What’s new in SSMS 17.5: Data Discovery and Classification

This post is authored by Alan Yu, Program Manager, SQL Server. We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.5! Download SSMS 17.5 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.5 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017, […]

These Are the Top 5 Most Trusted Data Analytics Firms in 2018

Big data and analytics platforms have become significant areas of investment for firms representing numerous sectors. However, there are so many that focus on those specialties that it can be difficult for businesses to decide which data analytics companies are most deserving of their patronage. An investigation by Analytics Insight could help reach that all-important […]

How Should Businesses Handle Cyber Security Risk Assessment?

You don’t have to spend much time evaluating the cyber security landscape to understand that your business, whether small or large, faces a tremendous amount of risk in this environment. But do you know just how much risk? Attention Small Business Owners Cyber criminals have targeted larger businesses for years, which has led many small […]

Here’s How Your Small Business Can Thrive in a World of AI and Big Data

It’s no secret that AI and Big Data have become big buzzwords across every industry in recent years. We have been gearing up for the rise of AI through integration of complex, yet user-friendly data analytics tools and platforms. Businesses connected their websites to Google Analytics, started learning SEO, focused on search engine rankings, while […]

The February release of SQL Operations Studio is now available

This post is authored by Alan Yu, Program Manager, SQL Server. We are excited to announce the February release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations Studio and review the Release Notes to get started. SQL Operations Studio is a data management tool that enables you to work with SQL Server, Azure […]

Sync SQL data in large scale using Azure SQL Data Sync

This post is authored by Xiaochen Wu, Program Manager, SQL Server.   Azure SQL Data Sync allows users to synchronize data between Azure SQL Databases and SQL Server databases in one-direction or bi-direction. This feature was first introduced in 2012. By that time, people didn’t host a lot of large databases in Azure. Some size limitations were […]