging its Massive Parallel Processing (MPP) engine. Yet another milestone in SQL Server history! A lot of information has been published over the last couple of days including some introduction videos and […]

APS Polybase for Hadoop and Windows Azure Blob Storage (WASB) Integration (2015-6-24)

Introduction The Microsoft Analytics Platform System (APS) comes with a very powerful feature that’s called Polybase. Polybase has been introduced over 2.5 years ago and extended ever since to integrate the world of structured and unstructured data, either on-premise as well in the Microsoft Azure cloud. The concept is simple: within an APS database you […]

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