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    Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available

    Microsoft is pleased to announce availability of SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2), which is now available for download. The release candidate represents an important milestone for SQL Server.  Development of the new version of SQL Server along most dimensions needed to bring the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Windows, Linux, […]

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      Microsoft Azure Stack – Secure by Design

      Previously I have blogged about the underlying architecture and features which is going to be part of Azure Stack → http://msandbu.org/what-is-azure-stack-and-want-is-the-architecture/ Microsoft recently announced the launch of Azure Stack as well → https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-azure-stack-is-ready-to-order-now/ Responsibility model in Cloud Now I want to focus a bit on one aspect that was not included in the previous blogpost, […]

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        Fast Virtualized Hadoop And Spark On All-Flash Disks – VMware White Paper

        Best Practices for Optimizing Virtualized Big Data Applications on VMware vSphere 6.5 Best practices are described for optimizing Big Data applications running on VMware vSphere®. Hardware, software, and vSphere configuration parameters are documented, as well as tuning parameters for the operating system, Hadoop, and Spark. The Hewlett Packard Enterprise ProLiant DL380 Gen9 servers used in […]

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          Improving SQL Server Performance by 20X

          Hyperconverged infrastructure is often used for applications including VDI and lightly loaded remote sites. So how does an organization that is looking to improve the performance of a mission-critical application such as Microsoft SQL Server end up with hyperconverged infrastructure? At this year’s Flash Memory Summit 2017, I presented a session where attendees could learn […]

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            Fast Virtualized Hadoop And Spark On All-Flash Disks – VMware White Paper

            Best Practices for Optimizing Virtualized Big Data Applications on VMware vSphere 6.5 Best practices are described for optimizing Big Data applications running on VMware vSphere®. Hardware, software, and vSphere configuration parameters are documented, as well as tuning parameters for the operating system, Hadoop, and Spark. The Hewlett Packard Enterprise ProLiant DL380 Gen9 servers used in […]

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              Download ScaleArc Database Performance and Load Balancing Sofware

              ScaleArc offer’s a free, easy, fully featured and supported 30-day trial of the ScaleArc software (formerly iDB). ScaleArc is incredibly easy to implement, with most customers able to get their first cluster up and running in less than 15 minutes from install. Available as an easy to use VM Image, an Amazon AMI, or an […]

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                How to simplify your SQL tasks with SQLDocKit – On-Demand Webinar

                Whether you’re a DBA, consultant, or your organization’s IT person responsible for managing SQL Servers, SQLDocKit can help you with your daily time-consuming administrative tasks: Get complete insight into your SQL environment and generate documentation Audit SQL Server configuration and prevent common problems from occurring Track changes and detect differences in your SQL environment Manage […]

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                  Fast Data at Scale – #AWS Summit Tel Aviv 2017 Video

                  AWS provides a wide set of services to manage your data, which allow our customers to choose the right tool to the right workload. Learn how to make your databases up to 10x faster and less expensive with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis and utilize DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) to access your data on DynamoDB faster with […]

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