Topic: sql server

It’s time to move off of SQL Server 2008

If you are still running Microsoft’s 2008 version of SQL Server, time is running out. The company announced support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 will end next month. What this means is that Microsoft will no longer be adding new features or providing security updates. Once support ends, this will leave organizations still using the … continue reading

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Cloudera introduces Altus, MapR’s new Quick Start Solution, and Realm Functions — SD Times news digest: May 24, 2017

Cloudera is launching a new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering to simplify Big Data workloads in the cloud. Altus is designed for large-scale data processing applications on the public cloud. It features managed services for elastic data pipelines, workload orientation, the Altus Data Engineering service, backward compatibility and platform portability, and built-in workload management. In addition, the initial … continue reading

Microsoft seeks to grow Azure platform with products, partnerships

Continuing on its cloud-first, mobile-first journey, Microsoft today announced that more developers will have access to the company’s Azure cloud platform. At its second Connect conference in New York City this morning, the company said it has joined the Linux Foundation to collaborate with open-source developers, and that Google has joined the .NET Foundation. Further, … continue reading

Microsoft to bring SQL Server to Linux

Microsoft has announced plans to bring SQL Server to Linux in order to deliver a consistent data platform across Windows Server, Linux, on-premise platforms and in the cloud. The company is releasing a preview of SQL Server on Linux, with general availability expected in mid-2017. “This is an enormously important decision for Microsoft, allowing it … continue reading

Gear VR Innovator Edition, Microsoft Imagine, Typesafe’s Java survey, and Google Cloud Platform’s support for Microsoft apps—SD Times news digest: Dec. 9, 2014

Samsung’s first development kit for its wearable virtual reality device, powered by Oculus, is now available. “With Gear VR Innovator Edition, Samsung is putting the device in the hands of creators to craft amazing experiences as we define this new mobile category together,” said Justin Denison, vice president of product strategy and marketing at Samsung. … continue reading

Dell Software reinforces commitment to SQL Server market leadership with upgraded monitoring, management and backup offerings

Dell Software today announced a host of enhancements that further demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the SQL Server database market, including the release of Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.0. The new solutions, which will be on display next week at PASS Summit, the industry’s leading conference for SQL Server professionals, build on Dell’s 18-year … continue reading

SD Times news digest: October 22, 2014—CodinGame’s Platinum Rift coding challenge and IBM & Microsoft’s enterprise cloud partnership

Platinum Rift: CodinGame’s newest challenge CodinGame, a gamification coding platform provider, has announced a new challenge for programmers, giving them the opportunity to have their coding talents noticed by high-profile technology companies. Platinum Rift is a three-week multiplayer artificial intelligence challenge aiming to reveal programming skills through hands-on programming in languages such as Java, C, … continue reading

SQL Server 2012 license changes bring new concerns

Purchasing a SQL Server license is now tied to the number of cores, which promises changes for databases … continue reading

Letters to the Editor: Backdoors lead to programmatic problems

A reader tracks the cause of many computer security and coding woes to programmers putting in backdoors … continue reading

Why SharePoint development is so damn special!

Bjorn Furuknap has a few words about the travails associated with getting just the right SharePoint setup … continue reading

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