Microsoft SQL 2012

New MySQL Migration Tool! {2}

by Garcello D
The Article I decided to write about this week is called “Oracle Hopes to Poach Microsoft SQL Server Users with MySQL Migration Tool,” Which was written on July 25, 2012 by Chris Karnarcus.  The article basically talks about how Oracle is going after users of Microsoft SQL Server to try and convert them to their own MySQL database. This tool has been build into MySQL’s workbench administration console and allows easy tweaking. They are also releasing an improved version of MySQL which has the look and feel of Microsoft’s SQL, plus they are adding a plugin that allows inexperienced users to work with MySQL data while they are inside of Microsoft Excel. Database migration programs are very common and are pretty much known as a tradition in the software industry. Furthermore Platform vendors usually try to increase their database penetration into corporate IT shops, license revenues, open-source MySQL, and support subscription contracts. When it comes to Software Technology, Their role gives these vendors a greater opportunity to cross-sell middleware, compatible applications and other tools. They are yet to discuss more about their new migration tool because in most cases people wouldn’t necessarily prefer to migrate. read more...

Microsoft SQL Update Caters to Big Data Needs! {2}

by Joshua L
The article I read for this week talks about Microsoft’s most recent update to SQL server. With the release of SQL server 2012 Microsoft has turned SQL Server into a tool that can help organizations analyze large amounts of unstructured data, an increasingly popular practice called big data. The new software is helpful for social networking analysis services. The new software is also very adaptable for use with cloud computing services. The software has already been proven to process about 350GB of social networking data each day by a company called Klout. The article says that SQL Server 2012 is a modern data platform that embraces the world of traditional structured data and brings in the world of unstructured big data. read more...

New Software… New Possibilities? {2}

by Evin C
Having only been working on Microsft SQL Server R2 2008, we have very limited exposure to other types of software available to users. The article I have chosen is actually bringing new software to us in the form of Microsft SQL Server 2012. Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and business training, recently announced in February that they will be offering five training courses for Microsft SQL Server 2012. In the five-day long courses, “students will work with the beta version of pre-released SQL Sefver 2012 software and complete many SQL Azure-enabled lab exercises.” These students will be gaining the know-how to maintain a SQL Server 2012 database, including certain backup strategies, collaboration with SQL Server Agent and even some troubleshooting methods. The opportunity to go to these courses will give you the ability to master querying and basic design with this new database software. Considering it is still in the beta, there is a still a long way to go before full implementation. read more...

Microsoft Server SQL 2012 {1}

by Chris S

Microsoft has been long developing its latest version of SQL under the code name “Denali.” Recently in a press release, they announced that the codename was dropped and the project was going to be titled simply, “Microsoft Server SQL 2012.” Microsoft President announced also that they look to contribute to the Apache Hadoop project and Big Data. Apache Hadoop is a project that develops open-source software for distributed computing. Using a user-friendly programming model, the software allows for distributed processing of large data sets across multiple nodes. The software relies on its library to detect and handle failures at the application layer, allowing those that use it to capture, store and process big data efficiently. Many companies use different forms of this project to access data from servers over the internet. It cuts data being held on one computer to being spread over a cluster of computers. read more...