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Thursday, 13 October 2011

The fantastic 12 of SQL Server 2012

Day 2 of the SQL PASS Summit keynote was given by Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, SQL Server Database Systems Group and it covered these 12 sections

Summary slide from the keynote 

Big Data
Microsoft has partnered with Hortonworks to provide an Hadoop based Windows Azure service which will be out before the end of the year. "The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using a simple programming model."
ODCB Drivers for Linux and Change Data Capture for SSIS and Oracle
Interoperability new drives for PHP, Java and Hadoop  

SQL Azure changes
Backing up SQL Azure databases was shown in the demo
SQL Azure will support 150GB databases and any collation by the end of the year
The Azure management portal uses the Metro UI
SQL Azure federations to scale

Appliances
Microsoft SQL Server appliances and reference architectures allow customers to deploy data warehouse (DW), business intelligence (BI) and database consolidation solutions in a very short time, with all the components pre-configured and pre-optimized. The Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 Reference Guide and blueprint is http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg605238.aspx . The three appliances are
  • HP Business Decision Appliance (BDA)
  • Microsoft and HP Business Data Warehouse appliance (BDW)
  • Fast Track Data Warehouse

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