Tag Archives: Microsoft

A Week of SQL Server 2019

I’m in Redmond, or Bellevue, or somewhere nearby. Not completely sure where the Microsoft MVP Summit is this week (as I write this). I’ve got travel planned, so I’m sure I’ll figure it out. In any case, I can’t talk … Continue reading

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November Data Platform Releases

This past week was the PASS Summit in Seattle. It’s an annual conference that attracts thousands of SQL Server and data platform professionals. I am lucky in that I usually get to attend, and this year was no different, although … Continue reading

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Big Data Analytics

How large is your analytics system? Do you have more than one machine for analytics? Do you have a cluster of machines that run Hadoop in a YARN cluster to analyze your data? Are there hundreds, or even thousands, of … Continue reading

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A $3 Billion Donation

Earlier this week, Microsoft agreed to grant royalty free licenses for 60,000 of its patents for Open Invention Network (OIN) members as it joins the group. The patents include a number that affect Android, Linux, OpenStack, and more. As recently as a … Continue reading

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