Tag Archives: Microsoft

Upgrading to SQL 2016 (and 2017) and Windows Server 2016

A lot of engineering work has gone into easing upgrades for SQL Server and Windows at Microsoft. In general, a lot of breaking changes no longer happen especially around the database engine. But what about other components? What about Windows? … Continue reading

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SQL 2016 SP1! Do you ever need SQL Enterprise again? (tl;dr, yes)

With much fanfare, SQL 2016 SP1 was released!  (Please read these release notes in depth before testing and deploying!) The original blog post talks about PROGRAMMABILITY features and post RTM+CU2 enhancements added in. “SQL Server 2016 SP1 also includes all the … Continue reading

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What big companies use Microsoft SQL Server?

I had a customer ask me “I cannot find customer examples of large companies that use Microsoft SQL Server“. I of course laughed, as I work in the Enterprise space for the US Northeast district.  I might know some large companies … Continue reading

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Infrastucture for Data Science, intended for the data professional

Data science is the hot topic nowadays.  Customers are looking to get more value out of their data.  This world includes a large skillset that may not intersect with more traditional relational databases. The world of data science has now … Continue reading

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