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Microsoft: Azure Craft A hack for kids and parents to learn AI Programming

Microsoft
AzureCraft was conceived in 2016 by myself, Richard Conway, the co-founder of the UK Azure Users Group, Andy Cross and Allan Mitchell, one of the founders of SQLBITS, the largest SQL conference in Europe. Our idea stemmed from the fact that our children were either continually playing Minecraft or other games such as Roblox which […]

Roles in Remote Desktop Manager

Devolutions
In the past, when discussing security in Remote Desktop Manager, we talked about Security Groups. But things have changed and we are moving towards a Role Based Security System, since this gives you more flexibility than ever and offers a more granular protection system. Roles are available with an advanced data source (SQL Server, SQL […]

A Case Study on Improving SQL Server Performance 20X with Hyper-converged

DataCore
Imagine what  it’s like to be responsible for an application where performance is a matter of life and death. Well, wonder no more – that’s Corey Nelson who runs IT for Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon (ECSO). DataCore’s very own Sushant Rao and Corey speak with us a little bit about why DataCore’s Hyper-converged Virtual […]

How to Connect VCSA 6.5 Embedded Postgres Database using pgAdmin (With GUI) – VMware Unsupported

opvizor
We want to share and quote this article from Mohammed Raffic, you can find the posting here. Please scroll down for details. Default database for vCenter Server appliance 6.5 and windows based vCenter Server 6.5 is Postgres database. Most of the VMware administrators are more comfortable with managing the Microsoft SQL servers using the GUI based database management tools. […]

Microsoft: Azure SQL Database now supports transparent geographic failover of database groups

Microsoft
The built-in geo-replication feature has been generally available to SQL Database customers since 2014. During this time one of the most common customer requests has been about supporting transparent failover with automatic activation. Today we are happy to announce a public preview of auto-failover groups that extends geo-replication with the following additional capabilities: Geo-replication of […]

VMware: Revealing Elastic Pool Metrics for Better Microsoft Azure Performance

VMware
Cloud adoption continues to grow globally, but at the same time, many organizations are not abandoning their traditional data center model which has resulted in higher usage of a hybrid cloud strategy, leveraging private and public clouds, as well as traditional on-premises data structures. Microsoft Azure seamlessly integrates across the cloud and on-premises, simplifying what […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Showplan enhancements

Microsoft
In my previous post on Easy way to get statistics histogram programmatically, I referred to statistics as the building blocks on which the Query Optimizer reasons to compile a good enough plan to resolve queries. Knowing the status of distribution statistics over a given table and set of columns allows the user to have insight […]

Another Day, Another Award for ScaleArc!

ScaleArc
We did it again! The ScaleArc software has repeatedly earned kudos in the industry, from our customers, from Gartner, and from industry press. Today we announced our software won a Gold Stevie® Award– the top winner of New Product of the Year in Software for Cloud Infrastructure. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” […]

Nutanix: Sivantos Group Heads to .NEXT 2017

Nutanix
An Interview with Allan Basso, Global IT Infrastructure Architect at Sivantos Sivantos Group is one of the world’s top manufacturers of hearing aids. The corporation was spun off from Siemens Audiology Solutions in 2015. Sivantos now employs over 5,000 people in more than 25 countries, and its international sales departments serve customers in another 95 […]

Highland Capital Partners Reduces On-Prem Storage Footprint, Goes Hybrid with ClearSky Data

ClearSky Data
Venture capital is an exciting business – helping entrepreneurs bring their ideas to fruition is challenging and fulfilling. At Highland Capital Partners, we do this by leveraging deep industry domain expertise to provide just the right combination of strategic guidance and hands-on leadership to help turn ideas into industry-leading companies. As you can imagine, our […]

Microsoft Azure CLI 2.0: new commands, features; available now in Azure Cloud Shell

Microsoft
As announced previously on this blog, we continue to make constant progress in adding new features to and stabilizing Azure CLI 2.0 over last several months. At Microsoft Build 2017, we announced new functionality available in Azure CLI 2.0 through these new or significantly enhanced command modules – appservices, cdn, cognitive services, cosmosdb, data lake […]

ScaleArc Helps Dell Achieve Zero Downtime on Dell.com

ScaleArc
In preparation for Black Friday 2013, the operations team supporting Dell.com sought a solution that could handle the onslaught of consumer web traffic while maintaining high availability and performance. In particular, the team was eager to increase the uptime, scalability, and throughput of the SQL Server deployment supporting the website. Ujjwal Rajbhandari, IT Director, Infrastructure […]

Microsoft: 1400 compatibility level in Azure Analysis Services

Microsoft
We are excited to announce the public preview of the 1400 compatibility level for tabular models in Azure Analysis Services! This brings a host of new connectivity and modeling features for comprehensive, enterprise-scale analytic solutions delivering actionable insights. The 1400 compatibility level will also be available in SQL Server 2017 Analysis Services, ensuring a symmetric […]

Download ScaleArc Database Performance and Load Balancing Sofware

ScaleArc
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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