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Thursday 5 January 2017

DBMS of the Year

SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year.

DB-Engines.com write "Microsoft SQL Server is the database management system that gained more popularity in our DB-Engines Ranking within the last year than any of the other 315 monitored systems. We thus declare Microsoft SQL Server as the DBMS of the Year 2016"

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Cloud Platform Comparison Chart

2017 begins with a cloud platform comparison chart created by Endjin for services by Microsoft, Amazon and Google. It can be downloaded from

Cortana Intelligence and Machine Learning 2016 Blog Review

The Cortana Intelligence and Machine Learning Blog shared a summary of the top 10 posts of 2016. They included:

10. Recent Updates to the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine
9. Introducing Microsoft R Server 9.0
8. Microsoft and Liebherr Collaborating on New Generation of Smart Refrigerators
7. Introducing the Team Data Science Process from Microsoft
6. Game On! Introducing Cortana Intelligence Competitions
5. A One-Step Program for Becoming a Data Scientist
4. Building Deep Neural Networks in the Cloud with Azure GPU VMs, MXNet and Microsoft R Server
3. Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 – Free eBook
2. Announcing R Tools for Visual Studio
1. Making R the Enterprise Standard for Cross-Platform Analytics, Both On-Premises and in the Cloud

Read more about the articles here.