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  • Seven reasons to care about SQL Server 2008 R2

    With Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft begins to fully realize its vision of SQL Server as an information platform and not "just" a database. Hence the main theme for this release - at least according to Microsoft - is self-service BI. The PowerPivot plug-ins for Excel 2010 and SharePoint 2010 are easily going to make the biggest splash of all the new features, not least because they're the most complete. But then, SQL Server 2008 R2 isn't strictly necessary for PowerPivot for Excel, which works with plenty of other data sources.

  • New Groovy cozies up to Java, SQL

    The new version of the Groovy programming language aims to make life easier for programmers who work with Java and SQL, the language's developers note.

  • Deleted data drives new data breaches

    According to a new report on data breaches from Verizon Business, cyber criminals are no longer attacking where the credit card files are, but where they once were.

Whitepapers about SQL

  • Optimizing Database Storage Performance for Dummies

    Improving database performance is top of mind for many IT professionals. Their production databases in many ways are the lifeblood of the organization, supporting the transactions, applications, operations, business intelligence, and analytics that make the business work. This book examines the market trends that are driving the ever demanding business requirement for better database performance, technical factors that affect database performance tuning, different SQL Server and Oracle Database design considerations, how database storage technologies and innovations can help drive business value, and key performance optimization capabilities to look for in a storage solution.

  • SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups (AAG) on Tintri

  • SQL Server best practices on Tintri - stand-alone instances